Sunday, 16 August 2015

Tips on stopping those late night cravings

We all have them, those after dinner cravings.
I have a few tips and trick I try to use to stop those craving which usually work for me and I wanted to share them with you today. Little disclaimer before we got into the tips; they don’t ALWAYS work – sometimes you just need some chocolate while watching your favourite TV show, and that is okay.
But let’s get into these tips.

Have you eaten enough? Are these really silly cravings or is your body telling you it’s hungry? Make sure you are eating enough during the day so that your body isn’t screaming for extra calories in the evening. Especially make sure you are having a proper dinner to avoid feeling peckish just an hour later.

My next tip is to brush your teeth once you are done with the whole eating business for the day. That should signal to your brain that you are not going to eat anything until tomorrow morning. Also a lot of thing will not taste great after you have brushed your teeth - so is it really worth it?

My third tip for you is to distract yourself. Do a fun activity in which you don’t have the option to be snacking. Go for a walk, do some yoga, start a new project. It’s a lot easier to not feeling cravings if you are busy thinking about something else.

The last tip I have to offer is going to bed early. This one has many benefits, you won’t be able to snack late at night plus you get more sleep. Both of which are fantastic for you and your body.

I hope some of these tips will be useful for you, but remember it’s not the end of the world if you enjoy some last night snacks once in a while. Like most things this is all about getting out of the habit of eating something sweet every evening. Once you have broken the habit it will be a lot easier to maintain, which doesn’t mean you can never enjoy a late night snack again.

What’s your favourite late night snack? ;)
Mine is without a doubt chocolate, can you tell?
Stay healthy & happy!


  1. Brushing yur teeth is a great tip because who would want to eat with a minty breath ;) xx Maja