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It’s 8 pm or 10 or maybe even midnight? You’ve finished dinner. But your sweet tooth is just screaming your name!... Sound familiar?
Let’s take a deep dive into CRAVINGS and there’s a definite time of day they seem to strike the most … At night!
There are some actual biological causes of cravings – and that includes at nighttime! They can happen even if you’re doing everything “right” - By that I mean, you’re not skipping meals, you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fiber and protein, you fuel your workouts, you’re sleeping well, you drink enough water during the day, and you’re not stressed.
That’s because your body’s internal clock is wired to make you feel hungry at night. This might have been for survival reasons for our ancestors, but it’s definitely not something we need with how we live now!
That internal hunger “alarm clock” can make it super duper easy to pick up a nighttime snacking habit. And that’s especially true if you’re dealing with a period of time where maybe you’ve been a extra stressed, or you’re not sleeping well, or fueling your workouts, or drinking enough water…. sound familiar?
You might notice cravings kick in as soon as you start to wind down for the night – just out of habit.
What can you do? Try this! Give your nighttime routine a general overhaul, at least for a while, to break free from your cravings cycle.
That means switching it up!
If you usually munch on snacks while watching TV … instead try reading, going for a walk, or tackle a new hobby. Or maybe do some stretching/foaming roll work (mobility is always a winner in my book!).
You just need to shake up your routine to help shift out of your old habits and patterns.
You might just be surprised at how much better you sleep! And you might be inspired to try new things and uncover new hobbies or interests!
Give this a try for a few nights and see how it works for you!
In this ebook - Crush Your Cravings - there is discussion around the physical, emotional, and lifestyle causes of cravings. If you want a free copy, you can download it here: https://bit.ly/2FebAWK