It’s 10:30 p.m. and you have had a long day. You already ate dinner, but you’re starving again. How can you curb these late-night cravings? Wendy Ida, a health and fitness expert, suggests three ways:
- Eat meals that include the right nutrients
- Curb your late-night appetite by eating healthy foods throughout the day. Though it may seem contradictory if you’re trying to lose weight, do your best to eat a protein, carbohydrate, and fiber with each meal. Such components will help keep your hunger at a minimum.
- Keep gum on-hand and chew it daily. Studies have shown that chewing gum can actually repress hunger. Gum is a low-calorie substitute that can keep your mind and mouth occupied.
- If all else fails, try just falling asleep. When you’re asleep (obviously) you can’t crave food. Make it a habit to go to sleep at a reasonable hour every night. The most consistent you are with your sleep schedule, the less likely you’ll be to crave late-night snacks.