Curb Your Cravings in a Healthy Manner

 

No matter how much we try to prevent it, sometimes the feeling is overwhelming – Late night snacking. 

When we can’t curb these cravings, it’s all too often we turn to all of the unhealthy or even just carb-heavy snacks. 

If you are like me – and I LOVE to snack – I have to make it a habit to keep around some good, low carb, high protein snacks to grab and curl up on the couch with.  Remember that lat night snacking as a direct impact on your body’s metabolism.  Eating sugary or high-carb foods right before you put your body into a resting state is a recipe for weight gain. You can feed the hunger urge while still maintaining a healthy balance.  Your body will thank you.

The GOOD Late Night Snacking

    • Cottage cheese 
    • Eggs (boiled, scrambled, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner, or a late-night snack?)
    • String cheese
    • Protein meat snacks (my favorite are the Ostrim brand)
    • Chickpea salad
    • Hummus and veggies
    • Chicken salad

The BAD Late Night Snacking

    • Fruits, as they are high in sugar and therefore loaded with carbs 
    • Sweets! This might be the hardest one to avoid
    • Bread
    • Chips
    • Crackers

 

Explore Your Options

While the list goes on and on, there are a few easy things to remember to help you conquer your late-night snacking:

  • High protein, low carbs
  • Fight the urge to eat because you are bored
  • Drinking water also helps you feel more full
  • Avoid sugary snacks and drinks

 

What is your favorite late night snack? Let us know in the comment section down below!

 

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