3 Simple Steps to Silence Late Night Food Cravings
My wife and I both have very busy schedules.
That means there are nights when we’re up with the late-night munchies. But we have a rule that the kitchen closes at 8pm.
And that’s a good thing. Going on late-night kitchen raids can wreck your fat loss victories, especially now that you’re taking your Ultimate Trim.
To quiet the cravings for all those goodies that call your name in the middle of the night, just follow these three simple steps.
Step 1: Make protein the focus of each meal.
Protein is the best way to feel satisfied after a meal. Protein activates the signal to your brain that says, “I’m pleasantly full, I don’t need to eat anymore.” And when you have a good source of protein at every meal (that means breakfast, too) you won’t feel like eating after dinner.
This protein trigger is a survival mechanism your body inherited from our ancient ancestors. Back when we had to hunt for our food, a lack of protein told your brain to prepare for starvation. That meant storing fat and ramping up the feeling of hunger.
But adding protein has the opposite effect. It tells your brain that you don’t need to eat or feel hungry and actually signals your body to start burning fat for energy.
Make sure that every meal has a good source of protein. Beef, fish, chicken or other poultry choices work wonders. Even cottage cheese, nuts or almond butter will help.
Step 2: Add fiber to your evening meal.
Fiber expands in your belly, making you feel full. It also slows down the release of sugar into your blood, which means you won’t have a sugar crash after dinner, the common trigger that sends you running for the fridge at night.
Good sources of hunger-busting fiber include:
- Seeds, especially flax seeds and chia seeds. These seeds are packed with vital nutrients and expand in your stomach, giving you the feeling of being full.
- Beans, peas and other legumes (make sure to soak or sprout all your legumes for better digestion and nutrient absorption)
Avoid using bread as a way to “fill up.” Most breads spike your blood sugar and encourage your body to store fat, instead of burning it as energy.
Try adding pre-cut vegetables to soups and sauces. Carrots, onion and celery work well in soups or stews. Use broccoli, olives or fresh tomatoes to complement a spaghetti sauce.
Step 3: Read a book or take a walk before bed.
Watching TV before bed can be a relaxing way to unwind, but it also puts you in the perfect position for craving late-night sweets.
These days it’s common to eat in front of the TV, but you have a much better chance of staying away from the fridge when you’re engaged in a good book. If reading isn’t your thing and you still find yourself thinking about food after dinner, do a few simple household chores or take a brisk walk.
And remember, you’re already being proactive by taking your weight loss formula.
The ingredients you find in your Weight Loss Formula No.1 are working to re-balance and reset your “fat loss hormones.” These hormones help your body burn more fat for energy and control your hunger level.
As you take the formula, you’ll start to notice the fat coming off with a lot less effort than it took in the past. You’ll also start to feel full and satisfied after a modest meal, with fewer cravings.
And that’s good news. You now have one of the only formulas designed to help create the kind of body nature intended for you: strong, lean and full of vitality.