If you are binge eating at night, you are for sure not alone! So many of us do struggle with this specific problem, and it is one of the reasons why the weight we so desperately want to lose does not come off.
I admit, I am one of you – I can be super good during the day, eat my low Gi food and actually lose some weight during the course of the day (yes, quite often I weigh less in the evening than I did in the morning!), but then night time comes and all I do is sit in front of the TV and eat, or do stuff on the computer and – eat.
Have you watched my great weight loss ticker? It came down at the very beginning when I had a couple of days without binge eating at night, and hasn’t moved since. Because I got right back into the old bad habit of eating all kinds of wrong foods at the wrong time.
Is there any way we can prevent this from happening? Is there anything we can do to break this cycle? Because I believe if we do, quite a lot of us would see a downward movement on the scales. Here are some of my ideas that could very likely help with this uncontrollable craving for food at night – if you remember it (that’s one of my weak points 😉 ) I also would love to hear any ideas, tips and tricks you have to help stop splurging at night – just leave a comment below so we can all benefit from it!
Ideas to help stop (or control) binge eating at night:
- Head straight to the tap or your water bottle whenever you feel the urge. Drink a glass of water first!
- Eat a banana – or two!
- Have a good size mirror handy; look in the mirror while you are eating, it can be quite a turn-off.
- Eat very slowly. Savour each bite. You will probably find that you are getting fuller faster.
- Have a lot of raw veggies you really like handy. I love snow peas and sugar snap peas. Could be carrots for you, or something else. Try to have some pre-prepared (like, cleaned up) and grab them when the urge to “nibble” bites. Sometimes all you want is something to chew on for a while – raw veggies are perfect.
Let me know of any other ideas and tips you have, please. Let’s help each other to get over binge eating at night!