1. Eat the right kind of late night snacks
Crackers and low fat cheese, yogurt and fruit, or peanut butter and apple slices are good options. Also, vegetables like carrots and celery. I also love ice, because if you just want to fool around with something, it’s not bad for you at all, and it keeps you away from food! The point is, if you CAN’T control the binge, binge on something that won’t completely set you off course.
2. Take all unhealthy snack foods out of your house
Take away the temptation before the temptation takes over you. If you want some sweets, buy the 100-calorie packs!
3. Drink your late-night snack
I would suggest water or tea! Even a healthy smoothie. It’ll keep your mouth busy and make you feel a lot more satisfied.
4. Keep yourself busy!
When you’re occupied, you’re a lot less likely to think you want food, just out of boredom. When i get “bored” and eat in response, I just munch on some ice cubes or carrots.
5. Think about tomorrow.
Will I regret this? What are my goals? Review what you are aiming for, and decide whether or not it will hurt you and your plans - or find an alternative that won’t!
If you haven’t eaten all day, then you are bound to be more likely to crave and cheat at 10 pm. Make sure you eat well-balanced meals throughout the day! Oftentimes, 6 small meals a day prevents the late night binges, and keeps you steady with your daily calorie goal!
7. Trick yourself - Brush your teeth before your bedtime!I personally hate the taste of food after I’ve brushed my teeth - and I really don’t want to go through the whole brushing process again, just because I’m hungry for more. It leads me to want to wait until morning, instead of binging at night! If you do end up eating something late night, and don’t want to eat more, just brush your teeth - you won’t want another cookie after that!
- Hard boiled egg with a dash of pepper and salt can function as one of the healthy, complete, and low fat snack.
- A whole grain bagel with low fat natural peanut butter is a great idea to treat your taste buds.
- Non fat frozen vanilla yogurt with dried dates can serve your sweet tooth.
- Trail mix of unsalted almonds, raisins, sunflower seeds, pretzels, and low calorie chocolate chips is also best for people who crave for sweets.
- Celery stick with peanut butter, banana, and pretzel is also a nutritious option when it comes to low fat snacks.
- Whole grain bread stuffed with tomato, cucumber, and lettuce with a dash of low fat peanut butter is the best healthy snacks for adults who do not have time cook food.
- Raw vegetables, such as, baby carrot, cucumber, pumpkin, lettuce etc. with hummus, yogurt, and low fat cheese is also one of thelow calorie snacks on the go.
- Banana smoothie with fresh fruits and yogurt
- Air-popped popcorn or low fat cheese or plain rice cakes etc.
the perfect combo of protein and fiber to keep you energized all day long!
1 spinach or whole wheat wrap
1 tbsp. spicy mustard
2 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese
3 slices low-sodum ham
1/4 cup shredded lettuce
1/4 cup shredded cucumber
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 tbsp. diced tomatoes
Spread wrap with mustard, then top with cheese and ham. Add veggies and tomatoes to just half of wrap; roll up starting on that side (so they end up in the middle!). Cut into six rolls. Pack in a Tupperware container.
- You need to stop drinking regular & diet sodas.
- Replace coffee with green tea to still get your caffeine!
- Cut down on or try to stop drinking alcohol.
- AVOID the grocery store snack aisle
- Cut down on salt and sugar
- Avoid processed foods as much as possible
- Don’t be fooled by the term “Multigrain” since it’s just a fancy word for processed carbs - choose “Whole Grain” products only.
- Fried foods
- Hamburgers & French fries
- Table sugar
- Plain Jam
- salted nuts
- smoked nuts
- refried beans
- Baked Beans
- Chocolate Fudge
- Boiled sweets
- Mint Sweets
- Honey - Honey has minimal nutritional value & has the same calorie content as sugar.
- Soft drinks
- Tinned fruits
- cured meats
- fatty cuts of steak like T-bone & rib-eye
- Corn syrup
- Fruit juice - It’s better to eat raw fruit instead of fruit juice because fruits contain more fiber and the juice will always contain more sugar than the actual fruit.
- Bread made with white flour
- Soda pop, such as Coke®, Pepsi®, Mountain Dew®, etc.
- All baked goods made with white flour
- Fast foods
- Pasta made with white flour
- Canned fruits w/added sugar
- Most packaged cereals
- Alcohol can slow your metabolism down by 73%
- Potato chips
- Ice cream
- All deserts
- Artificial sweeteners
- Most bottled green teas have more ingredients in it to help you gain weight than the actual green tea itself to help you lose weight.