|Are you like many of us who are in the habit of eating at night even though we’re not hungry? Does your desire to lose weight infringe on this habit? Learn how to take control over the habit of snacking at night by reading these suggestions.
Things you'll need:
- Fresh fruit and veggies
- Knitting or crochet supplies
Step 1:Write down the times in the evening that you do your snacking, such as what television shows or what events normally inspire you to eat.
Step 2:Now establish what types of foods you eat during those times. Is it cakes and pastries? Chips? French fries? Pizza?
Step 3:If your weakness is snacking on finger foods such as chips, fries, peanuts or cookies, then substitute those snacks with healthy finger foods such as sliced apples sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg, pear slices, grapefruit slices, even broccoli and carrots. These foods are not only healthy but they are fat burners as well. Serve them on a nicely set-up tray, and make it a special snack that you look forward to.
Step 4:If your snack is more substantial food such as hamburgers or pizza, then you need to substitute those foods with healthy foods such as fruit or raw veggies. Fill the plate you normally use with healthy food and enjoy.
Step 5:Perhaps, you don’t want to eat at all but need to do something with your hands. Take up crocheting or knitting and occupy your hands and mind with a productive hobby.
Step 6:Set up a puzzle on your coffee table and work on that during the "snacking" period. You can still watch television while doing a puzzle. This often detours your desire to eat because your hands and minds are preoccupied and don’t need the snack.
If you have allergies to any of the suggested fruits or vegetables then avoid those and eat some other fruit or veggie in its place.