Hello Old Friend: Night-time Cravings!
This month I'll be taking a deep dive into CRAVINGS and there’s a definite time of day they seem to strike the most …At night! (Don’t leave me hanging here, I know I’m not alone!)
There is actual science behind the causes of cravings – and that includes at night-time! They can happen even if you’re doing everything “right.” (Where my clients at?!)
And by “right”, I mean you’re not skipping meals, you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fibre and protein, you fuel your workouts, you’re sleeping well, you drink enough water during the day and you’re managing your stress (ummm....if this is a real person, I need to meet you!).
That’s because your body’s internal clock is wired to make you feel hungry at night. That internal hunger “alarm clock” can make it too easy to pick up a night-time snacking habit.
And it happens more during times where maybe you’ve been a little extra stressed or haven’t been getting enough sleep, or … you get the idea.
You might notice cravings kick in as soon as you start to wind down for the night – just out of habit.
The fix: give your night-time routine a general overhaul, at least for a while, to break free from your cravings cycle.
That means doing something DIFFERENT! If you usually munch on snacks while watching TV … instead try reading, going for a walk or start a new hobby (specifically, a non food related one!).
It comes down to shaking up your routine to help shift out of your old habits and patterns. If nothing changes, nothing changes, right??
You just might be surprised at how much better you sleep! And you might be inspired to try new things and uncover new interests.
Give this a try for a few nights and see how it works for you!
In my latest guide, “Crush Your Cravings”, I talk about a lot of physical, emotional, and lifestyle causes of cravings. If you want a free copy, you can download it here: Refire Fitness Crush Your Cravings Guide
With Refire Fitness, I focus on simple, sustainable changes that can add up to big results. I am opening a few spots this month for custom online coaching, they fill up quick so reach out today and you’ll be crushing cravings and building strong habits all month long- email me today!
Do you need to simplify your nutrition approach? Reach out, I love talking about food :)