Diet Tip #17:
When the refrigerator calls at night, don't answer.
Late night snacking when you're not hungry is one way you eat too many calories. But when you're bored, stressed or tired, these tips can keep you from munching at night.
Stop Mealtime Madness
Spend some time planning ahead and grocery shopping for nutritious meals, including breakfast, and snacks throughout the week.
Boost Protein and Fiber
Try to eat 20 to 25 grams of protein at each meal, but remember that everyone's exact needs are different.
Dietary fiber also helps us feel full.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep deprivation can impair glucose metabolism and affect hormones linked to hunger, appetite and body weight regulation..
Turn off all Screens before Eating
Screen time has been linked to mindless eating and increased food intake.
Hungry after Dinner?
People often eat out of boredom, or because of stress, or just out of habit rather than from true hunger.
Learn more about these 5 Tips to Curb Your Late-Night Snacking at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.