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October 16, 2023

Dinner and Done

Weight Loss

If you’ve ever struggled with late-night snacking while trying to lose weight, you’re not alone. It’s a common challenge that many of us face on our weight loss journeys. I can personally relate to this struggle, but once I conquered it, my weight loss journey became smoother and more effective than ever before.

I’m excited to share with you three tips that can help you overcome those late-night snack cravings!

Pause and Reflect: Do I Need It or Just Want It?

The first step in tackling late-night snacking is to pause for a moment and ask yourself a crucial question: “Do I actually need this snack, or do I simply want it?” Late at night, our cravings can often be driven by boredom or fatigue rather than true hunger.

 If your answer is that you merely want the snack, it’s time to examine your motivations. Are you reaching for food because you’re tired and looking for a pick-me-up? If so, consider whether going to bed might be a better option. A good night’s sleep can do wonders for your overall well-being and can help you resist those late-night temptations.

Close the Kitchen and Create a Bedtime Routine

Sometimes, the best way to curb late-night snacking is to physically remove yourself from the kitchen environment. Even if it’s not your usual bedtime, you can create a mini bedtime routine to signal to your body that it’s time to wind down and avoid further snacking.

Start by cleaning up the kitchen, turning off the lights, and leaving the food behind. Then, head to your bedroom and engage in relaxing activities to distract yourself from thoughts of snacking. Whether it’s watching a favorite show, reading a book, or spending quality time with your family, these activities will help you mentally distance yourself from the kitchen.

By establishing a nightly ritual like this, you’ll make it easier to break the habit of late-night snacking and create a healthier association between your bedroom and relaxation.

Keep Your Hands Busy with Engaging Activities

One of the key triggers for late-night snacking can be boredom. When there’s nothing else to do, we often turn to food as a source of entertainment. To combat this, find engaging activities that can keep your hands busy and your mind occupied.

I’m a huge fan of puzzles myself. Solving a challenging puzzle can be incredibly absorbing and satisfying. Other activities that have helped me curb late-night snacking include learning to knit, experimenting with fidget toys like spinners or poppers, and even playing with playdough. These activities not only provide a mental distraction but also keep your hands occupied, reducing the temptation to snack out of boredom.

Incorporating these tips into your routine can make a significant difference in your late-night snacking habits. Remember, it’s all about being mindful of your choices, creating a supportive environment, and finding healthier alternatives to snacking. 

Late-night snacking can be a formidable obstacle on your weight loss journey, but with the right strategies and mindset, you can conquer it. By pausing to assess your cravings, creating a bedtime routine, and engaging in hands-on activities, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your weight loss goals and enjoying a healthier, more satisfying lifestyle. Remember, small changes can lead to big results, and your journey to a healthier you is worth every effort.

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I’m Natasha Pehrson

Your ultimate hype girl and weight loss bestie! I’m a wife and mom to 4 who has lost 100 pounds by ditching diets and instead focusing on creating healthy habits and changing my overall mindset around losing weight. Get to know me.