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June 27, 2024

Ep477: Nighttime Eating? 5 Steps to Stop Eating at Night

Seventy-five percent of emotional eaters surveyed said that evening (starting after work) and nighttime is the hardest time to resist overeating. Stress from the day, loneliness and all kinds of uncomfortable emotions tends to bubble up once the workday is over. Don’t enter the kitchen unarmed! Learn these 5 simple strategies to stop nighttime eating and start waking up feeling great. This was originally an episode from 6 years ago, but it’s worth bringing back! Experience how sweet it is to wake up in the morning, actually hungry and ready for breakfast…

Addressing nighttime eating helps in maintaining health and emotional balance. Practicing these strategies can lead to better habits and overall wellness.

  1. Don’t Skip Meals
    • Skipping meals leads to increased hunger and overeating later in the day.
    • Importance of regular meals for energy, brain function, and emotional balance.
  2. Meditation
    • Meditation helps regain balance and perspective before dinner, reducing the urge to eat emotionally.
  3. Connection
    • Debriefing the day with a friend or spouse helps release accumulated stress and emotions.
    • Talking about daily challenges reduces the need to use food for emotional comfort.
  4. Eat a Real Meal
    • Avoid mindless nibbling by preparing and enjoying a proper meal.
  5. Go to Bed
    • Avoid late-night eating triggers by going to bed early.
    • Late nights alone with distractions (TV, computer) often lead to emotional eating.

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