In the chaos of life and busy daily routine, the consciousness about body and mind has been lost somewhere. The body clock has changed. Either you sleep for very little time or remain in bed for hours after sunrise.
Obesity, weight loss, cravings for snacks are side-effects of sleepless nights.
Sometimes we confuse tiredness with hunger and keep eating snacks after snacks at night. Especially, when you have snacks at night when your digestive system slows down, hardly your body can metabolize it and as a result, health issues occur frequently. Our body is designed in a way to digest lesser processed, and more natural food. Most of the snacks are highly processed eatables.
Ask this question to yourself, Can you run a petrol engine using diesel? In the same way, you cannot feed your body complex snacks just to please your taste buds and satisfy hunger. But, why do you get tempted by snacks?
The temptation of Snacks and Side Effects
Having processed snacks is very easy. You just have to tear open the packet, and just munch over it. Many of you might not even wash their hands with soap and water, or sanitize your hands using a hand sanitizer. Neglecting personal hygiene is the most common practice while eating snacks. This makes you easy prey to diseases.
According to a study, our internal body clock tempts us to eat something salty, sweet, or starchy as we enter the evening time zone. Our ancestors, who used to live in jungles, had no fixed time of eating and sleeping. They had to eat whenever they got to eat, and that’s why they had to eat more at night, to survive when food is scarce, as there was no assurance of getting food the next morning. We don’t have such a need now.
Many of you might have the habit to eat while working or while watching television. Since your focus is divided, either you overeat or eat less. That is why you feel hungry even after having a meal.
Though snacks please your taste buds, it harms your entire body, when you eat snacks at the wrong time.
No worries, we have enlightening, simple, and proven tactics to stop eating snacks at night. Do not just read it, but apply it.
1.Break the loop
You work so hard the whole day, this boredom pushes you for entertainment. So either you enjoy late-night parties or watch web series or movies. While enjoying all these kinds of stuff you forget that your body needs rest, and then confuse your tiredness to hunger and keep eating snacks.
As a result, you wake up late, go to the office in a rush, you cannot perform well and hence you need to work hard to complete the task. Productivity and creativity have no role to play in your work. In short, you don’t enjoy what you are doing and start finding happiness somewhere else.
Take a break, analyze your routine. Break the loop you are stuck in. Go early to bed. Rest everything will fall apart.
2. Gadget free sleep
Oftentimes, you just take the phone to set an alarm but end up somewhere completing web series. In between eating late-night snacks is so obvious. So, if possible spend half an hour before sleep with your family or you can read books or you can meditate to avoid unnecessary surfing and to have quality sleep. Keep your gadgets away from your eyesight and then experience gorgeous change.
3.Complete task one day before the deadline
It is almost everyone’s ritual to complete the given task, projects, or assignments one night before the deadlines. It gives another excuse for having late-night snacks. So if you complete a task on time, sleepless nights and snacks will not be part of your lifestyle.
1.Have a fulfilling, balanced, and nutritious dinner.
2.Eat healthy stuff as snacks — fruits, juices, or dry-fruits.
3.Plan your meal. Eat at a specific time. Eat frequently. Never be too hungry.
4.Have plenty of water for the whole day.
5.Include proteins, carbohydrates, and fewer fats. Prefer whole grains and fresh vegetables.
6.Avoid having non-veg and mainly red meat at dinner. 7.Have a heavy breakfast in the morning.
Distract from food
The moment when you start thinking about food, erase the thought. Keep yourself busy with something you like the most. Do something that keeps you thinking (except food).
Seek for help
Sometimes things can be worsened. You cannot figure out what is going on inside your body on your own. Go to the specialist. Share your genuine problems. Medications will help you to identify the real problem. They will help you.
Anxiety, stress, tensions are the most common reasons why people eat even if they are not hungry. Observe your eating patterns. If you eat when you feel anxious, then try to find ways to relax and destress. Let your negative emotions come out.
Read self-help books. Share with your loved ones. Exercise. Meditate. Travel. Do yoga. Listen to the spiritual people. Go to the psychiatrist. Take help to build good habits.
It is always easier to be written than to be followed. Yet, you cannot deny its importance and advantages. Keep in mind, all changes take time, be patient while changes are taking place. All changes are hard at the start, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.