On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 6 tips to stop cravings for sweets and junk food at night.
Are you one of the many people that constantly battles food cravings at night?
If so, I’m sharing the simple steps that I use to outlast my cravings for junk food all day long.
Let’s be real.
We all have all food cravings, whether it’s for:
Some people have their cravings mid-afternoon, while others have them late at night.
Before we move on, in the comments below, let me know what time of day do you mainly get your cravings?
My food cravings tend to be mid-morning or later at night.
We all get cravings for sweets and junk food.
However, the real difference between people who are Living Lean, and those who are not, is how we react to those food cravings.
Let me put it this way.
Just because you’re craving a chocolate bar, it does not mean your body actually needs a chocolate bar to survive.
These 2 common causes and triggers for sugar cravings go deeper than that.
These cravings for sweets and junk food could be caused by unbalanced hormones, such as low blood sugar levels, which is caused by not eating enough food throughout the day.
When this occurs at work, you know what happens next.
You leave the office for the day, and by the time you get home, you’re a freaking monster looking for the quickest rush of sugar you can get.
Food cravings can also be caused by stress and depression.
In other words, we seek comfort food.
Here are 6 simple tips that I use to outlast my sweets and junk food cravings all day long.
I start my day with a glass of lemon water.
By doing something healthy for your body first thing in the morning, you set up your day right.
To make lemon water, I simply mix a glass full of room temperature water, with half of the juice from one lemon.
I find the combination of the MCT fats from the coconut oil and the caffeine from the coconut oil coffee helps lower my appetite.
I usually have one cup of coconut oil coffee in the morning and occasionally one cup in the mid-afternoon.
Give it a try.
I call this the PFF breakfast.
In other words, a breakfast meal comprised of:
I usually have an open faced egg omelet with:
This breakfast keeps me full, and helps my happy chemicals flow through my body all day long.
Once again, when I do healthy things to my body, like working out, I feel better about fueling my body with really healthy food.
Ironically, it’s the days where I’m not as active that I have the most cravings.
By having a meal plan, with food and snacks prepared and ready to go, it gives you a plan to follow.
It’s just like having a properly structured workout program to follow.
When you have a meal plan, you’ll feel more organized and more committed to sticking to it.
When you get one of those late night junk food cravings, try drinking a soothing hot tea.
Hot tea always soothes me and gets rid of my cravings at night.
If that’s not enough, take a spoonful of almond butter.
This is a healthy way to hit the spot.
Everyone has cravings.
However, what separates the Live Leaners from the rest, is how we react to it.
As Live Leaners, we give ourselves one cheat meal a week, if we stick to our workouts and healthy eating.
In this case, feed your junk food cravings during your well earned cheat meals.
However, be sure to get right back on track after that cheat meal is over.
If you’re looking to minimize cravings throughout the week, try implementing these 6 steps into your day.
They’ve done wonders for me and many other Live Leaners.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.