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How can I avoid nighttime food cravings?

Keri Gans
Nutrition & Dietetics
One simple fix: If you typically eat dinner early—say, by 6 or 6:30 p.m.—but stay up until midnight or later, you might push your dinner back to 8 or 8:30. That way, you’ll be safely in bed before late-night cravings kick in. The solution sounds almost too simple, but it works. Another way to head off late-night cravings is to plan a healthy evening snack, and enjoy it after 9 p.m. You don’t need to pair your evening snack with protein, since you’ll be in bed in a few hours and won’t need the snack to hold you over until your next meal.
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Rose Reisman
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Nighttime eating is my greatest weakness. The pattern of eating "perfectly" all day, and often too little, can lead to late-night eating, usually of the "wrong" foods. Also, late-night eating usually happens when you're standing by the fridge or pantry, which makes it easier to consume many more calories than if you put something on your plate. The solution is to fuel yourself better during the day. I like to eat two thirds of my daily calories before dinner. I believe that since you're not usually active late in the evening, you don't burn calories as efficiently.
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