By: Annie Morgan
It’s the middle of the night, you can’t sleep, so you head to the fridge for a little midnight snack…
… and before you know it, you’re in a food coma as you’ve consumed everything from sugary juices to leftover pasta.
And in the morning, you wake up feeling sluggish and exhausted but don’t seem to connect the dots.
If this sounds like you – you aren’t alone.
Many folks do well during the day monitoring their food intake, yet blow it at night.
So before you give yourself a free pass for midnight snacking – check out these reasons why you should stop immediately.
You’re Likely To Eat More
Chances are, if you’re in a half-sleep state, you’re not counting calories, or paying attention to portion sizes.
And typically, when a person has the midnight munchies – they don’t opt for healthy items like fresh spinach or strawberries – they go for the chips, ice cream, pasta, and carbs.
In fact, many people consume an additional one to two meals with all the calories and food they consume during the middle of the night.
It Messes With Your Sleep
After binging you might try and go back to sleep like nothing happened.
But all that sugar causes your body to crash…
…that is after you’re hyped up as you try to sleep.
So much excess sugar can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night, leading to insomnia and lack of shut-eye.
Then in the morning, you’re already at a disadvantage as you start your day dreary.
Not a good plan.
Your Digestive System Needs A Break
There’s a reason so many people are switching to intermittent fasting.
When you’re eating every couple of hours – your digestive system never gets a break.
But eating for an eight-hour period, and then taking the other 16 hours off gives your body a chance to breathe.
Some “nutritionists” who push the USDA food plan often tell people they are best to eat small meals every couple of hours.
Thankfully, more doctors are getting with the times and recommending intermittent fasting to their patients due to the proven health benefits.
Eat So You Aren’t Hungry
The best thing you can do for your health is to eat real food throughout the day – food high in protein that will actually fill you up.
The best part about living a Keto lifestyle is you get to eat good quality meat, eggs, cheese, veggies – and you aren’t hungry as your body is getting the nutrients it needs.
Many people who opt to snack during the middle of the night eat processed foods throughout the day, or foods high in carbs like pasta or bread, and wonder why they are still hungry.
If you struggle with midnight snacking – you aren’t alone – and you can finally conquer this bad habit for good!
Do you struggle with midnight snacking?
If so, what is the most challenging part about stopping?
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