The desire to eat before bed is as bad a habit as smoking or drinking too much coffee. It is difficult to sleep with a full stomach, because digestion processes slow down at night, and the food eaten waits until morning. You can eradicate a negative habit in a couple of weeks, but you need to gradually wean yourself from eating at night.
It is necessary
- - fruits;
- - kefir or yogurt;
- - warm milk;
- - green tea;
- - chewing gum.
To get started, learn to eat right throughout the day. A balanced diet, no snacks, plenty of drink, dinner without hot spices - these factors will help you wean off eating at night.
If you are determined not to eat after dinner, keep a supply of light foods, such as cheese, yogurt, or fruit, in the refrigerator for the first time. Before bed, allow yourself to eat a small, low-calorie meal.
Gradually learn to buy the fresh food you need to prepare one dinner for your family. That is, after a meal, do not leave food for tomorrow, so that there is no temptation to finish eating the leftovers before bedtime.
Dull your hunger with a glass of warm milk. It will reduce gastric secretion and have a calming effect on the body. Kefir or drinking yogurt before bed will also help you wean yourself off eating high-calorie foods at night.
Drink green tea with lemon or honey, gradually replace the drinks with purified water. It is easy to confuse hunger with thirst, learn to listen to your body and give it exactly what it needs.
Trick your stomach with fruit chewing gum if you get hungry. The sweet taste and some saliva trapped in the esophagus will reduce your appetite and keep you from thinking about food.
Don't exercise after dinner. Having used up the received energy, the body will require its replenishment at the expense of a portion of high-calorie food. Dedicate the evening to some quiet activities: check the children's lessons, do handicrafts, read a book.
Hang a picture of the slim celebrity you want to look like on the fridge. Look at your figure more often and in your diary note the successes in the fight against extra centimeters.
Go to bed 3 hours after dinner. A hot bath before bed will help you relax and fall asleep quickly. In case you feel hungry at night, put a glass of water by the bed.