Are you one of billions struggling with night time binge eating? It's not as uncommon as some might think. You are busy, have a non-stop schedule, work late, and your to do list is so long. When you feel hungry you push the feeling aside in hopes of returning to it after finishing your tasks at hand, but then you only find yourself forgetting and knocking out another task on the to do list. By now the day is almost over and you realize you haven't eaten a thing. Does this sound familiar? Or are you someone who restrains yourself all day long and when you find quiet time the pantry or fridge calls to you? Whatever is contributing to your night time binge eating, here is a 1 min exercise that will be a game changer to get you to switch off that mode and re-structure your eating patterns. You got a minute?
To start we must understand what this minute is going to do to help. This is something you need to be real with yourself about, decide you want to change and just do it. Here's what I'm talking about-
Game Changer Situation 1:
You haven't eaten all day and it's finally dinner time or possibly 1st/2nd meal of the day. Your craving high calorie, comforting food.
1 min game changer: wall squat for 1 full minute. Keep abs tight and weight in your heels of feet and squeezing your glutes the whole time. Or push ups on your knees or challenge yourself and do kettle bell pushups.
After the minute squat choose protein (meat or beans), Leafy greens, green veggies and a good fat, like avocado, olive oil dressing
Here are some night time food choices your body loves to help with weight-loss, increased metabolism and increase your body's longevity. Protein, Good fats and low carb, non-dense veggies
Then prepare some quick grab options so you don't find yourself waiting until night to eat. If you know you don't have an option to eat a large hearty meal later, more chances than not you'll find a way and make it a point to get your daytime meals in order.
Game Changer Situation 2:
You ate throughout your day but during night time you get these urges to check out whats in the pantry or fridge. Your sweet, salty, crunchy fix is calling you!
1 min game changer: Care for your much needed tight muscles, foam roll (myo-fascia release) for 1 min+ Then stretch the same muscle for 1 min.. Breath and make sure its a good release and stretch, don't cheat yourself.
Then, if you still have the urge, for night time choices stick to protein, good fats (olive oil, nuts, etc. learn what you like and prefer.