You’re on this meal plan and you know it’s going to work, yet, you find yourself hungry in the middle of the night. So, you quietly climb out of bed trying not to wake the person next to you as you head to the kitchen for, inevitably, something sweet or salty.
This is what I like to call “THE LATE NIGHT CREEP.”
Let’s explore some reasons for your hunger. It’s possible your plan may not be providing enough calories to satisfy your appetite. There are several things you can do to fill up and not hinder your progress: water, raw veggies and early sleep.
If you eat your last meal is at 8pm and you don’t go to bed until 12, yes, you will be hungry. If you just can’t ignore those hunger pangs and you find yourself in kitchen here’s what I recommend: protein, nuts, veggies and berries.
The foods I’ve suggested do two great things: Fill you up and keep your caloric intake in check because you don’t have to eat a lot of it in one sitting. You may need half of an Eco-Value bag of potato chips to feel full but then you’ve added nearly 1000 more calories to your total for the day. However, a handful of nuts or a cup of berries will satisfy your hunger and clock you just a couple hundred calories.
Even better, you don’t have to creep.