It is midnight and the only light I can see is that coming out of my refrigerator! How much I love this sinful chocolate brownie? Or I should reheat the last slice of that delicious pizza I had for dinner? What am I doing with another midnight meal? This was my routine till I discovered that I am piling mere empty calories at night. Midnight cravings simply translate into more calories and more weight gain.
Now before hogging on my midnight snack, I firstly validate if I am really hungry or is just another craving. The difference between hunger and craving is that being hungry means an empty stomach, whereas a mere craving arises from other factors say, stress. In order to ensure that I am not hungry at midnight, I have started ensuring that my last meal is full of fibre rich food to help me feel full for longer and that I am hydrated enough throughout the day.
I have started following these few changes in my routine to ensure that I do not fall trap to my midnight binges any more: