Here are 10 things you can do to stop eating late in the evening or at night.
1. Nighttime eating can be caused by boredom, hunger, binge eating disorder and nighttime eating syndrome. Identifying the cause can help you take the right steps to solve the problem.
2. Monitoring your behavior patterns and identifying what triggers you to eat at night will help you break cycles of emotional eating.
3. Having a routine for meal and sleep times can help you break unhealthy cycles of behavior. This can help if you have no appetite during the day or tend to binge at night.
4. Planning your meals and snacks can help manage your food intake and stave off hunger. As part of your routine, you may also benefit from using a meal plan.
5. For some people with eating disorders, seeking professional help and support can be key to overcoming problematic eating at night.
6. Instead of eating, try to deal with stress and anxiety using relaxation techniques, gentle exercise, or stretching.
7. Eating regular meals will prevent you from getting too hungry and will help you manage your cravings and food impulses.
8. Protein is known to keep you fuller for longer. Including protein at every meal can help reduce cravings and nighttime eating.
9. Try to avoid bringing low-nutrient food choices into your home. If less nutritious snacks are not within arm’s reach you won’t be tempted to eat them.