Having the urge to eat at night is something we all experience from time to time, and, as scientific research has proven on numerous occasions, it’s perfectly natural. Unfortunately, just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s healthy, so let’s take a look at some of the reasons behind night-time cravings and how to fight them off.
Scientists from Brigham Young University have recently discovered that some parts of our brain don’t respond to food as well at night as they do during the day.
In other words, we are not as satisfied by food at night so we tend to eat more to achieve the same “high” food gives us during the day.
Some other reasons why we eat at night include boredom, while watching TV to keep our hands busy or after a brisk walk.
Just by knowing this and identifying the situations which lead us to the fridge is sometimes enough to kick-start a fight against night-time eating simply by avoiding those situations.
If you still can’t keep the urge to eat at night at bay, opt for healthier food choices, such as nuts or low-fat yogurt. Even better, try drinking water to fight off night-time cravings.