Stop Your Dessert Eating Habit!

Eating dessert after dinner is usually a habit.  Just like you’ve trained your body to be hungry during certain times of the day, your body will crave sugar at night if this is something you do regularly. Many times, late-night sugar cravings can be caused by emotions when you aren’t even hungry.  Most likely you’re tired, bored, or even upset about something.

Stressed

Now is the time to cute out stop your dessert eating habit. That means no chocolate, glass of wine, beer, candy, cake, ice cream, etc. after you have your final meal of the day. Late-night eating can be a big obstacle- especially if you are trying to lose weight or create healthier eating habits.

 What can you do to break the habit?

  • Brush your teeth right after dinner. You won’t want to eat again after brushing.
  • Keep busy! It’s not uncommon for people to get bored at night – watch TV and mindlessly eat snacks.  Replace those activities with something productive…like spending more quality time with your family, going for a walk, or reading a book.
  • Step away from the kitchen. Eliminate the power of suggestive treats by going somewhere else in your home.
  • Get the treats out of the home.  Studies have shown (not that we needed a study to prove this!) that your will-power is strongest at the beginning of the day, and gets weaker throughout the day.  Purge any sweets from the kitchen so you don’t have to put your will-power to the test.