Tracy's Tip: Eliminate late night binges in 4 steps
Eat regularly throughout the day
When you keep a consistent meal plan your body is constantly satisfied. The best is to eat a good quality protein and fat with vegetables at every meal. I like to try hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almond butter, organic eggs, organic grass fed meat, dark leafy greens, avocados, coconut oil, quinoa, with whatever vegetables are local and fresh!
Uncover what foods you crave
Most people actually crave what is "bad" for them. Do you have issues with dairy, sugar, caffeine, etc? So, make sure that these foods are NOT in your dinner. If you love sweets for dessert than have it for lunch, or eventually you can wean it out for just "special" times :)
Get Good Sleep
When you are tired you will actually crave food for energy, and generally the wrong types of food/drinks that make you even more tired afterwards. Easiest way to help your adrenals is to make sure you are getting proper sleep and keep it consistent. For example, try to get to bed at the same time every night and get an average of 8 hours (length depends a bit for every person). To make sure you go to bed at the same time every night do NOT drink caffeine in the evening!
Don't drink your calories
If you have sugary, liquid calories in the form of sodas, juices, lattes, sports drinks, iced teas, "diet" anything, it will spike your insulin and blood sugar and will cause cravings. And, hopefully you have learned that cravings will offer the not so nice crash later, which make you crave them even more later on. If you choose to have a drink with dinner I recommend having room temp lemon water, no milk or juice or whatever else is filled with sugar, caffeine or diet drinks.
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