One of the most important challenges that you could make as you strive to reach your weight loss goals is stopping snacking after dinner. Eating after the dinner meal will only set you up for weight gain because not only is it more likely that you'll consume an excess number of calories, but the foods most people typically eat in the evening period aren't exactly healthy choices.
Fortunately, if you take action you can put a stop to this with the right game plan strategy.
Let's take a look at the steps you need to take to put this problem behind you.
Set Your Eating Stop Time
The first step is to set a time when you will stop eating. For most people, 7 or 8 tends to work nicely unless you stay up very late, then 12 may be more appropriate.
Brush Your Teeth After Dinner
Next, brush your teeth after the dinner meal. This will send a message to your brain telling you the meal is over and reduce your 'taste' for any further food.
Make A To-Do List To Keep Yourself Busy
To get your mind off food, make a to-do list to keep yourself busy. The busier you are, the less chances you'll have of snacking.
Sip Chamomile Tea Before Bed
Since most people do feel slight hunger before bed, sip some chamomile tea or herbal tea. This will fill up your stomach, take away hunger, and best of all, encourage sleep. And, it's calorie free!