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The 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge That Actually Works

Day 15: Stop snacking after dinner

Snacking after dinner is an important habit to break. Many of us find ourselves reaching for late-night snacks before heading to bed. Snacking after dinner is often caused, not by hunger, but by feelings of boredom, tiredness, or stress. To make matters worse, the foods we crave at night tend to be high in fat, sugar, and salt, while lacking in nutritional value. These excess calories can really add up and sabotage our efforts to lose weight.

Mindlessly eating while browsing the web or watching TV can easily lead to overeating. Be mindful of what you eat and be careful not to confuse tiredness for hunger. Eating healthy, satisfying meals throughout the day and getting plenty of physical exercise can help minimize late-night cravings and help you get to sleep.