Do you feel like it gets harder to manage what or how much you eat as the day progresses? Does all your resolve crumble away once you get home from work or school, or after you put the kids to bed, night after night? Overeating at night is a common cause of weight gain and it can feel like a very hard habit to break.
For many women, nighttime eating might look like this:
- snacking from the moment you get home to the moment you go to bed
- waking in the middle of the night and eating to help you fall back asleep
- having one huge meal at the end of the day
- being unable to watch TV without a food companion
If you struggle with eating at night, the reasons might be easier to identify and change than you think. Often, it can result from:
- Not eating enough during the day
- You’re using it to mask stress, loneliness, boredom, procrastination, or other unpleasant feelings
- You aren’t having enough fun, and food is what you look forward to most in the day
- You’re a creature of habit
- It’s hard for you to get a good night’s rest.
If any of these sound like you, Green Mountain has suggestions on how to eliminate the triggers that cause you to overeat at night. Read more about night eating.
Is overeating at night a struggle for you? Do any of these reasons feel familiar to you?