Do you ever find yourself feeling a bit antsy in the evening for no particular reason? Perhaps you are a bit anxious, bored, or lonely. What you do know is that you must have a snack, ASAP. You may feel hungry, even though you just had dinner and before you know it, that bag of tortilla chips is empty. One thing's for sure, nighttime cravings are confusing and frustrating. What do you do? How do you squelch your "hunger"?
I often find that when I help people change their behaviors and shift into healthier eating patterns, the hardest time for them (and for me too—nobody is perfect) to stay on track is the evening, when the emotional hunger cravings come on. Is this true for you too? Perhaps you can be on track during the day, but in the evening, everything seems to fall apart?
If this is true for you, there are four things you can do to avoid the evening munchies.