Episode 33: Late Night Snacking: Why We Do It And How To Stop

September 18, 2018

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Episode Overview

Annie and Lauren address late-night snacking: the reasons people snack, simple strategies to address unwanted snacking, and the myth about what happens to your body if you eat after 7pm. They dig deep into the science of cravings, behavioral patterns, and how to make changes that support your goals – if you want to. Late-night snacking doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but if it’s a problem, Annie and Lauren have tips to help you out.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Hunger as a signal
  • How food choice quality relates to how hungry you are when you’re making it
  • Why eating after 7 pm is okay (honest!)
  • The most obvious reason you might be snacking at night
  • Troubleshooting legitimate evening hunger with meal timing
  • Stress, appetite, and food choices
  • Non-food rewards and stress management techniques
  • Leptin, and ghrelin and cortisol, oh my! (Hormones and cravings)
  • Bringing awareness to why you eat (without judgment!)
  • Food as comfort
  • Sleep quality, fatigue, and food
  • Good, better, best as it applies to eating while tired
  • Evening snack choice swap suggestions
  • Why we don’t just recommend people rely on exercise for fat loss
  • Why too few carbs can mean too much hunger
  • Curating your environment to support your goals
  • Late-night snacking as a habit



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


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