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Postpartum Weight Loss- Help with Late Night Snacking

Posted Apr 23 2010 11:30am

To  Sara of Fit by Sara: “I’m a healthy eater most of the time, but I have trouble curbing my late night snacking, and I have a feeling this is what is stopping me from losing my extra weight.  Any ideas how to cut back?”

From Fit by Sara: “You’re right, late night snacking can be a big contributor to weight gain.  When we eat late/ close to bed time, when we go to sleep our metabolism slows down and thus we don’t burn as many calories.  I eat dinner early with my kids (around 5 p.m.) so I too am often hungry by 8:30- 9 p.m..  What I found that works great is a cup of hot chocolate w/ lowfat milk or a hot decaf tea w/ lowfat milk.  Both fill me up and the warmth is very soothing.  It’s also been shown that having warm milk prior to bed can aide in digestion for a good night’s sleep. ” -Sara Holliday MFT, CPT

**Have a question for me?  Email me at info@fitbysara.com or leave a comment.

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