I can’t be the only one who’s constantly struggling with cravings. Especially cravings that strike in the middle of the night like a ninja. Lately, I’ve gotten really close with the oh-so popular midnight snack.
But I often find myself feeling guilty for it later. And, you guys, I don’t dig guilt. So I thought today I would share with you 4 ways to curb late night cravings!
I don’t want to you to feel overwhelmed by all this, so if taking this is small steps (or baby steps, if you will) is easier for you then I’d much rather you do that then burn yourself out trying to gain self-control overnight. Because I can tell you from experience that it just won’t happen.
So without further ado, here’s a few simple ways to get rid of those late night cravings!
#1) Skip the artificial sweeteners
Not only do artificial sweeteners taste awful in comparison to natural sweeteners, but it’s actually proven that they might be what’s causing the cravings.
Foods that use sucralose or other artificial ingredients as they’re primary source of sweetener might not trigger that full feeling you get from eating real food, so it’s best to stay away from those if you want to get rid of cravings.
#2) Purge your pantry
The first step to nipping cravings in the bud is to get rid of unhealthy foods in your home that might be calling out to your sweet tooth in the late hours of the night.
This is also a chance to throw away any artificial sweetener-laden foods!
#3) Drink some tea
Drinking tea can help to cut back on cravings, especially if you sweeten the tea a little. I recommend a natural sweetener like pure cane sugar or honey! One of my favorite teas right now is this Iced Mint-Raspberry Tea with Chia Seeds. It has been a lifesaver for me lately and it’s also incredibly tasty!
#4) Indulge in a healthy treat
Okay, confession time—you guys know I’m obsessed with chocolate. So anything with chocolate it the title is a automatic win in my book. When I received a case of Chobani Indulgent Cherry & Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt, I was jumping with joy because I KNEW this would be a great way for me to get my chocolate fix without all the guilt.
Made with only natural ingredients, Chobani Indulgent™ includes the richest dark chocolate and creamiest yogurt, the new flavor Cherry Dark Chocolate is so decadent and silky, you’ll remember to save room for dessert.
Normally, I’m not the biggest fan of Greek yogurt (it’s something about the tanginess), but one spoonful of this heavenly stuff and I was IN LOVE! ♥
Chobani is a brand I’ve always loved. I just love that no matter the variety, each and every cup of Chobani Greek Yogurt is made with fresh milk from cows not treated with rBST and contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavors! How awesome is that?!
My favorite part about this Cherry & Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt is that I don’t have to feel guilty about indulging. It’s not unnatural to feel cravings every now and again, so when they strike, you should be able to satisfy those cravings with something that’s nourishing it at the same time!
What are your favorite ways to curb late night cravings? Let me know in the comments below!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.