After daily weighing for a while, I've really noticed that I lose weight after a good night's sleep. So to avoid night time eating, DH & I go to bed earlier. We say, "Off to lose some weight" as we go to bed. I used to hate going to bed, now I am happy to take myself off.
This helps with night time eating, too. If you want to eat at night after dinner, consider going to bed instead. It seems drastic, but I find it works really well.
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Want to Lose Weight? Set up a Bedtime Routine to Help you Sleep
Getting enough sleep helps to lose weight. The definition of "enough" will be different for each person and their daily schedule, whether or not the schedule includes 9-5 work routine, retirement, third shift, second shift, etc. Finding a bedtime routine is helpful because completing a routine helps your body and mind to slow down and get ready for sleep. Mine is to get in bed half an hour before I want to fall asleep, and then read a book. I am usually asleep in less than 15 minutes!
It sounds simple, but the key is SLEEP! I make it a priority to get at least 6 hours of sleep every night, and this helps me avoid illness, make better choices, and even maintain weight if I'm not eating all that well. I find that I gain weight when I don't sleep enough. Bonus? If you're sleeping, you can't eat! Automatic caloric deficit :)
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