Oh, this eternal problem of choosing between want and need! And you understand that everything eaten by you at night will be used against your figure, but how does the soul long for — cry for bright and pleasant sensations! You go to the kitchen, open the fridge – and it started … So what to do, you ask? Is there no way out of this vicious circle? Through trial and error, I derived a few rules of behavior. Especially relevant in the period of the Great Zhora before the cherished critical days.
The first set of rules concerns the conditions that must be created for a happy evening life:
1. Do not starve yourself in the afternoon. If you want candy-chocolates – eat them before lunch. The chocolate for the night is a carbohydrate bomb of the strengthened action, in comparison with the day eaten.
2. Do not cook anything in the evening, especially with garlic or onions. Sometimes it seems to be full, but somewhere at the level of the subconscious you hear this impudent give-give. At one time, I was perplexed that this organism was creating, until I realized that it was all a matter of garlic aromas from some dish in the refrigerator or on the stove.
3. The ideal condition for proper nutrition in the evenings is sleep. You go to bed – and everything, the mouth is closed, the brain is blacked out, carbohydrates are in the fridge. Harmony as it is.
How to take your teeth
I have two problems in this sense: hunger itself and some kind of urgent need to just chew on something to improve the thinking process. In theory, this is the opposite, it should interfere with it, but it’s easier for me to concentrate. Therefore I had to look for options. I stopped at these:
one. Gum! I chew them literally packs. I try not to think how bad it is for the teeth. They have never been so special in my health. But menthol invigorates, tastes pleases, and the body in motion. Then the brain works by inertia behind the body, supporting movement. And most importantly – no calories. Well, or just a small amount.
2 Seeds! Cheap, useful and low-calorie compared to fried potatoes and pork chop. Sit, peck, stretching process. The method of seeds is used by me in the evening watching movies or online seminars.
3 Drinking yogurt or kefir. It is advisable to take nothing in the bite. Often they do not recommend drinking dairy products at night – they hold water. But we are not athletes for whom it is important to make weight at weighing with an accuracy of 100 grams.
I am very happy with the yogurt for the night because it does not aggravate the stomach, it is low-calorie and for some time it dulls the feeling of hunger. Not to mention its benefits.
four. Other protein light foods. When I really am dumbfounded, and burn it all with fire, I can eat cottage cheese or chew walnuts. Sometimes I go for tea with hard cheese. In severe cases, I bake in a microwave omelette without butter or make salad from eggs, beans, apples and cheese.
And how do you struggle with the evening desire to work the jaws?