This month we’re taking a deep dive into CRAVINGS and there’s a definite time of day they seem to strike the most …
At night 🛏!
In my latest free mini-course, Crush Your Cravings, I talk about a lot of physical, emotional, and lifestyle causes of cravings. (If you want to join, you will find the invitation link here: )
Your Body’s Internal Clock
There are some actual biological causes of cravings – and that includes at nighttime!
They can happen even if you’re doing everything “right.” ✅
By that I mean, you’re not skipping meals, you eat a balanced diet with plenty of fiber and protein, you fuel your workouts, you’re sleeping well, you drink enough water during the day, and you’re not stressed.
That’s because your body’s internal clock is wired to make you feel hungry at night. This might have been for survival reasons for our ancestors, but it’s definitely not something we need now!
That internal hunger “alarm clock” ⏰ can make it too easy to pick up a nighttime snacking habit.
And that’s especially true if you’re coming off a period of time where maybe you’ve been a little extra stressed, or haven’t been getting enough sleep, or … you get the idea 💡.
You might notice cravings kick in as soon as you start to wind down for the night – just out of habit.
The fix: give your nighttime routine a general overhaul, at least for a while, to break free from your cravings cycle.
That means doing something DIFFERENT!
If you usually munch on snacks while watching TV 📺… instead try reading, going for a walk, or tackle a new hobby.
Or maybe do some stretching/foaming roll work (always a winner in my book!).
You just need to shake up your routine to help shift out of your old habits and patterns. Check out these five healthy habits to ease into sleep.😴
You might just be surprised at how much better you sleep! And you might be inspired to try new things and uncover new interests.
Give this a try for a few nights and see how it works for you!
Cravings come in all shapes and sizes
“Never confuse motion with action.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
One of my most critical elements to staying on track is to have an accountability partner.
I know what I should be doing. I know what I want and what my priorities are, and yet too often I have little slip-ups. What stops these from becoming major stops is a support structure that has an accountability partner as a primary piece. With some of my more critical goals and habits, I have weekly check-ins and with others monthly. Set up what works best for you. Illicit support from friends, peers, or a health coach. Stay on Track.
Little things like these are all healthy and smart ways to make your body and mind work harder for you without you working harder, which is a great advantage to have in the fall! Enjoy the slower season and see how your body responds. And then take action!
Looking for some accountability and support?
I invite you to call me! Let’s get to know one another and spend a few minutes chatting about accountability and how to stay on track this season.
If you read all the way to the end, you are AWESOME!
For more tips, I enjoyed and completely believe in the tips found here: How To Stay On Track For Your Goals
I want you to know that I believe in you. Now go take action and Stay On Track.