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Make the most of your evenings

We have all been there, dinner has been had, you are sitting on the sofa either scrolling through your phone or watching TV and suddenly you feel the urge to snack on something that you arent necessarily hungry for.

Its a habit, one that almost all of us find ourselves with at one stage or other, but habits can be broken.


Form new, healthier habits like:


Going for an evening walk
Lighter nights and warmer evenings in Spring mean we are unlimited to what we can achieve after dinner. Head out for a walk around your local area, achieve your daily step count and cut your snacking cravings down in just one night.


You dont have to be a yogi to meditate. Simply find a quiet space, switch off all devices for 5 to 10 minutes and reflect on your day. Think about what you achieved today, what you hope to achieve tomorrow and what this will mean for you in the wider context of your life.


Writing a journal
Not necessarily about your cravings or your Eating Plan, but anything that comes to mind. Keeping a journal has been proven to create a more positive mind-set and improve the productivity of those who keep them.


Setting yourself up for a better sleep
Typically snacking at night is our bodies way of telling us we need energy, and the best way to get that energy is through sleep. Over the years studies have suggested that lack of sleep is linked to weight gain and low levels of productivity, so ensuring we get the rest and rejuvenation we require is crucial to staying healthy. Wind down with a warm drink and a good book each night and aim for 8 hours sleep.


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