Do you get night time after dinner cravings? Do you find yourself having to have dessert or something fatty after dinner or late at night? Do you end up caving into your cravings and binging thus derailing your healthy and clean diet you followed all day? If you answered yes to one or more of all these questions then don't feel bad because you are definitely not alone. These feelings are caused by having low endorphin levels which make our body crave these type of "mood foods". The release of these hormones helps us feel satisfied, suppress pain, both emotionally and physically.
I am one of those people who have been in this situation almost every night. I am so good all day about choosing healthy foods and snacks and even make sure I eat proper portion sizes. However, when night time rolls around and I find myself unwinding from a busy and hectic work and family life day I find myself looking for fatty and sugary foods to comfort and relax me. This in turn derails my healthy and active lifestyle that I try very hard to maintain. I also find myself having a difficult time having restful sleep those nights as well. The lack of sleep then disrupts the following day thus causing a chain reaction of continuing this bad habit.