One of the big reasons I wanted to (re)embark on the Whole 30 challenge is to help understand and control my cravings, especially for sweets and late at night.
I’m sure I hope I’m not alone in that I love eating desserts late at night. I don’t need anything crazy, and I’m not a fan of processed food, but I could do damage on some homemade granola, almond butter and chocolate.
My favorite way to serve it? In bed whilst watching New Girl, maybe the Office, Parks and Rec perhaps or possibly Law and Order SVU (Olivia Benson is a goddess, ammirite?)
But this little late night snacking shenanigan turned from a treat to a habit to a ritual. There were nights where I wasn’t particularly hungry but I just had to have my dessert because… well because…. “because.” But those nights weren’t satisfying. Instead I felt meh and bloated as I went to bed. Not great. I knew I had to change something.
Luckily, the processes of moving (to Boston) has helped in breaking this habit a lot and so has following the Whole 30. Sugar cravings are way down, and without many of my classic late night snacking arsenal by my side I’ve been able to resist.
But I wanted to open it up to you guys because you always give the best advice. What are your thoughts about late night snacking. Do you snack? How do you find balance and know when it’s a treat versus a habit?
Ok, back to scheduled programming:
Classic smoothie bowl: banana, berries, kale, spinach, kefir and Vega with berries, sunflower seeds and slivered almonds
Rainbow Veggie Bowl: Tomatoes, arugula, red peppers, avocado, butternut squash, tuna cake with homemade vegan pesto
I realized I had a free drink on my Starbucks card that was going to expire and because I couldn’t have a coffee with soy (normally I’d treat myself to an iced latte) I grabbed this coconut water – it had the least amount of sugar of all the juices (only 10g I think?) It was delicious and refreshing and free(ish)
Homemade butternut squash soup, avocado and pesto – Sweet potatoes and pesto egg muffin
Same smoothie as Monday (not mad)
Follow along with the fun on Instagram
- Let’s talk late night snacking – do you LNS? What’s your favorite food/netflix combo?
- What are your strategies to break the habit and keep it a treat (vs. craving)?
As always, thank you so much to Jenn of Peas & Crayons for hosting WIAW every week.