● Ensure your supper includes a mix of lean protein, complex
carbohydrates, healthy fats, and plenty of fibre. This can help you feel more satisfied and reduce the urge to snack later.
● Sometimes, thirst can be mistaken for hunger. Make sure to drink enough water throughout the day. A general recommendation for most adults is 2 litres of water a day.
● Try to have regular meal times. This helps regulate your appetite and reduces the likelihood of grazing after supper.
● Engage in activities that keep your hands and mind occupied, like reading a book, going for a walk, or doing a hobby. This can help take your mind off snacking.
● Sometimes, the act of brushing your teeth signals to your brain that eating time is over.
If you anticipate being genuinely hungry later in the evening, prepare some healthy snack options in advance, like cut-up vegetables, yoghurt, or a small portion of nuts.
If you do feel like having a snack, it’s okay. Just opt for a small, nutritious option rather than indulging in large quantities of unhealthy snacks.