Ever noticed that staying up past the wee hours of the night coincides with some serious junk food cravings? Well, it’s not all in your head. Sleep actually plays an important role in your overall health and can curb all of those cravings you experience late at night.
University of Arizona Health Sciences sleep researchers report that out of 3,105 adults, 60 percent reveal that they succumb to nighttime snacking regularly. Plus, two-thirds of the participants in the pool admitted that a lack of shut-eye led them to crave more junk food. So the answer is simple: The best way to overcome late-night snacking is making a habit of going to bed earlier and getting better sleep overall.
Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!