What triggers those late-night snack cravings? Scientists are telling us that your circadian system – your body’s internal clock, may be the trigger. But, that’s no excuse for you to make that late night snacking OK. You still have a choice and you still can take control. You can learn hypnosis for weight loss to put you in control of what you are eating, when you are eating and how much you are eating. You can also use self hypnosis to change your circadian system.
What Triggers Those Late-Night
Science Daily, April 30, 2013: A study published in the most recent version of the journal Obesity found that the body’s internal clock, the circadian system, increases hunger and cravings for sweet, starchy and salty foods in the evenings. While the urge to consume more in the evening may have helped our ancestors store energy to survive longer in times of food scarcity, in the current environment of high-calorie food, those late night snacks may result in significant weight gain.
“People who eat a lot in the evening, especially high-calorie foods and beverages, are more likely to be overweight or obese.”
Indeed, eating a lot in the evening can be counterproductive since the human body handles nutrients differently depending on the time of day. For example, sugar tolerance is impaired in the evening. Additionally, consuming more calories in the evening predisposes people to more energy storage; we simply don’t expend as much energy after an evening meal in comparison to morning meals.
“If weight loss is a goal, it’s probably better to eat your larger, higher-calorie meals earlier in the day.” “Knowing how your body operates will help you make better choices. Going to bed earlier, getting enough sleep and choosing lower-calorie foods rather than higher-calorie foods in the evening can all help with weight loss.”
I heard someone recently using the excuse that since obesity runs in his family that his predisposition to being fat made it impossible for him to be slender. Not true. Probably most of us are predisposed to be overweight – but you do still have a choice. You don’t have to eat the chips and ice cream and you don’t have to sit in front of the TV. You can make healthy, responsible food choices and you can be more active.
Hypnosis for weight loss can help you make healthy food choices and it can help you with changing your body’s internal clock. One of the changes you can make to reprogram your circadian system is to get up in the morning, eat frequent small meals throughout the day making sure that the bulk of your calories are earlier in the day, and that you go to sleep earlier in the evening. Self hypnosis can help you make this change.
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