“Why does my body do this every night?? I’m a curious person, so I needed to figure this out.”
The other night I was sitting on the couch and it hit me: an intense urge to eat something sweet before going to bed.
I’m no stranger to this feeling. Every single night, despite my best intentions, I have a strong craving for a dessert after dinner. Sometimes I’m also hit by the desperate need for something salty.
On this particular night, I turned to my boyfriend and said, “I want to eat something so badly but I’m not at all hungry. WHY?! What is happening? Why does my body do this every night??”
I’m a curious person, so I needed to figure this out. And figure out if there’s actually a good way to stop. Because eating when you’re hungry is one thing, but eating sugary, greasy foods when you’re not hungry is just plain not good for you.
Why are so many of us plagued by late night snacking?