Written by Jenn Hand, Holistic Nutritionist, Board Certified Health Coach, NBC-HWC

Nighttime was the most challenging time for me.

I couldn’t seem to break the cycle of turning to food. And I was always wondered–what was the biggest cause of overeating!

I dreaded the post-dinner time into nighttime phase of the day.

I’d eat pretty well during the day.

I’d feel good about my progress. I thought being “normal” around food was possible.

I felt hopeful.

Then evening would come.

I’d sit down on the couch and it would start.

The whispers from the fridge.

The cookies, candy, and desserts calling my name.

“Jenn,” they’d beckon, “you know you want a cookie”.

NO!” My mind would fight back. “You know you’ll hate yourself if you do it”.

This food battle would go on in my mind for minutes or hours.

I’d eventually give in. It seemed like I couldn’t resist.

The cycle was the same: eat okay during the day, attempt to resist food at night, give in, hate myself, swear to do better tomorrow.

What is the biggest cause for overeating at night and how do we start to break that cycle?

Tune in to the podcast–that’s exactly what I’m talking about today!

If you want to take this topic deeper, check out the “Stop Overeating at Night” month long challenge here. 

About the Author: 

Jenn Hand has been helping women like you become normal eaters since 2015.

She’s worked with thousands of women, helping them to balance their bodies, end bingeing, stop obsessing over food, and start feeling amazing again.  As a board-certified health coach and holistic nutritionist, Jenn knows how to support you in making real positive changes that last.

Her articles have been published on Mind Body Green, Tiny Buddha, Thrive Global and other local and global media platforms. She’s the author of How to Be a Normal Eater and the creator of The Normal Eater’s Club program. Listen to Jenn’s advice and tips on the Cake Doesn’t Count Podcast, or read more of her articles for free on the Food Freedom Blog.

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