5 Tips For Conquering Late-Night Cravings

You’re stuck at home at 2 AM on a Friday night. You’re starving, and everything inside of you is fighting the impulse to make a late-night dash to the neighborhood fast-food establishment.

Sometimes, your willpower works, but other times those little voices inside your head drive you to the greasiest spot in town.

We’ve all been there.

Face it: late night cravings are a real problem.

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The Secret to Portions

It’s simple math: The more you eat, the more calories you consume, the more weight you gain. It’s also a simple solution: Eat less of the wrong kinds of foods. To do this, you need to limit your portion sizes. If you’re used to eating big portions or have never been taught correct portion sizes, it’s hard to know what a sensible portion size is. Don’t worry, it’s never too late to learn healthy eating habits and put them into practice.

Instead of thinking of portion sizes in terms of measurements like half a cup or a quarter cup, it’s helpful to compare portions to the sizes of everyday objects. At every snack and meal, take the following serving size recommendations into consideration and you’ll be on your way to weight loss.

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7 Habits of Healthy People

How is it that some people seem to avoid sickness while you and your family are in and out of the doctor every other week? Is there something you don’t know? When generally healthy people are compared to those who get sick more often, several lifestyle differences clearly stand out.

So if you want to stay healthy, you may want to adopt the seven habits healthy people typically follow.

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5 Fad Diets to Avoid

They’re called fad diets because they’re popular for a short while until people realize they don’t work and then they fade away into the past. Some diet trends last longer than others, but they all have this in common: they don’t provide safe, lasting weight loss. Yes, they may help you lose weight quickly, but it won’t be the safe, healthy way, and it won’t stick for long. As soon as the diet stops and you eat regular foods again, the weight comes back.

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How Long Does it Take to Burn off Junk Food?

“I’ll just eat one bite.”

“This time won’t hurt me.”

“What’s one little indulgence?”

Can you hear these words in your head as you reach for the food you love? While enjoying small servings of sweets and high-calorie foods and drinks every once in a while isn’t a big deal, it’s those small servings every day or every meal that can quickly add up to extra pounds.

Sometimes it’s hard to estimate what kind of damage those calories are doing to your waistline. Food labels list the number of calories per serving, but what does that number really mean? If you knew how long you’d have to run to burn off that cookie, you may think twice before indulging.

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4 Tips to Stop Overeating

The chips are in front of you, there’s leftover casserole on the table, the ice cream’s sitting in the freezer…how can you resist? Maybe you don’t want food to go to waste, you think if you eat it now then it’ll be out of the house, or you’re depressed and the food brings you comfort. Whatever the reason you regularly stuff your face, there are ways to help you overcome this weakness.

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Healthy Breakfast Options for On-the-Go

DISCLAIMER: We at Fit Body Boot Camp generally discourage against eating at fast food locations because you can’t out train a bad diet. However, we know that sometimes mornings are tough and you suddenly find yourself with no time, so we’re here to present you with healthy options for breakfast on the go!

Fast food is convenient, fast, and cheap, making it a popular choice for meals on the go. The mornings you sleep in, are running late, and you’re stomach’s still begging to be fed, fast food is an easy choice. In years past, fast food for breakfast was a diet disaster as few healthy options were available. These days, restaurants know people are looking for low-calorie, low-sodium, nutritious ways to start their day, so menus now offer several diet-friendly breakfast options.

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Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

Do you depend on coffee to wake you up in the morning, help you focus, and boost your energy throughout the day? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of all adults over the age of 18 drink coffee each day for the same reasons.

And you’ve heard the news throughout the years. One day, coffee is considered good for you, and the next day newscasters are saying to stay away from it. But news you’ll be glad to hear is that current research shows the health benefits of a cup or two of Joe a day outweigh the possible risks.

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What is a ‘Good Carb?’

Eat carbs or don’t eat carbs? Many popular diet plans recommend cutting out or cutting back on carbohydrates for fast weight loss. But does this mean reducing all carbs or just the bad ones?

Found in grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, carbs are macronutrients that provide your body with energy. When you eat carbs your body converts them to sugar that turns into energy. The science behind low-carb diets shows that when you restrict the number of carbs you eat, your body begins to burn fat for energy instead of sugar.

Restricting all carbs, however, can result in negative health issues. That’s because carbohydrates are a necessary for the health of your brain, nervous system, circulatory system, muscles, and digestive system. The trick is choosing the right kind of carbs. The bad kind is plentiful, tempting, and addicting, but the right kind are healthy, filling, and can even aid in weight loss.

Here’s how to choose the right kind.

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