12. Pastries and sweets
I hope you don’t stock pastries such as fritters, turnovers, donuts and sweets such as cupcakes, cakes or cookies in your house. If you do, you will be more likely to eat them at night. The problem is, your inhibitions are very low late at night because you are tired or stressed from the day, and you can reach for sugar to boost your energy levels.
However, the best thing you can do when you are tired is to go to sleep. Don’t reach for those sweets and pastries at night, if you don’t want to put on about 5 pounds a week or if you don’t want to wake up hungry in the middle of the night because of low blood sugar. If you are super hungry before bedtime, opt for healthier foods such as Greek yogurt with frozen berries or whole-grain crackers with hummus.