Dr Oz: Stop Night Eating
Dr James Rosser had a plan to stop eating at night and “slay the nighttime hunger beast.” The first step is to occupy your mind and your hands. Dr Rosser explained that occupying your mind and your hands takes away from the stressors and gives you an outlet. He said that Tina had to custom design her distractions, saying that she could start knitting or do crossword puzzles. She could also paint her nails. Tina said she likes the idea of doing her nails, saying she can’t exactly reach for food when her nails are drying.
Dr Oz: Occupy Your Hands & Mouth
Dr Rosser then suggested that along with occupying your hands and mouth, you can also brush your teeth. Dr Rosser said to wait five minutes after a craving comes on and if you’re still having a craving, brush your teeth or wash their mouth out with mouthwash. It can serve as a deterrent for food as well, because it can alter the taste of food.
Dr Oz: BAN Foods For Healthier Snacks
You should give that five minutes to work, and if it doesn’t, then you should pull out the big guns. He said to think of the word BAN because it stands for bananas, applesauce, and nuts. Bananas are good because they are alkaline and prevent heartburn. Next is applesauce because it’s cold and sweet, but healthy and serves as an alternative to ice cream. But remember between the banana and the applesauce, you should wait five minutes.
Then wait five more minutes and if you’re still hungry or needing something, snack on nuts like pistachios, which involve a little work.
Dr Oz: Prepare To Fail
Finally, Dr Oz said there’s a possibility that despite their best efforts, she may still reach for something that isn’t exactly healthy, so in that case, Tina needs to pick her poison. If all else fails, have one serving of an unhealthy snack, but only one serving. Dr Rosser said don’t feel bad about failing, because it happens to all of us. The important thing is to stick to just one serving.