Tips to Curb Late Night Snacking

Our little pug patient is feeling quite a bit better today. His eyes still look a little cloudy, but they’re not nearly as watery and booger-y as they were a few days ago. Murphy has a check-up with the vet tomorrow afternoon, so, hopefully, we’ll hear some good news then. At least he’s back to his normal weird pug self.

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Breakfast

I finally got burnt out on peanut butter and banana wraps, so I made my other go-to meal for breakfast this morning: My Favorite Breakfast Pancake. I added chia seeds to the batter and topped it with a scoop of almond butter.

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And, as always, I drank a glass of iced coffee with coconut-almond milk.

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Delicious.

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After breakfast, I had some fun in the kitchen with protein powder. My Health post for next week is all about how to incorporate protein powder into your diet, so I attempted some new recipes today.

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I bombed my first attempt at protein cookies, but my second effort turned out great. The recipe will be on Health’s News & Views one week from today!

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Lunch

I don’t know if it was the heat and humidity or taste-testing my protein cookies (ok, it was probably the cookies), but I wasn’t super hungry when lunchtime rolled around, so I kept lunch on the light side and whipped up a green smoothie.

In the mix:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped frozen kale
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal 
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

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So, this is kind of cool”¦

The August issue of Fitness magazine arrived at my house today. Inside was an ad for the Fitness Blogger Tweet & Meet, which was held in New York City last April. I attended the event and spoke on a panel. I also participated in a Tabura pop-up workout, which, apparently, was caught on camera.

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Check me out doing crunches!

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Neat, right? My friends Sarah, Julie, Cat, and Maria are also in the ad. Just wanted to share!

Health News & Views

Recently I’ve received lots of questions from readers who say they have trouble with after-dinner snacking””they aren’t alone! Many people, including myself from time-to-time, struggle with the battle of the late-night munchies. Sometimes, once I finish dinner, I find myself poking around the kitchen for something to eat. Most of the time I know it’s just mindless munching, so I rein in my snacking with a number of healthy eating strategies. These things work for me, so hopefully they’ll work for you too! 7 Tips to Curb Late Night Snacking

I just realized I wrote about this same topic a few months ago, so here are even more tips to help you curb late-night snacking.

Question of the Day

Do you struggle with late-night snacking? If so, what do you find to be the main cause? How do you deal?

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