I have a piece of advice to anyone fighting this weight battle — go to bed!
My wife can attest to the fact that I stay up entirely too late. Often, I am not really doing anything of importance. Typically, I am online or tinkering with some computer program but, rarely do I have something critical that requires me to be up until 1am or so. I get sidetracked and, instead of hitting the sack at 10:30 or 11:00 p.m., I find myself staring at a computer monitor at 12:30 a.m. and asking “what am I doing?”
In my case, late nights bring late-night temptations. It can be innocent enough — maybe a handful of grapes. But, I’ve also been know to heat up some leftover fried chicken at 10:30 (hey, don’t judge me, lol). Ice cream is also another good one. Chocolate chip cookies also taste pretty good after 11:30.
I know better. I’ve read how a lack of sleep actually changes your appetite (hormonal imbalance), making you more hungry, even when your body doesn’t need food. But, silly me, I fight the one thing that would help with all this — sleep.
So, this time, take it lying down. Try getting a good night’s sleep, 7 hours or so, to help with your weight loss. It may do wonders.