3.30itis and How to Avoid Binge Eating

We’ve all been there, you’ll find you’ve been good all week and it’s gets to 3:30 in the afternoon and you’ll fall off the band-wagon. Here are a few tricks to help you get through the afternoon.

If it’s chocolate you’re craving, go for dark, or if dark simply wont suffice go for your favourite but have it with nuts. Nuts help to lower the glycemic index so you won’t get such a sugar rush and slump, plus it will decrease the amount of insulin your body needs to make up for the hit of sugar, so you wont gain as much weight.

Healthy snack ideas:

  • Dark choc goji berries
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Popcorn with chilli salt
  • Popcorn with cinnamon and rapadura

If it’s sweet things your craving, it can be a sign that your body’s serotonin levels are low, so try having more protein in your diet to stop the cravings: eggs, lean meat, fish, chicken, nuts and seeds are a good place to start.

Start with breakfast and make it big and don’t skip it. It’s the key player when it comes to kick-starting your metabolism. You’ll find when you have a nutrient dense filling brekkie you’ll be less inclined to binge! Some ideas to try out include:

  • Omelette with mushrooms
  • Bircher muesli with grated nashi pear and raspberries
  • Big Breakfast with eggs, tomatoes, spinach, mushies on rye sourdough bread
  • Porridge with oat milk

Key message: a treat is fine. It’s just about finding the right tricks and getting a balance. Don’t feel guilty when you treat yourself, we all deserve a treat every now and then.

Tags: ,