By Heather Bauer, RD CDN
Everyone struggles with something different when it comes to diet. Life
events like vacations and birthdays or behavioral weaknesses like
emotional or mindless eating are the real road blocks to consistent
healthy eating. There are so many of these so-called "diet devils", I
even wrote a whole book about them!
One of the most common devils is late night eating. You know who you
are! You struggle to stay out of the kitchen once dinner is done. I
often prescribe The Turkey Solution - a trick I discovered myself to curb my own night time munchies. It goes something like this...
Keep three or four quarter-pound bags of sliced turkey (from the deli)
in the fridge. Choose low-sodium turkey and avoid honey-roasted, smoked
or spiced turkey. Each of these ¼ pound bags will have only about 150
calories. If you’re really, truly hungry, the turkey will satisfy you
(and give you a tryptophan boost, which will help you sleep). But if
you’re just munching for the sake of munching, after a few mouthfuls of
turkey, you’ll call it quits. If you're a vegetarian, swap turkey for
6-7 ounces of Greek yogurt or single-serve unsweetened applesauce that's
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