After a day of work, you may feel hungry at night. Usually you’ll choose salad, sausage or slice of pizza. This could be explained by researchers from the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City and the University of California, Berkeley.
When someone is in a state of fatigue, the brain tends to be less capable of making complex decisions like selecting something good to eat. In the end these people will choose foods that are tasty and easy to get home.
In order to remain healthy despite eating drowsiness blurred your decision making process, consider some tips from the experts to solve it.
1. Forward Thinking.
“Studies show that the ability to control yourself you will get worse after a day of activities to make a choice as any in the early days when you have the foresight,” advises Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., a health psychologist at Stanford University and author of The willpower Instinct.
Prepare your meals and snacks before leaving work. Bring money as necessary so you can not often buy snacks from vending machines. Make sure you also have a stock of healthy snacks at home.
2. Make a plan.
Tell yourself, “Every time I want to eat junk food, I’ll eat a piece of fruit instead.” “People who make a very specific strategy for dealing with temptations such as these have a tendency to 2-3 times more likely to achieve the target of his diet,” says psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. who also wrote a book called Succeed.
3. Take a deep breath before you bite snack.
“It sounds so simple, but a study of brain imaging study shows that this trick is really to help cover part of the brain is considered a snack or junk food as a ‘gift’,” said McGonigal.
4. Eat snacks that contain protein.
Part of the reason you nyemil carbohydrates and sugar when the fatigue is because these two nutrients were able to provide instant energy for your brain, psychologist Roy Baumeister bright, Ph.D. and author of willpower. Instead, drink a protein shake and you’ll get the energy that is more durable than the two nutrients.
5. Make a Specific Rules.
For example, you are a vegetarian at the 5 pm, you should only eat out on Friday or you should not eat chocolate at all.
“The most tempting food is food that makes us into conflict, a part of us wants to eat but a part of ourselves, others declined. But when you commit to a particular rule, your brain will give up on its own,” says McGonigal.