Night-time binge eating?Sounds familiar?

Nighttime binge eating, also known as nocturnal eating syndrome (NES), is a condition characterized by the consumption of large amounts of food during the night, often accompanied by a loss of control over eating. This behaviour can be distressing and may have negative physical and emotional consequences.

Some would say that the main causes for this behaviour are stress or poor habits but it goes deeper than that. No one likes to binge, especially not before going to sleep feeling full and uncomfortable.It affects their mood, their sleep and also the way they feel about themselves in the morning once they step on the scale (I don’t recommend that you step on the scale after a binge).

Here are some of the most common causes for nighttime binge eating: 

  1. Stress and Emotional Factors: Stress, anxiety, depression, and other emotional factors can trigger nighttime binge eating. People often use food as a way to cope with their emotions.
  2. Irregular Eating Patterns: Skipping meals during the day or having erratic eating habits can lead to extreme hunger at night, making it more likely to engage in binge eating.
  3. Hormonal Changes: Some individuals may experience hormonal changes at night that affect their appetite and cravings.
  4. Environmental Triggers: Being in an environment with readily available high-calorie, highly palatable foods, such as watching TV in the kitchen, can lead to nighttime binge eating.

In this video I cover everything about nighttime binge eating and how you can make daily changes that would lessen the habit of bingeing at night.

Watch it here!