Are you a night nibbler? Does it feel like you eat healthily all day and then your hunger demons come out in the evenings? That’s fine if you’re reaching for a banana or a few walnuts, but a completely different story if you have a habit of busting open a 10pm bag of chips.

“The issue is not so much the time, as the quality of food,” says Joan Ifland, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Food Addiction Reset.

“Unprocessed foods nourish and promote stability in terms of mood, sleep cycle, energy, and appetite while processed foods do the opposite.” A tendency to snack on unhealthy foods well into the evening can stem from a variety of reasons.

To curb your nighttime binges, follow these tips:

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