You’ve stayed on track all day, yet once again you find yourself perusing the kitchen for a late-night snack. If this sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. For many of us, late-night snacking is a key factor in whether we can successfully achieve or maintain a healthy weight. Not only do we have lower metabolic demands at night, but we also tend to crave less nutritious food, making late night snacks an easy way to pack on the pounds. 
If late-night snacking is holding you back from your goals, here are five tips to help you curb the habit:
1. Eat a Healthy Dinner
A nutritious, well-rounded dinner should sustain your hunger and energy until morning, leaving you with no excuse to snack. Include large portions of fiber-rich vegetables, a source of lean protein, and healthy fats in your meal to keep you full and satisfied.
2. Curb Your Hunger With PGX
PGX®* Ultra Matrix Softgels offer a convenient way to curb your nightly food cravings and experience a longer lasting feeling of fullness. Each softgel contains 750 mg of a patented natural fiber complex and is easy to take with your meal.
3. Break Your Routine
When snacking is part of your regular late-night routine, it’s time to switch things up. If you typically snack while surfing the net or reading on the couch, take your media to a different spot that’s further from your kitchen—such as your bed or a warm bath. Engage in an activity that makes snacking less convenient, such as walking your dog, sorting your closet, or a yoga session.
4. Brush Your Teeth
If the urge to graze becomes too tempting, brush and floss your teeth. Food is much less desirable with a fresh, minty mouth.
5. Keep Unhealthy Snacks Away
When all else fails, keep tempting and unhealthy snacks out of your home. Stock your kitchen with plenty of fresh-cut veggies for those nights when, despite all efforts, you find yourself at the refrigerator door.
Gain control of your snacking habits to gain control of your health—it’ll feel good!
*Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX®. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX®.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
 Gallant, Annette, Jennifer Lundgren, and Vicky Drapeau. “Nutritional Aspects of Late Eating and Night Eating.” Current Obesity Reports, 3.1: 101-107. Print.