The 8 Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss
When it comes to snacking within an hour or two of your bedtime, there is a few things to consider: First, research does link late-night calories to the potential for the weight gain. One study found that the eating right before turning into make your snooze time more restless, and that set you up for fatigue and bingeing the next day. Also, late-night noshing tends to be associated with the stress eating, which leads to the over indulging in high-fat comfort calories.
On the other hand, trying to catch the shuteye when your stomach is making scary growling sounds is not a good idea, either. Your sleep quality will suffer, and you will feel tired and famished in morning—both of which can lead you to overdo it and mess up your healthy-eating plans. The solution’s: Reach for the one of these low-calorie’s, sleep-inducing snacks that won’t have you wake up feeling bloated, suggests Philadelphia-based nutritionist Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., author of Blood Pressure low.
Sure, it’s processed, but hear us out: One serving of this snack contains filling protein and fat, so you feel satiated—and it only packs about 80 calorie’s. Cheese also packs into the amino acid tryptophan, which may be help make you drowsy, says Brill.
A Bowl of Cereal
Put down and the Count Chocula—all that sugar might leave you too wired to sleep (and also give you a stomach ache). We are talking about the whole-grain, complex carb kind (think bran flakes or oatmeal or corn ) that’s easy to digest and gives you 200 calories or less per bowl, says Brill. Pour in a little milk for extra tryptophan and protein’s.
Nonfat Greek Yogurt
For about 100 to 150 calories, you can get the relaxing powers of tryptophan from the dairy, as well as satisfying protein, says Brill. Plus, yogurt can help calm your stomach, so you are less likely to wake up with heartburn or indigestion and the instead can score a good night’s rest.
Two Slices of White-Meat Turkey
Turkey is the loaded with sleep-inducing tryptophan (no wonder you are so sleepy after those massive holiday dinners, right?) and high-quality protein, low-fat’s, says Brill. A some slices won’t run you more than 100 calories.
An Apple with a Spoonful of Peanut Butter
Apples have lots of fiber’s and satisfying crunch. “The protein’s in a almond butter or peanut also fills you up without feeling heavy in your stomach,” says Brill.
Nonfat Chocolate Pudding Cup
We are totally loving this one—the creamy chocolate pudding goes less easy, but it doesn’t contain the fat’s that can sit in your belly like a rock all night. One single-serve pack racks up about to 90 calories.
wonderfull-nutritious with lots of crunch, these little orange guys will fill you up long enough so you doze off, says Brill. And all for four fat-free calories per in a carrot.
Not only are bananas loaded with satiating fiber’s and relax tryptophan (for only about the 100 calories each), but they are the perfect late-night nosh if you we already cleaned up your kitchen. You won’t leave behind any dishes or utensils to wash
Now that you know these best snacks for the late-night healthy eating food, check out the worst foods to eating close to the bedtime, plus healthy sleep habits that will make you to easier fall asleep and wake up feeling rested.