Don’t eat anything past 9 p.m. or else you will bloat and hold onto all
those calories while you sleep…
Yeah, yeah I’ve heard that Dieting “Fact” before, too. But today I decided I’d
had enough with this “don’t eat at night” rubbish. Today I decided that if
it’s a snack I want at midnight, then it’s a snack I shall have!
Join me in the fight against the fight against midnight snacking, and check
out some of these completely acceptable midnight munchie options.
1. Precious protein. A bit of protein late at night will satiate
your hunger without weighing down your mattress. Try some slices of lean
turkey – rolled up with a splash of mustard or layered atop a whole wheat
English muffin. A nibble of protein and a mouthful of fiber will quickly lay
to rest your late-night hunger.
2. Satiating sweets. If it’s sweets that you crave at night, grab
a gobble of natural sweetness, a snack also known as dried fruit. Or just opt
for one or two pieces of dark chocolate. Kiss off the Hershey kisses. A couple
squares of Cacao Reserve by Hershey are rich in antioxidants! Yeah, that’s
right. You CAN have some chocolate in the middle of the night. So take that,
3. Pop in some popcorn. Popcorn is a good snack no matter what the
time of day or night, but it’s definitely a fun snack to munch on late night.
Make sure your popped corn of choice is lightly buttered and lightly oiled,
and you won’t even end up with any grease on your sheets!
4. Unsweetened applesauce. Many applesauces are high in sugar, but
unsweetened applesauce is our pick for a tasty fiber boost. Add a dash of
cinnamon to your small bowl of sauce for a splendid nocturnal nibble.
5. A dry handful. Eating something heavy or with a lot of dairy or
salt isn’t going to help you sleep OR help you to feel good in the morning.
Sometimes you just need a handful of something dry, light and filling to
satiate you till sunup. Try a handful of nuts or almonds, or a cup of dry
Sip On This: The hunger you feel might just be dehydration. Try draining your
hunger by downing a glass or two of water before you head for the fridge or
pantry. Eating a balanced diet throughout the day will also dramatically cut
back on the nighttime munchies you’re feeling.
But if you’re still trying to perfect the healthy lifestyle and you get a pang
of hunger late at night, don’t deprive yourself. Just reach for one of these
healthy options to help see you through till breakfast.
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