Most people generally experience late night cravings and some grab the easiest snack option which in most cases leads to weight gain. If you are trying to lose weight or just live a healthy lifestyle then your choice of snacks especially at bedtime should be taken into consideration.
Most people think that when you trying to lose weight snacking especially at bedtime is a very bad option, but when the hunger pangs hit you hard, snacking becomes unavoidable. It is good not to ignore your hunger pangs as this may lead to you getting a good night’s sleep. A well-rested individual is a more productive individual.
Here are some good snacking options that will calm those hunger pangs and will be very beneficial to your health as these foods do not contribute to weight gain.
A very good option as a bedtime snack as it is not only thicker and much tastier than normal yogurt, it is packed with macrobiotics. The macrobiotics help to speed up metabolism and helps with digestion and you are certain to get a good night sleep after this tasty snack.
This is another good bedtime snack especially for weight loss. A banana has a mixture of potassium and magnesium which helps to relax the muscles in the body giving an individual a restful sleep.
Cereals at bedtime, why not as they are perfect choice of food supplement as a bedtime snack as they do not have much calories and they are very good for weight loss. But try and eat whole grains like bran or corn flakes as the help with digestion as they are rich in fiber and will keep you feeling full and you will be able to get a good night sleep.
LOW FAT CHEESE
Low fat cheese is very good for weight loss and a perfect bedtime snack as it is a milk product and this triggers serotonin levels in our bodies. Serotonin is an amino acid which drops an individual’s stress levels and gives them calmer moods. A calmer body and mind encourages for a good night’s rest.
This tasty snack is very good for a bedtime snack as it is very low in calories and is very beneficial when trying to lose weight.
MATCHA GREEN TEA
Matcha tea powder encourages weight loss and boost metabolism and burns fat, so a ‘cupper’ at bedtime will just work for you when trying to lose weight. While you sleep you can be assured that you will be burning fat while your body is getting a good night rest.
This is a breakfast option but is also a good bedtime snack as oatmeal contains the minerals phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These minerals help the body to get a good night’s sleep.
These whole grain bagels contain fiber and vitamins B which will give the body good nutrients as well as help with digestion.
A glass of skim milk is a very healthy option especially when trying to lose weight; it contains proteins which assist in repairing and building muscles. Skin milk is a brilliant choice for LCHF diets such as the Banting Diet.
So, it is good to remember that there are some healthy options to feed those hunger pangs that bombard you late at night. Make sure you keep you keep portions and serving sizes. Never over indulge yourself. And most important in weight loss is getting a good nights rest.