What to Eat at Night to Lose Weight

What to Eat at Night to Lose Weight

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of different opinions on late night snacking.

Many people believe that nothing should be eaten too close to bedtime, while others say that it’s total calorie intake across the day that really matters.

Those that avoid late night snacks claim that it’s a key step to weight loss. But most studies on the issue show that it has more to do with the types of snacks chosen. More often than not, when people eat late in the evening, they tend to make bad food choices.

My own perspective on this issue all comes down to metabolism. Based on the principle of keeping your metabolism in high gear for as long as possible (in order to burn as much fat as possible), there’s really nothing wrong with eating at night. It all comes down to the choices you make, and ensuring that you’re preparing your body in the right way for a good night’s sleep.

In fact, there are a number of foods that will actually get your body burning more fat while you sleep. As long as you avoid foods that are high in fat, sugar, and carbs, you really don’t need to worry. Let’s take a look at some foods you can eat at night to lose weight…

What to Eat at Night to Lose Weight

Lean Protein – If you’re looking for a snack before bed, the first thing you should be looking for is protein. Foods high in protein will not only make you feel more full and satisfied, they’ll also boost your metabolism and burn more calories while they digest. That means you’ll be burning fat while you sleep!

Some good high-protein options are almonds, pistachios, hummus, and of course turkey (which will also help you sleep). If you’re working out hard at the gym, you can also make a simple protein shake with a satisfying whey protein like Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion or Vega Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer. In addition to burning more calories, you’ll also improve muscle recovery at night.

Fruit & Veggies – Not surprisingly, fruit and veggies also make great late night snacks. Don’t go too heavy on the fruit though – too much sugar, even from a natural source, can interfere with your weight loss goals. Go for something like carrots with hummus, sugar-free dried fruits (cherries will also help you sleep), or apple slices with some low-fat cheddar cheese.

Super Foods – You’ve all heard of super foods, right? Many super foods make the perfect bedtime snack, since they’re packed full of amazing nutrients that will boost your metabolism and help your body recover from the stresses of your day. Here are some ideas…

  • Leafy greens drizzled with a tablespoon of fat-busting Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil.
  • Low-fat yogurt topped with fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds.
  • A protein shake made with a scoop of Optimum 100% Natural Whey, almond milk, some fresh fruit, and the super nutritional NOW Spirulina Powder (this stuff also contains melatonin, which may help you sleep).
  • You can also get creative and add Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Powder to a number of snacking options.

These are just a few ideas, but keep in mind that eating at night can actually help you lose weight! You just need to be smart about your snacking choices, and go for foods that will give your metabolism a boost while you sleep!

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