Foods to eat before bed
If closer to the night hunger wakes up in you, which, contrary to common sense and adherence to a diet, drives you to the refrigerator, you should not deny yourself a snack. It’s enough to simply replace the steak and potatoes with something from our list.
The working day began early, you had a small breakfast, lunch at work was also not the most satisfying, but after that there were so many things to do that you returned home insanely hungry only by ten in the evening. This feeling, like the remorse after a hearty dinner eaten at half past ten in the night, is familiar to many. In the event that your body cannot do without a late snack, and a set of extra pounds is not included in your plans, you need to know a few rules that will help in choosing a “midnight meal”.
Evening meal rules
After 6:00 pm, it is best to avoid foods that are high in carbohydrates and fats (but not skip food altogether). The fact is that at night the body, as well as during the day, spends calories, and since there is no food intake at this time, it begins to expend its own. Therefore, if you have a snack of carbohydrate food before going to bed, then the accumulations will simply not be used, since you have just eaten a new source of energy.
Dinner should be light and lower in calories than previous meals.
After eating, it is worth taking a little walk at least around the apartment, and not immediately going to bed.
Dinner should be at least 3-4 hours before bedtime. In an hour, you can satisfy your hunger with something close in calorie content to a glass of low-fat kefir or milk.
When choosing a “night” meal, keep in mind that many foods, such as red meat (pork), can be digested for up to 4-6 hours. That is, if you do not endure this time interval before going to bed, you will soon expect a digestive disorder and new centimeters on your sides.
1-2 glasses of kefir or low-fat natural yogurt will not only satisfy hunger but also benefit the gastrointestinal tract.
Porridge is good not only in the morning, but also in the evening. Of course, you shouldn’t cook it using fat milk and adding a lot of sugar, but you don’t have to do it in water either. Choose skim milk and replace sugar with dried fruit
Chicken breast, turkey
Breast – dietary meat, pure protein with a minimum amount of fat. Roast your chicken or turkey in the oven or airfryer without oil for a delicious and easy-to-digest dinner. It is only digested for no more than an hour and a half.
Satisfy your hunger with a handful of almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, or walnuts. Keep in mind that they are very high in calories, so limit yourself to 40 g. This will be more than enough. Besides, as we know, walnuts contribute to weight loss.
Cheese contains many vitamins (A, B1, B2, B12, C, D, E, PP), various acids useful to the body, as well as minerals, calcium, phosphorus. K is also cheese, easily absorbed by the body and has a good effect on digestion. A couple of slices of low-calorie cheese with vegetables will make a good evening meal.
Cinnamon and honey turn a regular fruit into a real treat. Core the apples, drizzle with honey, sprinkle with cinnamon and microwave for a few minutes. If you add more cottage cheese and nuts, you get a real and, what is important, low-calorie dessert. Delicious, healthy and easy. By the way, apples contain substances that contribute to sound sleep.
Cherries, blueberries, currants, raspberries, pear, dates, figs
The main rule for fruits is that they should be savory. For example, bananas or grapes are too high in calories and not suitable for a snack.
Hummus is a puree of chickpeas (chickpeas), seasoned with olive or sesame oil and spices. Its benefits are due to its composition, namely the absence of cholesterol, high content of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber. Plus, hummus is very nutritious, so it doesn’t take much to fill up. Combine it with vegetables or as a side dish for chicken.
Season them with low-fat yogurt or milk, and don’t add sugar. It turns out to be non-nutritious, easily digestible and useful for sound sleep.