10 Of The Best Healthy Night Snacks For Weight Loss
Many of us wish we could lose some weight. Some would be happy if they lost just a bit of weight, while others won’t be happy until they’ve shed several pounds.
But losing weight is not easy, especially when there are temptations all over the place. It’s so easy to get hungry in the afternoon and gorge on a bar of chocolate while promising yourself that you’ll be good tomorrow. It’s so easy heading out to a restaurant determined to eat a healthy dish, only to be so overcome by hunger that you give into your weakness and order the juiciest, greasiest burger ever.
And it’s also so easy to snack on candy just before bed because you really can’t sleep on an empty stomach.
With these temptations at every corner, how is a woman ever supposed to diet?!
Well, Beauty And Tips are here to help you out with 10 of the best healthy night snacks for weight loss. Let’s take a look.
A Bowl Of Cereal
If you’re like me, you’ll always have to eat something before bedtime. But we are what we eat, so if you choose the wrong food before bed, you’ll wake up a lot heavier in the morning!
Myself, I always eat a bowl of cereal. As a kid, of course, I was like any other and I ate a bowl of Count Chocula every night. But this kind of cereal is loaded with sugar and is a very bad idea before bedtime.
Instead, I suggest that you try either oatmeal or bran flakes. These cereals don’t leave you feeling bloated, and they contain complex carbs that are good for your digestion. Moreover, they contain less than 200 calories per bowl. We have a winner (already).
A Small Bowl Of Rice
Another one of great healthy night snacks is a small bowl of rice. When losing weight, it’s always a good idea to learn from the pros, such as the Japanese. Japan’s islands are home to some of the oldest people on the planet, and they longevity is largely down to their diet – which includes plenty of rice.
Not only is rice good for sleep (which subsequently helps to control your relentless snacking), but it’s also soothing for your stomach, and helps to fill you up throughout the night. Which is exactly what you want.
Blueberries are super convenient and they also deserve to be mentioned in our list of healthy night snacks; you can just reach out and grab a handful of them if you’re feeling hungry in the middle of the night. They’re rich in fibre so will help to make you feel full, and they’re also high in vital nutrients, including antioxidants and vitamins.
Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Eating the wrong yogurt before bed can ruin your night’s sleep; it can leave you feeling bloated, and it can also help to pile on the pounds.
But there are good yogurts out there for weight loss, with the pick of the bunch being nonfat Greek yogurt.
This protein-busting yogurt will fill you up nicely before you hit the sack for the night, and with just 100 calories per pot, you’re not going to be piling on the pounds anytime soon.
Nonfat Greek yogurt also calms your stomach, alleviating nasty symptoms of indigestion.
You don’t have to snack on food at bedtime; sometimes, a drink works just as well.
Cherry juice is a particular favourite of mine because studies have shown that insomniacs who drink cherry juice at bedtime sleep for longer than those who don’t. This is largely down to the fruits melatonin content, which is basically a sleep-regulating hormone. Cherries are also rich in crucial antioxidants that put a lid of sleep-destroying inflammation.
Now, I’m not suggesting that you should carve up a turkey dinner before bedtime, complete with 8 vegetables. No way!
But just two slices of white-meat turkey before bed can be a fantastic snack that helps with weight loss.
See, turkey is rich in tryptophan, which is well known for helping us sleep. It is also low-fat and a great source of top-quality protein. So what happens is you feel full and sleepy, thereby eliminating any chances of you raiding the snacks cupboard at 1am.
Nonfat Chocolate Pudding Cup
I know what you’re thinking: Chocolate? Before bed? Am I actually reading this properly? Beauty And Tips, you’re AWESOME!
Well, yes, we are. We know all the secrets, and creamy chocolate pudding goes down fantastically before bed.
It also doesn’t put on any weight, as a single pack contains less than 100 calories.
So if you’re in dire need of a tasty, chocolatey treat before you go to bed, crack open a nonfat chocolate pudding cup, close your eyes, and head up to Heaven. Perfect.
If you’ve not got a sweet tooth and really don’t fancy gorging on chocolate at midnight, why not try a bowl of baby carrots?
It sounds a bit weird to be munching on baby carrots at bedtime. After all, no one really even classifies them as a snack, and they’re hardly rock ’n’ roll enough to be included as part of a daring midnight feast. But if you’re looking to lose weight, baby carrots could be your new bestie.
The deal: Baby carrots fill you up brilliantly. They’re crammed with nutrients, and because one baby carrot contains just 4 FAT-FREE calories, you can be sure you’ll be shedding the pounds in no time.
Bananas are also one of the best healthy night snacks. What’s so great about eating a banana at bedtime? Well, they’re bursting with fibre, which helps you to feel full for longer.
But the best thing is that they’re remarkably easy to just peel, eat and discard. Isn’t that what we all want when we’ve already tidied the kitchen and just want to flop in bed?!
You can always count on almond milk at bedtime; this calcium buster will always be there for you. If you drink a glass of almond milk before hitting the hay, you’re only consuming 60 calories, which is a lot better than pouring milk over the top of cereal that contains well over 200 calories.
What are your favourite healthy night snacks?
Stay happy and healthy!