eat at night during weight loss

How to and What to eat at night during weight loss

The key to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is not short-term dietary improvements. It’s about a lifestyle that involves healthy eating, daily physical activity, and matching calories that you consume with the calories that your body uses.

Many people find themselves eating late at night, even if they’re not hungry. It’s a conundrum that most people face as they want to eat healthily: you’re hungry right in front of the bed, but you don’t want to eat anything that’s going to wreck your diet. Turns out, going to bed hungry can potentially harm your weight-loss efforts. Nighttime eating can make you eat more calories than you need, and lead to weight gain.

Our metabolism has been a complex process. You might think that your metabolism will slow down dramatically at the end of the day, so your body won’t burn off the calories you consume at night. But, in fact, even though your metabolism is slower at night when you’re stationary than when you’re active, your metabolism never stops working, even when you’re asleep. Calories consumed at night will not alter your metabolism or count more than calories consumed during the day.

The best foods to consume at night to lose weight tend to be low-calorie to give some form of protein and/or fiber. Induceweight loss and sleep by eating such nutritious food before bed!

A warm bowl of oatmeal: 

Oatmeal is one of the best foods to help you lose weight and sleep since it is filled with fiber. They are also a good source of magnesium, a mineral that has been shown to boost sleep quality, time and onset when supplemented. But do not sweeten or fatten the oats with sugar or butter. Instead, add a splash of hot milk, berries, and cinnamon to add nutrients and natural sweetness.


Cucumber Slices & Hummus: 

Hummus is basically a dip made from chickpeas or other beans, healthy oils such as olives and various seasonings. The plant-based dip contains a small amount of protein and fiber. Using colorful vegetables like carrots and peppers instead of chips for a crunchy, tasty snack before bedtime.

Peanut butter with whole-grain bread: 

Peanut butter toast is a delicious, full- snack at any time of day, but particularly before bedtime. This peanut butter contains an amino acid that helps you sleep, and the B vitamins in whole grain bread can help you absorb them. Also, peanut butter is one of the best fat-burning foods; it’s a perfect source of plant-based protein to help you build muscles and balanced monounsaturated fats to keep you full and blast belly fat.

Greek yogurt with berries and cherries: 

Compared to traditional yogurt, it provides enough protein. This can lead to longer periods of satiety during the night. To rising the sugar content, use plain yogurt and sweeten with fresh berries or cherries.

Protein shake: 

Those people who like to hit the gym in the evening, a protein shake recovery will help you build muscle. Protein before bed enhances the synthesis of muscle protein, and building a lean body is essential to get rid of fat.

These options might help you to achieve your goal and stay on a healthy diet overall. Drink lots of water throughout the day so that there are no dehydration issues in the night which sometimes can give false hunger pangs!

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Comments (2)

  1. Vrashali

    Can u leave some indian food suggestions as well plz.

    • Dr Shikha's NutriHealth

      At night, the best food to eat is fruits (apple, papaya, pear) or a glass of warm/ lukewarm milk. Sometimes taking cereal with milk is also a good option. Another option for good weight loss can be saute or stir fried vegetables.

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