February 5, 2015 ByAngelika Christie
If you like to have your last meal of the day early, you might feel hungry later at night. Most people shy away from eating anything right before bedtime, because they have heard that this will surely be stored as unwanted body-fat.
Sounds like a nightmare!
The real nightmare is going to bed hungry, not get proper sleep and wake up feeling tired with low energy.
In reality, your metabolism doesn’t shut down even while you are sleeping. Isn’t it nice to know that you can snack before bedtime without putting on that extra fat provided you choose the right kind of Snack?
Here are some ‘Snacking Rules:’
It is essential that you choose the right kind of snack because snacks like cookies and ice cream lead to serious weight gain. Also make sure that you are not eating your dinner too late, like within 3 hours before bedtime.
Your snack should contain less than 150-200 calories. Choose a snack that fits into your calorie target, fuels muscle, satisfies your hunger and promotes stable blood glucose levels.
Here are some snacking ideas: