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** Discover The Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss **
In this video, you’re going to discover the best bedtime snacks for weight loss. Because let’s be honest, we all run into that time late at night where we’re hit with cravings, and as long as we're smart about it, we don't have to feel guilty.
The Basics of Picking the Right Snacks (0:39)
Before we look at the best snack choices, it’s important to first understand some of the science behind them. Because there’s a big myth out there that eating late at night will automatically cause you to gain fat. This is NOT true. Even though our digestive system naturally slows down at nighttime, as long as you stay under your daily calorie target you won’t automatically gain weight. That being said, eating a big meal before bed will overly stress your digestive tract and can indirectly affect your body’s ability to burn fat. But if you limit the snacks to around 300 calories at night, you’ll be okay.
So to clarify, food eaten at night doesn’t directly translate to fat gain. But be mindful of staying under your daily calorie target for weight loss, and refrain from eating large meals.
Check out our free calorie calculator to determine your daily target for weight loss: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ovESOlp2HXdTKwS_lekmE2-oHePQomRQk7vEUqgA9eQ/edit?_ga=2.54897195.1404781337.1540311536-137790059.1513016984#gid=667777960
What Are the Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss? (2:30)
So, now we know we can squeeze in a small bedtime snack to curb those cravings. But, I bet you never thought that certain late night snacks can actually help you along your weight loss journey. Eating a small portion of foods high in tryptophan around bedtime helps your body produce the essential sleep hormone, melatonin, and can help improve your quality of sleep. And we now know that a good night’s rest is absolutely essential for weight loss.
Some great bedtime snack for weight loss containing tryptophan: Turkey, eggs, pumpkin seeds, fish, and certain nut butters.
Got a Late Night Sweet Tooth (3:34)
Now we don’t need to get that tactical when it comes to the best bedtime snacks for weight loss. Because often times we’re just looking to indulge a little and satisfy that sweet tooth, right? Well, thankfully, there are some great low-calorie options out there that are actually tasty. And even better, they’re low in sugar so they won’t mess with your blood sugar levels at night.
Overview of the Best Bedtime Snacks for Weight Loss (5:22)
Up to this point, we covered the basics and top recommendations for the best late night weight loss snacks. You don’t have to lock up the pantry at night or seal the fridge shut, just keep the calories, portions and sugar content low and you’ll be just fine. Oh, and no caffeine. Remember, a good night’s rest is critical for weight loss.
Your friends here at the FFP,
-Dr. Balduzzi + The Men's Health Experts @ The Fit Father Project
**Disclaimer: This information is for reference purposes ONLY and cannot replace personal information you can and should discuss with your Doctor. If you have any concerns about your health, you should see your Doctor immediately. Results vary by individual, so we do not guarantee you will get the same results as any shown here or on our website.