Eat Smart, Lose Weight!
We’ve always been told that eating late at night is what causes weight gain, but that turned out to be an absolute lie and a complete diet myth!
Gone are the days when nutrition experts used to advice us to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Gone are the days when eating before bed is considered a universal no-no for weight loss.
The human body works in mysterious ways and that is what “the calorie in/calorie out” theory came to clarify. See, it doesn’t matter what time of the day you eat. You can eat right before you go to sleep and never gain a pound.
The whole thing boils down to the quality of food you choose to eat from the moment you wake up till you go to bed late at night.
Here we give you a list of low-calorie snacks to curb your late-night cravings without ruining your weight loss plans:
1- Peanut butter and banana on a slice of toast
If your sweet tooth is acting up then opt for a slice of a whole wheat toast, topped with peanut butter and banana. This low-cal dessert is the perfect guilt-free late-night snack to fill your sugar cravings.
2- Air-popped popcorn
Replace your chips with a cup of air-popped and plain popcorn. Rich in fiber, popcorn is a healthy whole grain snack that won’t only ward off cravings, but will also help you relax and unwind for it raises the levels of serotonin which assists in making us relaxed as well as regulating our sleeping patterns.
Oatmeal is the ideal snack to have late at night and go to sleep on a full stomach. A cup of oatmeal in milk topped with fruits will definitely satisfy your hunger and leave you with a full belly.
4- Frozen yogurt
Acting as the perfect low-fat ice-cream substitute, a mug of frozen yogurt won’t add extra calories to your diet plan. Use low fat or non-fat milk and alternative sweeteners instead of sugar and you have yourself a creamy, sweet and tangy dessert.
5- Cottage Cheese
Even though it is not everyone’s cup of tea but cottage cheese is one of the perfect late-night snacks to have just right before going to bed. Apart from being low in calories, cottage cheese is rich in tryptophan which is an amino acid that is helpful in giving you a good night’s sleep. Just mix it with vegetables such as tomatoes and drizzle it with olive oil and you got yourself one tasty snack.