Belly flab and night time eating…beware!!
We all know that it is best NOT to eat too late at night but if you do, choosing the RIGHT foods before bed:
- Avoid carbs and insulin. consuming carbohydrates will result in an insulin release which will in turn put the brakes on fat-burning. Carbs are also much more easily stored as fat in the evening hours when metabolism is naturally slowing in preparation for sleep. Besides, you have very little opportunity to burn off that energy when consuming carbs at night. In addition to carbs, certain animal proteins have been shown to yield a significant insulin response as well, such as red meat and certain fish. Do however…
- Choose slow digesting proteins. Slow digesting proteins, like white meat proteins such as turkey and chicken, are great night- time meal choices as they digest slowly and fail to produce a significant insulin response. Or milk protein casein, found in our Whey products, or cottage cheese. Casein coats the stomach, digests slowly, and provides quality nutrition to your muscles over several hours…very ideal as a pre-bedtime protein source!
- Add GOOD fats. Quality, healthy fats such as nuts, oils, and nut butters are great additions to a pre-bedtime meal as they will help to further slow gastric emptying and digestion while increasing fullness and satiety so you don’t wind up snacking all night long.
- NO SUGAR OR COFFEE!!
5.Then get good night’s sleep.