Sharing this article was written by Tim Skwiat, Nutrition Coach on weight tips and what’s best to eat at night, that time we all become peckish and that is when the weight gain really sets in.
“Well, there’s good news, and that good news is that not every food that you eat past 7PM will be automatically deposited to your butt, thighs, and love handles. In fact, there are certain foods that you can eat as a late-night snack that can actually INCREASE your fat loss results! The key is knowing which foods to eat, and which to avoid, as the evening progresses.
Here’s a good rule of thumb:
Avoid carbs before bed in favour of slow-digesting high-quality protein.
Carbohydrate consumption causes significant rise in the storage hormone insulin, which also puts the breaks on fat-burning. That’s a recipe for disaster in the late evening hours as your metabolism is winding down, but fortunately, slow-digesting protein isn’t.
Instead, slow digesting proteins provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids throughout the night to help you recover from exercise and maintain your calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat.
Here are some of my top pre-bedtime choices:
- White Meat Animal Protein (not red meat or fish) – White meat protein sources such as chicken and turkey are great pre-bed meal choices because they digest slowly and have a very low insulin release. These sources also promote the release of another hormone, glucagon, that assists the body with breaking down stored carbs and fat within your body to be burned for energy…a double winner! Red meat and fish have a significantly higher insulin response so they’re best to avoid in the evening.
- Cottage Cheese – Cottage cheese is very slow digesting and coats the stomach to be assimilated by the body over many hours. As a protein, it also stimulates glucagon release; a solid pre-bedtime choice. Just make sure you’re using plain cottage cheese, not the flavoured varieties with added sugars.
- Green Vegetables – While these aren’t considered a protein, they contain virtually no calories, are high in fibre, and they’re very filling. Often times when I get a late night craving I eat a big bowl of green veggies and it completely kills my craving…a diet saviour!
- A Slow-digesting, Low-carb Protein Shake – I use a slow-digesting protein shake before bed literally every day. It’s become somewhat of a ritual and great, tasty way to end my day. The vast majority of my clients have grown to love the habit as well…who doesn’t love dessert before bed?”
I am sure we can find must help in his excellent advice and of course my good old favourite if I haven’t done my second cleanse for the day, take the Imsyser Deep Intestinal cleanse later, feel full and allow that cleanse to work through while you sleep.
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