Feeling hungry before bedtime?
Eating before bedtime is inevitable because of hunger. Dinner time is usually 7 pm and we go under the blanket at around 11 pm or even later. Who will not be hungry after 4 hours? Surely our stomach is empty by then and cries for food. It is not necessary to avoid eating in the evening hours to lose flab. In fact, the right night-time meal can often positively affect your fat-burning results according to Bio Nutrition scientists. . That is by choosing the RIGHT food.
As community leader and active in the social scene l often sleep past midnight. My stomach cries for food surely and my first move is to go to the refrigerator. What is there that l can eat hurriedly before having my last toothbrush and make ready for bed?.
. Below are rules for a pre- bed meal.
1. NO CARBO EXCEPT for Fruits and Vegetables
Because consuming carbohydrates will result in a significant insulin release (which will in turn put the breaks on fat-burning), carbs are ill-advised for a pre-bed meal. 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 -- sleep isn’t a very calorically expensive activity! This is according to Bio Nutritionist Josh.
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. While these protein foods are OK for a pre-bed meal, there are better choices, like those mentioned below.
2. HAVE 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. Egg is also a good choice.
Another good selection is the milk protein like 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!
3. FATS LIKE NUTS HELPS
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. Do you know that butter is better than margarine? The culprit is the processing method of margarine.
Just follow these 3 simple rules for night-time snacking (slow digesting protein, low carb, add fat) and you’ll be snacking good while losing belly flab...
Enjoy you pre-bedtime meal and lose belly flab....