The common belief is that eating late at night promotes weight gain. The only certain thing is that if we want to stay healthy and lose weight, we must have a calorie deficit (take in fewer calories than we burn).
But everyone gets peckish before going to bed. In this case, it is better to avoid foods such as pizza, chips, or ice cream and rather choose other snacks that do not sabotage our diet and are just as tasty.
1.AVOCADO AND COTTAGE CHEESE
Cottage cheese contains natural protein and satiates without providing too many calories. KissAnime studies have shown that a high intake of protein (eg through dairy products) can help diet and facilitate weight loss. Cottage cheese also contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid that calms the nervous system and makes us fall asleep faster.
Tip: If you add some avocado, you’ll also have your fill of high-quality fatty acids; these polyunsaturated fats are good for cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
2.CARROT STICKS WITH HUMMUS
Carrots and a spoonful of hummus: This super simple snack is perfect for the diet. Good fatty acids, high-quality proteins, and fiber satiate without weighing down the stomach.
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The healthiest way to make hummus is to cook it yourself! Try this delicious recipe with avocado hummus.
3.APPLE AND PEANUT BUTTER
It’s a yummy snack that’s easy to make – just cut the apple into slices and sprinkle them with peanut butter. But beware: the butter must be pure, 100% peanuts without palm oil, sugars, and other additives.
4.GREEK YOGURT AND BLUEBERRIES
Blueberries are packed with nutrients such as antioxidants which have a positive impact on the immune system and are very low in calories. Along with Greek yogurt, this snack will provide all the nutrients you need throughout the night.
Do you follow a vegan diet?
Just replace soy yogurt with Greek yogurt. One serving (250g) provides 10g of protein.
5.TOASTED WHOLEMEAL BREAD AND HAM
A slice of wholemeal toast with two slices of lean ham can satisfy those little cravings before bed. This snack has the advantage of being low in calories (only 150 calories per serving) and is therefore perfect for weight loss. Plus, it also provides 10g of protein. Try adding a few slices of cucumber or tomato to make it even tastier!
- LIGHT AND TASTY: 5 NIGHTTIME SNACKS THAT DON’T MAKE YOU FAT - January 29, 2021