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Fitness Tip#329 - March 7, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Midnight Snacks

We've heard it's not great to nosh late at night -- but if you haven't had a chance to eat dinner all evening, is it better to eat late or go to bed starving?

Eat something but more snack size rather than meal size. Having a gnawing hunger or eating too much food both will lead to poor sleep quality. Try 1/4 cup tuna salad (homemade/healthy mayo), six multi-seed crackers and cut fresh veggies.


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RUN4FOOD 3/7/2013 8:00PM

    I'm not supposed to eat anything for an hour before going to bed, so I plan my eating and get my calories in earlier.

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MOMOF4FOXES 3/7/2013 6:02PM

    Thanks for the advice. I just ate dinner, and know I will be hungry before I go to bed in 5 hours, but I am at 1469 calories and don't want to go too high. I was already thinking about whether I should eat something later or not since I am close to 1500 calories already. I am giving blood tomorrow so if I need something I will eat a small healthy snack tonight. emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 3/7/2013 4:46PM

    I used to try and "gut it out" and not eat anything after dinner which is really early around here as my hubby leaves around 5 pm for work. Now I have a healthy snack in the evening like you said and I do sleep much better.

One of my favorites is a smoothie made with 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, about 4 large frozen strawberries and one half cup yogurt and stevia or sweetner. It tastes indulgent and fills me up....plus the milk induces sleep from what I've read.

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