60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 76,930

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.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    great tip!
    1083 days ago
    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.
    1842 days ago
    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
    1842 days ago
    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.

    emoticon for your blogs.
    1842 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by TXHRT4U