When I Am Hungry Late At Night, What Should I Eat That Won't Keep Me Up?

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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
Most nutritionists would say that if you eat your dinner between five and six in the evening, you shouldn't have to eat again that evening. But we are all different and sometimes we will need a little food to boost our energy in the evening (lord knows I do!)

This is especially true for those of us who tend to stay up late into the night.

I've collected a list of tips and some of my favorite 'late evening snacks' below. I hope you enjoy them!

Hungry late at night

I always feel hungry around ten o'clock, and I hate that feeling because I'm trying to shed a bit of extra weight.

If you've ever taken any interest in weight loss, you'll know that a lot of the food you eat later in the day doesn't get used up as energy. Instead, it gets stored in the love handles and thighs!

In addition, all that extra energy you are taking on will make you feel restless at bed time.

The other problem I have is that anything I eat late at night usually makes me feel bloated and uncomfortable. This makes it really hard to get a good night's sleep (I'm a light sleeper too!)

What to eat as a late evening snack

If you're looking for a snack that's light but filling, I'd suggest one of the following:

  • Popcorn (not too much salt or butter though!)
  • Vegetables. I really love crudités like raw carrots or celery (with cheeky dip in some peanut butter)
  • Turkey and low-fat cheese sandwich (on grain bread) 
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Dates and nuts
I'd also recommend having a long, cool drink of water. Often thirst is mistaken for hunger, so having a glass of water or a cup of herbal tea could put your body at ease.
Green tea or chamomile are great to wash down a late night-snack with.
Aiden Rosenberg Profile
Aiden Rosenberg answered
Avoid anything high in sugar/energy, this will energise your system and keep you awake. So high carbohydrate foods like breads and pastas are a bad idea, and of course soft drinks and chocolates.

Eat something that has a low glucose index which will fill you up but not give you too much energy, any meaty foods and vegetables have a low glucose index and are good late night foods. Remember that you'll usually have a better night's sleep when you're not hungry!

Learn the truth about late night eating:
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Delaney Weaver Profile
Delaney Weaver answered
No chips. Just eat fruits. They will not keep you up. They are good for you.

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