It’s past 12 o’clock midnight, and you are starving – like, stomach eating itself starving. But you have read somewhere that late night snacks are a big no, especially if you want to lose weight. Well, we have got some good news for you, eating something which is less than 300 calories to satisfy your midnight cravings will not affect your weight loss goals; we have listed below some really delicious low calorie snacks that you can munch on guilt free.
A Slice Of Pineapple
Many studies have shown that pineapple assists in reducing body fat; it contains an important enzyme called bromelain which is found in the juice of pineapple helps in breaking down proteins and burns away excess fat. This healthy fruit is also rich in minerals and vitamin C. According to the American Dietetic Association, pineapples substitute nicely for higher calorie sweets so you can also soothe your sugar cravings by having a slice of pineapple.
Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium which promotes proper sleep. Quercetin is one chemical that is found in apples, which helps to regulate the breakdown of carbohydrates and lower blood sugar. A medium-sized apple also contains approximately 15 percent of your daily fiber, providing necessary bulk to keep you full as you sleep.
Yes!! You can eat cookies before going to bed; just replace your calorie-filled cookies with some healthy alternatives like oatmeal cookies. These cookies are packed with fiber that will leave you feeling satisfied.
Boiled Channa or Chickpeas Chaat
Chickpeas have been associated with a number of health benefits. It works as a “bulking agent” in the digestive system as it contains a high amount of fibers which makes you feel fuller for longer and thereby lowering your overall calorie intake. You could throw in some chopped vegetables along with a pinch of salt to make quick bedtime snack.
Nut Butter With Whole Grain Crackers
Nut butter like Almond Butter, Cashew nut butter, or peanut butter are very rich in protein. You could enjoy few pieces of whole grain crackers with nut butter but be careful not to overdo on this yummy treat as it is slightly high in calories.
Avocado On Toast
If you are a health conscious individual, then avocado is best for you. This fruit is low in saturated fat and has a high amount of fiber which significantly contributes to weight loss. It also contains magnesium that is good for sleep.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein which helps to stave off hunger for a restful night of sleep but make sure that you only eat egg white and leave out the yolk.
If you are craving for something sweet, then yogurt is the best option. Almost all brands of nonfat yogurts have fewer than 100 calories. They are easily digestible and are high in the amino acid tryptophan, calcium and vitamin D, which are very conducive to sleep.
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