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Donâ€™t eat anything past 9 p.m. or else you will bloat and hold onto all those calories while you sleepâ€¦
Yeah, yeah Iâ€™ve heard that Dieting â€śFactâ€ť before, too. But today I decided Iâ€™d had enough with this â€śdonâ€™t eat at nightâ€ť rubbish. Today I decided that if itâ€™s a snack I want at midnight, then itâ€™s a snack I shall have!
Join me in the fight against the fight against midnight snacking, and check out some of these completely acceptable midnight munchie options.
1. Precious protein. A bit of protein late at night will satiate your hunger without weighing down your mattress. Try some slices of lean turkey â€" rolled up with a splash of mustard or layered atop a whole wheat English muffin. A nibble of protein and a mouthful of fiber will quickly lay to rest your late-night hunger.
2. Satiating sweets. If itâ€™s sweets that you crave at night, grab a gobble of natural sweetness, a snack also known as dried fruit. Or just opt for one or two pieces of dark chocolate. Kiss off the Hershey kisses. A couple squares of Cacao Reserve by Hershey are rich in antioxidants! Yeah, thatâ€™s right. You CAN have some chocolate in the middle of the night. So take that, MOM!
3. Pop in some popcorn. Popcorn is a good snack no matter what the time of day or night, but itâ€™s definitely a fun snack to munch on late night. Make sure your popped corn of choice is lightly buttered and lightly oiled, and you wonâ€™t even end up with any grease on your sheets!
4. Unsweetened applesauce. Many applesauces are high in sugar, but unsweetened applesauce is our pick for a tasty fiber boost. Add a dash of cinnamon to your small bowl of sauce for a splendid nocturnal nibble.
5. A dry handful. Eating something heavy or with a lot of dairy or salt isnâ€™t going to help you sleep OR help you to feel good in the morning. Sometimes you just need a handful of something dry, light and filling to satiate you till sunup. Try a handful of nuts or almonds, or a cup of dry Raisin Bran.
Sip On This: The hunger you feel might just be dehydration. Try draining your hunger by downing a glass or two of water before you head for the fridge or pantry. Eating a balanced diet throughout the day will also dramatically cut back on the nighttime munchies youâ€™re feeling.
But if youâ€™re still trying to perfect the healthy lifestyle and you get a pang of hunger late at night, donâ€™t deprive yourself. Just reach for one of these healthy options to help see you through till breakfast.
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Surrender to the Night Munchies