It’s talked about all the time. “Don’t eat before bed!” they say. “It’ll make you fat,” they say. “You’ll turn into a gremlin monster!” they say.
They’re wrong. And stupid.
In fact, you can eat at night AND lose weight if you want. You just have to eat the RIGHT foods before you go to bed. In fact, eating before you go to bed can help you recover from workouts and even help you build muscle while you sleep.
However, that doesn’t mean you can down a pint of chunky monkey and hit the sack. That’s ridiculous. Who still eats chunky monkey? What a horrible flavor.
Follow these guidelines for what you can eat before bed and you’ll be fine.
1. Don’t eat carbs
Carbs will seriously mess you up. When you sleep with carbs in you they’ll take tire irons to your major organs and also just reverse-liposuction fat onto your body.
When you eat carbs before bed, your body’s metabolism will naturally be slowing down, which will convert the carbs straight into fat.That’s bad.
Also, carbs will trigger an insulin release in your body, which will further depress your metabolism and force your body to store more fat. That’s also bad. That means you should avoid foods that trigger insulin as well. Those include red meats and some types of fish.
2. Eat fat
What. Eat fat to avoid gaining fat? That is crap. You are crap.
Nah, I’m not crap. And I’ll crush you if you say it again.
Anyway, healthy fats that you can find in oils, nuts, and nut butters are a great way to fill up before bed. You’ll feel fuller and since the food will digest slowly you won’t gain weight while you sleep.
3. Eat proteins that take a long time to digest
What kinds of proteins does that include? I’m glad you asked.
Eating white meat, like chicken and turkey is a great choice for a meal at night. They won’t trigger a lot of insulin and they’ll also fill you up nicely.
Cottage cheese is another really good choice for protein, because you digest it slowly and it coats your stomach, leading to feelings of fullness and no night-time weight gain.
4. Avoid Super Salty Foods
Salty foods will make your body retain water. That’s a fact.
It’s because of the way that salt affects your cells and the way your body processes and stores water.
The bottom line? If you eat too much salt, your body is going to retain tons of water – leaving you looking and feeling bloated the next day.
So stay away from salt, get rid of the nighttime bloat, and look better the next day!
What To Eat Before Bed To Lose Weight
- Don’t eat carbs
- Add a healthy fat source
- Eat proteins that take a long time to digest
- Avoid super salty foods