If you ate dinner at 6 p.m. and you’re still up at 11 p.m., it’s natural that you might feel hungry. Contrary to popular belief, eating at night doesn’t make you gain weight—exceeding your daily calorie need does—but there are specific foods that don’t make the best bedtime snacks. By: Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD
This is most people’s go-to food when they can’t sleep. Not all cereals are bad choices at night, but if you’re eating a high-sugar, low-fiber one, then you’re wreaking havoc with your blood sugar. You’ll likely wake up starving a few hours later or in the morning due to the over-production of insulin the sugar triggers. Instead, try topping non-fat Greek yogurt with a whole-grain, high-fiber cereal (≥4 grams/serving) for a low-sugar, high-protein snack.
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