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​The Best Before-Bed Snacks for Weight Loss

Posted on July 24, 2017

Whether eating late at night leads to weight gain is still up in the air, but one thing is for sure: if you want to lose weight, you need to create and maintain a calorie deficit. The number of calories you cut or consume per day plays a huge role in your weight loss.

Sometimes late-night hunger hits you and we know it’s hard to eat a healthy bedtime snack rather than a sweet craving or a slice of pizza (or two or three). These tasty bedtime snacks are low in calorie but great for your health.

1.Avocado with Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is packed with natural proteins but has minimal calories. It’ll fill you up and give you the essential amino acid tryptophan. This calms the nervous system and makes it easier to fall asleep while leading to weight loss success.

2.Carrot Sticks with Hummus Dip

Baby carrots or carrot sticks with one or two tablespoons of hummus is an ideal night snack. It has valuable fatty acids, high quality protein, and fiber to leave you full without weighing down your stomach.

3.Apple Slices with Peanut Butter

Cutting up an apple into slices with one or two teaspoons of peanut butter on top tastes so good and won’t harm your weight loss plan. Make sure to use natural peanut butter so you avoid any palm oil, sugar, or other additives.

4.Greek Yogurt with Blueberries

Blueberries are extremely high in nutrients because they contain plenty of antioxidants, which have a positive effect on your immune system. While they are low in calories, they make for a high-protein snack when paired with Greek yogurt.

5.Whole Grain Toast with Ham

A slice of whole grain toast and two slices of low-fat ham can satisfy your cravings. While low in calories, this snack is packed with 10 grams of protein. Deli meats don’t have to just be for lunch!