If you think that eating after six is a crime for your figure, you are deeply mistaken. Especially if you do not go to bed at 9 pm and lead an active and athletic lifestyle. What foods can you eat at night and lose weight? We share our personal experience!
The postulate that you can't eat after six is a fossil of our time. A myth that is worth destroying in your mind once and for all. Scientists have long proven that a balanced diet before bed, like breakfast, has a positive effect on our well-being, health and, of course, physique. Nutritionists recommend eating protein and fiber in the afternoon, which contribute to the restoration of muscle tissue and normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as, if you play sports, the formation of a beautiful relief and accelerate metabolism.
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When you have a normal metabolism and there is no (or at least a minimum) toxins and toxins in your body, nothing will spoil your figure, and excess weight will simply not be formed from anything. I profess and preach this rule, which is firmly rooted in my lifestyle: to have dinner always and only with foods that are compatible with each other. My last meal occurs 2 hours before bedtime - with my completely frantic and irregular working day, this is the best option in order to balance between the needs of my stomach and figure.
So, what to eat at night to lose weight? Or at least not get better! Slimming foods that are in my diet:
Home-made natural yogurt is an absolutely harmless “night” product. You can safely eat it at night and not worry about extra pounds! Loaded with protein, yogurt rebuilds and strengthens muscles, especially after exercise. They wrote about this in a report in the scientific publication American Journal of Physiology: eating protein before bedtime stimulates protein synthesis at night and helps to "grow" beautiful and, most importantly, strong muscles. In addition, lean protein is the key to losing weight, since during its processing, the body spends a significant part of calories, which means it burns fat and "slims down".
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Before going to bed, I boldly eat not only yogurt, but I can also drink a glass of refreshing kefir (with herbs, for example). Kefir is another weight loss product that you can eat at night. Kefir is the key to the health of your intestines and a source of the "right" bacteria that promote it. This fermented dairy product is rich in probiotics that counteract gas formation and tryptophan, an alpha amino acid that promotes sound sleep and fat burning.
To lose weight, you can eat not only liquid food, but also meat at night! Poultry, turkey or chicken, in the best way possible, contributes to the saturation of the body with light and thus "correct" dietary protein, thanks to which you can lose weight. Turkey meat (in reasonable quantities, of course), steamed or grilled, like kefir, contains tryptophan, which affects the quality of sleep, and the pure and easily digestible protein in this meat will restore and "build" perfect muscle relief. How to eat turkey at night? Mmm, delicious and easy: boil, grill or steam turkey fillets, cool, cut into slices, put on crispy whole grain breads. Add greens and eat with gusto! The fiber in greens and breads will aid digestion, and the B vitamins will help absorb tryptophan.
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Instead of breakfast, I eat cottage cheese in the afternoon - for dinner or even a late dinner. This is a very useful product for weight loss and evening meals. Cottage cheese is rich in casein, a "slow" protein that saturates the body for a long time, helps burn fat and effectively repair muscles while you sleep. In addition, cottage cheese contains all the same tryptophan, which contributes to good sleep and quick sleep.
If I come home late and understand that I have less than 2 hours before bed, I ... no, I don’t skip dinner, but I just cook myself a salad of green vegetables and herbs with the addition of 50-100 g of cottage cheese or young cheese. A salad of cucumbers, spinach, cabbage, pepper, parsley, cilantro, arugula and other "green" contains few calories. But a lot of fiber and a whole arsenal of vitamins! The protein part of the salad will make it more satisfying and satisfy your appetite + all of the above bonuses for the protein figure as such. In addition, greens are rich in antioxidants, which are known to be responsible for our youth and beauty. By the way, fiber in vegetables contributes to long-term saturation and normalization of the digestive tract, as well as horror bowel cleansing! =) If you eat a lot of greens, you will have healthy, radiant skin without acne and enlarged pores.
Whole grain bread: what is the benefit and where to find it?
Whole grain products are an irreplaceable source of a whole range of vitamins and elements, as well as the right "long" carbohydrates, oh yes, and fiber too. Recent studies have found that those who included whole grains in their diet lost weight faster in the abdominal area than the group who ate polished grains. I choose my favorite whole grain breads made from buckwheat, wheat, rice or corn for an evening snack or as an addition to the protein part of dinner. Delicious, easy and fat burning! How? Whole grains contain magnesium, a mineral that regulates metabolism and helps normalize fat levels in the body.
Georgian or Bulgarian feta cheese, suluguni, Roquefort, German or Greek feta, mozzarella, Adyghe or its varieties with herbs - these are all foods rich in the correct protein, which I, in moderation, no more than 100 g, boldly eat before bedtime. Especially after a good workout! Rich in protein, amino acids like tryptophan and, of course, fats, these cheeses are a complete and already balanced product for a single meal. You can add fiber to it in the form of a vegetable salad or bread and your dinner will be the most correct, healthy and "slimming". BUT! Remember that 100 g of rennet cheese can contain about 300 kcal: it must be consumed in portions. Check the calorie content of a particular type of cheese on the label or on the corresponding resources on the Internet.
Yes, they say banana is a real evil, solid starch and sugar. BUT! If you haven't had dinner, and it's already late for a global meal + you want to sleep well without a "nagging" stomach, a banana is what you need for your evening meal. Why should you include it in weight loss products? Yes, if only because the banana still contains tryptophan, which normalizes sleep, and fiber, which saturates the body. One banana contains approximately 100 kcal. This sweet and healthy fruit will satisfy your cravings for forbidden sugars and foods that contain them. Try making a banana-based smoothie or just freeze it a little and then beat it with a blender for a really delicious ice cream!
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Apples are my favorite nightly "anti-hunger"! This is solid fiber and a bunch of trace elements. No fat or sugar! When choosing fresh fruits, green or yellow, I choose "health" in its purest form. I eat apples at the moment when I understand that all of the above I can no longer afford because of the late time, and also in the case when "I want something like that, I don't know what." Remember how Faina Ranevskaya said: "Do you want to eat? Eat an apple! If you do not want an apple, then you do not want to eat!" Rough, but to the point and to the point!
In addition, before going to bed, I can safely eat fish with vegetables, but only white meat and only steamed or grilled. Dorado, sea bass, hake, sea bass are types of white fish that are always present in my diet. It is the purest and most useful, light protein that "builds" your muscles, as well as a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids and iodine, such essential elements for our "female" health and, of course, slimness.