So worse than you can have a snack before going to bed – it…
1. Red meat
I do not recommend you to eat any meat before bedtime because it is digested too long. But red meat, mainly preserved – an appalling choice for a night snack. Red meat, figuratively speaking, crammed to the brim with fats and proteins that are not so bad – if you eat it in the afternoon. Eating red meat is before going to bed, you are asking your body to a bunch of jobs for a whole night – instead of having a rest, it will be busy digesting, ensuring you a gurgling in the abdomen, discomfort, or even indigestion.
So, if you do not want tossed half the night listening to the churning in my stomach, spare your body – eat at night healthy food. Also, red meat increases the production of insulin, increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, so it is better and does not use it in the evenings. If you want to eat at night is something satisfying – eat a hard-boiled egg. It is much more useful red meat.
I do not know how in our society has entered a myth that significant amounts of alcohol promote good sleep, but the myth – it is a myth. Yes, alcohol makes us sleepy and “inhibited,” but it does not make our sleep or stronger or better. Alcohol contributes to dehydration and reduces the effect of recovery sleep. After a large dose of alcohol before going to bed you may well wake up in the middle of the night and did not sleep until the morning. Therefore, if you want your dream was healthy and refreshing, avoid drinking alcohol just before bedtime. Otherwise, after you wake up in the morning, that he should not drink before going to bed, you will remind the bags under the eyes and mouth fume. And if you suffer from intermittent or chronic insomnia, you know – the regular use of alcohol can aggravate the symptoms.
3. Sweet Snacks
Yes, sometimes so hard to resist the tempting bar – full of nougat and caramel covered in chocolate but still, try to restrain yourself, especially if you’re going to go to sleep. Recent studies have revealed that 7 out of 10 people who gorge on before going to bed “junk” food like candy bars, with far more likely to see this night nightmares instead of the common dreams. Contained in the candy bar sugar – food for our brain, and the brain ricocheted full night invariably slips into dreams. Once I decided to experiment as a snack at night sweets.
The first night I did not notice anything special, but after I had continued to do it the next day, the next night was the worst that I experienced for a very, very long time. At first, my sleep was filled with terrible nightmares, and after the frightened, I woke up and could not sleep until the morning. It is natural that in the morning I was in such a state that I had to take time off from work and try a little nap in the afternoon. The same thing happened the next night. To be honest, at first I could not believe that all this happened because of some candy, but when I start again to eat in the evening’s healthy food, all of my nightmares disappeared, as if they had never existed.
Of course, that is, before going to bed, only to you, but if your hand reaches for a candy bar better not.
4. Ice cream
I am more than sure that most of my readers love the ice cream. Yes, I adore it. However, unfortunately, ice cream, like the medals, has two sides. Ice cream perfectly calms us and can quickly lift us up even in the rainy day, but if you come in ahead to eat ice cream before going to bed – you know, you came up with the idea is clearly not the best. Eat ice cream before going to bed – a bad idea, even if you want to gain weight. Any ice cream packed full of fat, which like all fats are digested rather slowly, but still in it a bunch of sugar, which, as you know, causes nightmares and can not give you a wink of sleep all night.
Yes, the ice cream flavor – just super, but the consequences of its use at night utterly dreadful. If you are looking for a night of something milky, forget about ice cream. It is better to drink a glass of unsweetened milk usual. Yes, it is not nearly as tasty as ice cream, but it is more useful and healthy.
Perhaps now I’ll tell you a very obvious thing, but … do not eat potato chips at night, especially if your plans do not include gain an extra couple of kilos. Chips – one of those Yummy, which is tough to stop eating since you started this. So if you decide to spend an evening, sitting in front of a TV or computer, beware of chips, like fire – for it was in these situations, you can gobble up a few packs, do not even notice it. When you are distracted by something, to lose control over how much of what you have eaten to satiety, and Pile in not easy, but very simple.
If you want something to chew on the couch watching TV, cut yourself some carrots or bell pepper or pour into a cup a handful of shelled almonds.
6. Nut Oil
Almond butter, peanut butter or any other nut butter that has become your favorite snack before bedtime, may well contribute to weight gain. Yes, there are studies showing that peanut butter contributes to weight loss, but a lot more researchers believe that it and other nut butter can be responsible for weight gain. When I suffered from bulimia, I eat peanut butter almost every evening, coming to his senses only when gained five kilograms. I must tell you; it was not only unhealthy but also shameful habit.
So if you wanted to have a snack before going to sleep, set aside peanut butter away and drink a large glass of unsweetened almond milk. Almond milk is rich in calcium, gives you a sense of satiety, calms your nerves and promotes healthy sleep. You can sweeten it a little stevia or cinnamon, and get the perfect product for a snack before going to bed! Not if you still want to eat peanut butter, you can easily do that, but exercise moderation and try to make it was not included in your habit.
If you seek to gain a few kilos, you can eat food at night, as you want. But if you’re on a diet and want to lose weight – Stay away from him, especially before bedtime. My girlfriend wanted to gain a little weight. Just a month she gained as much as 5 kilograms, and all that she has done for this – every day during the month of eating a sandwich before going to bed. Bread is comprised almost entirely of carbohydrates and contains yeast, which means that it not only causes the body to gain weight, but it also leaves you hungry – that is, you may well stand in the middle of the night and make another foray into the refrigerator. But even if you are trying to gain weight, it is not necessary from morning till night cream sandwiches.
There are tons of very healthy ways to gain weight, and eating bread does not belong to him. Rather than do yourself another sandwich, cook the oatmeal itself. Oatmeal – is also a source of carbohydrates, but unlike the sandwiches, you do not
Of course, if you want to eat at night your favorite piece of pizza, this is not the end of the world … but you sure can limit just one slice? Yes, the pizza is delicious, and it is quite simple to prepare, but each piece of it – a sort of calorie bombs, fraught with unaesthetic fat deposits on the flanks, especially if you eat pizza at night. Tomato sauce, which is covered with your pizza has a high acidity and can cause acid reflux, and the fatty stuffing – a sure way to get a good heartburn. In general, if you want a guaranteed waked up in the middle of the night and did not sleep, eat pizza before bed – much as you want.
But if you do not want to just go to bed, and sleep, forget about it, at least for the evening. And if you so want to treat yourself to a pizza before bed, try to bake a vegetable pizza with carrots and sweet pepper, but without a thick layer of tomato sauce and no other unhealthy additives.
In general, if you want a guaranteed waked up in the middle of the night and did not sleep, eat pizza before bed – much as you want. But if you do not want to just go to bed, and sleep, forget about it, at least for the evening. And if you so want to treat yourself to a pizza before bed, try to bake a vegetable pizza with carrots and sweet pepper, but without a thick layer of tomato sauce and no other unhealthy additives.
Although the dark chocolate does not contain excessive amounts of fat and sugar, it contains something else. Caffeine. And not only that you will find in Chocolate and other stimulants, such as theobromine, which accelerates the rate of your heart rate. This natural chemical cocktail can help you stay awake at night if you are seeking to do that, and it also deprives you of a good Sleep, if you just eat chocolate before bed by mistake. People who regularly do not get enough sleep tend to suffer from high levels of cortisol, a devastating effect on muscle tissue. I love a good dark chocolate, and before I could not even imagine that, having eaten a chocolate bar before bedtime, you can give yourself a sleepless night.
However, recent scientific studies prove conclusively that people who want to sleep, not recommended to eat any chocolate before bedtime. However, no one forbids us to enjoy it during the day – of course, in moderation.
I love a good dark chocolate, and before I could not even imagine that, having eaten a chocolate bar before bedtime, you can give yourself a sleepless night. However, recent scientific studies prove conclusively that people who want to sleep, not recommended to eat any chocolate before bedtime. However, no one forbids us to enjoy it during the day – of course, in moderation.
10. Coffee and coffee all
Coffee, coffee ice cream, coffee candy, and anything else that contains caffeine – a dangerous choice for a snack before bedtime. If you eat before bedtime something from this list, you will be awake a little bit, but longer, and you will sleep much more challenging. And even if you fall asleep, caffeine may well wake you up in the middle of the night and leave the next morning in a terrible state.
I know you may say to me, saying he used to drink a cup of coffee every night before going to bed, and then sleep just fine. But how do you feel after this morning? Sleepy, tired and with no desire to do anything? You must think that coffee has got nothing to do with it, but I have bad news for you – it is very with it unless you are sick. So, if you want to get enough sleep and avoid health problems – stay away from coffee. At least before bedtime.
Eat pasta at night, even without the meat, vegetables, and sauces – a bad idea. Yes, they are easy to prepare, and that can make almost anyone who has decided to have a meal in a hurry, but if you are hungry just before bedtime – it is better not to. Pasta is very rich in carbohydrates and calories – and those calories, likely to be on your waist. Furthermore, a plate eating pasta before bedtime, you buoyed insulin levels in the blood and reduced the production of human growth hormone. The latter – a appalling sign, since about 80% of the fat-burning and muscle building hormone is released during sleep. Avoid this effect – eat carbohydrate-rich writing, such as pasta, in the afternoon, not evening.
12. Baking and Sweets
I hope you do not have a habit to keep the house supply of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and puffs. Because if you do, then you are more likely to burst them it is at night. You come home from work tired and irritated, and you can not help it – you just need to eat something sweet, to at least a little to lighten the mood and your energy levels. But in fact, if you’re drained, you need something else. Healthy sleep and immediately. So, if you do not want to type on a pair of kilos a week and wake up in the middle of the night due to low blood sugar, forget about sweets and pastries for the evening. If you before bedtime famished and want something to eat, choose healthy foods – for example, Greek yogurt with frozen berries or whole-grain crackers with hummus.
Yes, I at one time, was surprised to learn that celery is a list of those foods that you should not eat before going to bed, but if you want your sleep was deep, and in no way interrupted, do not eat before going to bed dishes celery. Well, that is, in fact, there’s nothing particularly terrible, but celery – a natural diuretic that increases your frequency of urination. And this, in turn, means that a full bladder will certainly wake you up in the middle of the night, and sometimes more than once.
So I advise you, or to restrict a small amount of celery before going to bed, or give it up altogether. It is better to eat a carrot. It is rich in vitamin A, good for the skin and eye, and does not disturb your sleep. My favorite snack before bedtime – carrots, peppers and a most dash of celery with homemade hummus. It is also a pretty good option – vegetable smoothie.
14. Too much fruit
Most of the people think that eating more fruit at night. This is a very correct and a good deed, and I’m not saying it’s bad unless you do it in moderation. But too much of the fruit. Means too much sugar, but what is fraught with a lot of sugar in the night you already know.
Also, the sugar begins to be digested in your digestive tract in the first place, often giving off the gas that does harm to your digestion and can be very painful. If you do not want to give up the fruit at night, eat a small amount to start, and see how you are after will feel. But in any case, it is not recommended to eat at night more than one cup of fruit. Much healthier and eat properly at night a small amount of fruit or berries, combined with some healthy food.
For example, my favorite dish for a quick snack. Greek yogurt with frozen fruit. And sometimes I eat some fruit and nuts, which is also useful and does not interfere with sleep.
If you are watching your weight, try not to eat at night chips. Well … If you want to eat for the evening plate of whole grain cereal, there is nothing particularly bad, but steer clear of sugary cereal. That you will, if you eat too much sugar at night, you already know so. Personally, I think that what to eat at night (and even in the morning) flakes, it is better to eat a bowl of oatmeal with milk – it will be much healthier and healthier. Studies have shown that regular consumption of cereals, especially at night, it can lead to many health problems.
To be honest, I believe that in moderation you can eat at night all you want – but according to numerous scientific studies of those products, of which I have written in this article, there is a before bedtime is still not recommended unless you want to avoid sleep problems.