If you've ever tried to lose weight, you've heard the classic tip: don't eat after 7pm.
Eating after 7pm not only causes you to lose weight slower, it can also cause some serious health problems. When you eat past 7pm, it doesn't allow your body to fully relax while you sleep. If your body doesn't sleep properly, it tends to crave unhealthy carbs and fats, which isn't what you want.
But sometimes it's hard not to eat past 7pm. You're watching TV and you want to snack, you're a bored eater, or maybe you just start to feel hungry in general. Luckily, there are some foods that are better to eat after 7pm if you do suddenly get hit with a craving!
Pistachios contain Adiponectin, which is a fat that burns other fats (weird, right?) They are the most nutrient dense nuts for the least amount of calories, so they make a perfect bed-time snack.
Avocados are another food that uses 'good' fats to burn 'bad' fats. They also contain magnesium, which are a great sleep-aid.
White Meat Turkey
No, you won't have to cook a Thanksgiving turkey every week. Deli meat will do as well! Turkey is high in lean protein and contains Tryptophan which helps you sleep.
Whole Grain Crackers
Healthier carbohydrates at night are a great way to help activate that tryptophan in things like eggs, turkey, and pumpkin seeds.
The probiotics in Greek yogurt help with our digestive system and speed up metabolism. It's also super filling which means you won't be craving more snacks all night.
Cherries are one of the only fruits that contain melatonin, which is a hormone that naturally promotes sleep. They are a low calorie snack which will help you sleep at night.
Cottage cheese in high in protein and low in carbs, making it a perfect choice after 7pm to help boost metabolism and put us to sleep.
Are you someone who eats past 7pm on the regular? Try some of these snacks and see if you have results!