Unfortunately, most of you believe that you should never eat before bed or after 8pm etc.
True you shouldn’t eat a large meal right before going to sleep but not because it will cause you to gain weight. The two reasons to not eat a large meal before settling into sleep are:
1. if you have reflux (heartburn) it is exasperated by laying down.
2. having a large meal will result in the body having to digest and keep you awake tossing and turning.
However, a light snack (150 calories or less) with the right mix of ingredients can help you get a better night rests. Among the best natural sedatives is tryptophan, one of the ingredients necessary for the body to make serotonin, a brain chemical that helps you feel calm and drowsy. The trick is to combine tryptophan-containing foods like turkey, milk, cheese, and eggs with carbohydrates, which help transport tryptophan into the brain, where it can make you sleepy. A plain rice cake (those are your carbs) with some low-fat cheese (that’s your tryptophan source) is the perfect sleep-inducing snack.
Getting a good nights sleep is very important for a healthy weight. If our body doesn’t receive energy from rest…. where do you think it wants to get the energy from? Food.
The holiday season is almost upon us and this time