Go Ahead – Eat That Late Night Snack

shutterstock_603691Are you the type to cave into those midnight cravings? A late night snack isn’t always a bad idea. In some cases, it might actually benefit you!

Boost Your Metabolism

According to a Florida State University study, a 150-calorie midnight protein or carbohydrate-filled snack can cause some men to have a higher metabolic rate in the mornings – than if they were to eat nothing at all.

Build Muscle

According to some scientists, a glass of milk a half hour before bed – especially after an evening workout increases a protein synthesis, which helps to build muscle!

Lose Weight

Cereal is a great late night snack! According to a Wayne State University study, those who are cereal prior to falling asleep lost a total of two pounds in a month’s time. Those that didn’t only lost half of a pound. Check out Make Breakfast Work For You for a list of great cereals!

Curb Your Hunger

A snack at night might be hugely effective when it comes to your hunger the next morning. It can also help to keep you fuller, longer between each meal, all day! Choose snacks high in protein for your late night hunger cravings!

Protein-Rich Snack Options

  • Yogurt
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Milk
  • Beans (such as edamame)
  • Cheese
  • Eggs (try hard-boiled!)
  • Energy Bites

Sources

Authentic Simplicity

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Men’s Health