It is common knowledge that eating snacks at night leads to weight gain. This is especially true when it comes to snacks rich in starches, carbs and sugar.
These foods such as bread, pretzels, potato chips etc. are low in fiber and may be a quick fix.
If you don’t use the converted energy, those calories will be stored as fat. This is not good for your waistline. Still, experts say not to go to bed hungry.
So, when your stomach starts rumbling you should take a low-carbohydrate and high-protein snack.
What Should You Eat?
A good choice to make when you start feeling hungry is mozzarella string cheese sticks.
This is a low calorie snack, containing 100 calories per stick, but 6 grams of protein and only 1 gram of carbohydrates.
It also contains nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D. What is more, they come in pre-packaged portions, so you shouldn’t worry about over eating.
If you are lactose intolerant or cannot consume dairy, a handful of nuts such as walnuts and almonds will do the trick.
Even though both types of nuts are high in calories and fat, they are also loaded with vitamin E, proteins, magnesium, selenium and other nutrients.
These healthy snacks can curb your cravings and still help you lose weight.