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    Late Night Snacks - Healthy Alternatives

    Some members might have grappled with this issue but I have a big problem when it comes to late night snack attacks. I tend to work out late afternoons and eat reasonably healthy and light dinners, but each night around 1 or 2 a.m., I wake up hungry with a big urge to eat a big snack. This usually amounts to munching a candy bar, chocolate chip cookies or anything that has sugar in it. I know, I know that is the worst thing that anyone can do, especially late night/early morning when all that added calories (not to mention refined sugar -easy carbs) will be converted to fat since you will not use any of it.

    What is a solution for those late night cravings....anyone able to eat something healthy, satisfying and at the same time not add any extra pounds on you? Water just doesn't do it for me. I need something solid.

    I have gained muscle over the last few months (went from 220 to almost 240 pounds) but at the same time, I have seen my waistline go from a 37" to 39".....so some fat is definitely making it's way in the abdominal area. My guess is the late night snacking has a big thing to do with it.

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    go back to bed.
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    Originally Posted by tj-nu View Post
    Some members might have grappled with this issue but I have a big problem when it comes to late night snack attacks. I tend to work out late afternoons and eat reasonably healthy and light dinners, but each night around 1 or 2 a.m., I wake up hungry with a big urge to eat a big snack. This usually amounts to munching a candy bar, chocolate chip cookies or anything that has sugar in it. I know, I know that is the worst thing that anyone can do, especially late night/early morning when all that added calories (not to mention refined sugar -easy carbs) will be converted to fat since you will not use any of it.

    What is a solution for those late night cravings....anyone able to eat something healthy, satisfying and at the same time not add any extra pounds on you? Water just doesn't do it for me. I need something solid.

    I have gained muscle over the last few months (went from 220 to almost 240 pounds) but at the same time, I have seen my waistline go from a 37" to 39".....so some fat is definitely making it's way in the abdominal area. My guess is the late night snacking has a big thing to do with it.

    Help!
    TJ
    I would buy some flavored teas and whole fruits and veggies. Having an apple, orange, or some carrots might help. It's not doing any good to eat that late however. But a fruit or veggie would be a healthier alternative, and shouldn't harm your weight loss goals as long as you keep it to a once in a while kind of thing. Your best bet and friend is willpower buddy!

    P.S. Eating something with sugar that late leads to a blood sugar spike and helps you wake with a sugar hangover (waking groggy and feeling like crap). It's your bodies way of telling you to not eat sugary stuff that late!
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    Low Carb Protein Bars

    How about some low carb protein bars like Optimum's Protein Diet Bars or Universal's CarbRite Diet Bars? They have sugar alcohols so the impact carbs are kept in the single digits. One of my friends mentioned drinking a high protein drink like Optimum's Casein Protein late at night to stop the midnight cravings. Anyone tried these options?

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    Isn't the protein in cottage cheese mostly casein? A lot of people on here swear by cottage cheese at night before bed, as ON Casein powder tends to be a little on the expensive side. You can mix all sorts of things with it, like cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, etc.

    I have kinda a huge sweet tooth so every night I have:
    1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
    1 tbsp honey
    1/4 cup frozen raspberries, defrosted/mashed
    2 tbsp walnuts

    Tastes almost as good as yogurt cups with a lot less sugar.
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    you say your eating light dinners... theres the problem

    eat up.. then have a snack before bed..you wont need any midnight munchies!
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    celery sticks w/ some natural peanut butter should curb the hunger. Carrots are good too.
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    Originally Posted by Danceruk View Post
    you say your eating light dinners... theres the problem

    eat up.. then have a snack before bed..you wont need any midnight munchies!
    x2 your working out late afternoons post post workout nutrition is really important (post is probably a shake), and you need a solid meal to refill your glygocen thats just a way ur body tryna tell u (muscles hungry)
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    Lowfat, low butter popcorn works well for me. Although I can't say I ever wake up and eat, it's usually consumed near bedtime.
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    stick a few pieces of gum in your mouth and chew on that.
    then go to sleep at a proper hour.
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    drink some water, eat some Cottage Cheese and PB 1hr before bed, or increase your calories during the day..
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