Can we please get over the idea that carbs are bad??? CARBS. ARE. NOT. BAD.
Yes, certain carbs are not good for you(highly refined white breads or sugary pastries). These kind of carbs(and particularly sugars) cause your blood sugar to skyrocket, triglycerides to raise, hdl(good cholesterol) to lower, and can OVERRIDE feelings of fullness(causing you to over eat). HOWEVER GOOD CARBS such as whole grain breads/pastas, brown rice, high fiber cereals/oats, and natural sugar in fruits should not be removed from the diet!! Read ingredient lists and steer clear of words such as enriched flours, bleached flours, etc.
Whole grain, natural carbs are GOOD and your body's PRIMARY SOURCE OF ENERGY. Do not neglect them!
While research has shown that eating later at night doesn't necessarily lead to an increase in body fat if total caloric intake is in check, I don't know many people who are craving chicken breast and broccoli at 9 o'clock at night after they've already eaten dinner. 😂
Here are some ideas for nighttime snacks that aren't too calorie dense and decently filling to satisfy your late night cravings:
1. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop protein powder and ice blended up to make a protein shake. 🍼
2. Mini popcorn bags (I recommend skinny girl or Orville Redenbacher's 100 cal bags)🍿
3. Pre-portioned protein ice cream treats. I personally love the enlightened bars since they have a decent amount of fiber and protein per bar.🍦
4. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk and a serving of cereal. I like getting the "healthier" cereals or mixing half high fiber cereal and half junk food cereal. 🤓
What do you guys usually have for night time snacks? Let me know in the comments! 👇🏼
When I discovered Japanese yams my life changed 😂 ahhh they are so good! I like to cut them into fries 🍟 toss them with cinnamon and olive oil, and bake them in the oven. Have you ever had a Japanese yam? #yamfries
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