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10/27/2020 TODAY'S TIP

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

10/27/2020 TODAY'S TIP

Have a Midnight Snack

Even if you're trying to reduce your eating window, you shouldn't go to sleep starving. In fact, going to bed with a rumbling stomach can make it more difficult to fall asleep and subsequently leave you feeling ravenous the next day.
And get this: eating the right type of bedtime snack can actually boost your metabolism and aid weight loss.
Registered dietitian Cassie Bjork explained. "The right snack can help keep blood sugar stable so the fat-burning hormone glucagon can do its job. I suggest pairing a natural carb with a healthy fat. Apple slices and almond butter, berries with heavy cream and carrots with guacamole all fit the bill."
Over the years I have taken Bjork's words the heart.
Each evening, after dinner, my wife or I would box up the leftovers in plastic storage boxes. So the kids would grab something healthy & homemade for their post-homework time. And Ei and I would have the same for a late night snack, watching the local news and Carson or Letterman.
SP & SparkRecipe has a great references site of over 350 late snacking recipes. Here's the link:

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