Hungry at night?

Hungry at night?

It is advisable not to eat just before going to bed and there should be a 2 hour gap between dinner and bed time. This is not absolutely right. You need not go to bed hungry convincing yourself that you are doing your self a favor.

Many end up snacking if they are working or studying late into the night and have hampered sleep patterns or weight gain due to unhealthy snacking.

This is a misunderstanding. All you need to do is not to eat a whole meal or a full meal before going to bed. A small healthy snack is very much allowed to beat night cravings.

Snacks can be fruits or 1/2 of low fat yogurt or a glass of warm milk or even buttermilk. Even a quarter bowl of cereal with milk or half a sandwich can work if you are eating within your limits.The time between dinner and the pre-bed time snack should be atleast one hour or a little more. This will help to curb any midnight fridge raids or disturbances in sleep.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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