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12 Best Bedtime Foods for Weight Loss

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 13: <p>By Christina Stiehl</p><p>Shed those unwanted pounds while you get your beauty sleep.</p><p>It’s a conundrum most people face when they’re trying to eat healthy: You’re starving right before bed, but you don’t want to eat something that will derail your diet. Turns out, going to bed hungry could actually hurt your weight-loss efforts. A rumbling tummy means an unrestful sleep, and a likelihood that you’ll wake up so starving, you’ll make unhealthy breakfast choices.</p><p>Plus, sleeping is an essential key to slimming down; researchers have found that sleeping five or less hours a night increases your chances of gaining weight! Making matters worse, sleep deprivation stimulates the hormones that regulate hunger, meaning you crave high-calorie junk food the next day. It’s better to get a good night’s rest and go to bed on a satisfied stomach.</p><p>So check out Eat This, Not That!'s favorite bedtime foods that will help you fall asleep faster, build lean protein while you snooze, or keep you satisfied all night long to avoid those morning hunger pangs. And to discover even more stomach-slimming tips, don't miss these <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/best-ways-to-speed-up-your-metabolism">55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism</a>!</p>

12 Best Bedtime Foods for Weight Loss

By Christina Stiehl

Shed those unwanted pounds while you get your beauty sleep.

It’s a conundrum most people face when they’re trying to eat healthy: You’re starving right before bed, but you don’t want to eat something that will derail your diet. Turns out, going to bed hungry could actually hurt your weight-loss efforts. A rumbling tummy means an unrestful sleep, and a likelihood that you’ll wake up so starving, you’ll make unhealthy breakfast choices.

Plus, sleeping is an essential key to slimming down; researchers have found that sleeping five or less hours a night increases your chances of gaining weight! Making matters worse, sleep deprivation stimulates the hormones that regulate hunger, meaning you crave high-calorie junk food the next day. It’s better to get a good night’s rest and go to bed on a satisfied stomach.

So check out Eat This, Not That!'s favorite bedtime foods that will help you fall asleep faster, build lean protein while you snooze, or keep you satisfied all night long to avoid those morning hunger pangs. And to discover even more stomach-slimming tips, don't miss these 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism!

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