We all know that going to bed on a full stomach can do more harm than good, but if you must eat late at night, these are the foods you should avoid.
A big, juicy steak may be delicious, but it’s hardly the best thing to eat right before bed. Red meat will kick your body’s natural processes into overtime and will make it incredibly difficult to get the type of deep sleep that you really need after a hard day at work.
Digging in to a bowl of cereal may seem like it’s better than a burger, but with all that sugar-packed cereal giving your blood sugar a roller coaster ride, you’ll be storing it all as fat as you sleep. Try a bowl of popcorn instead – and not the caramel-covered ones!
Sweet, fatty desserts like cakes are digested at a much slower rate than other foods. Avoid sugary snacks before bed to ensure a good night’s sleep.
One of the great things about snacks like chips is how convenient they are you can just grab a bag, munch away and be done before you know it. The issue is that processed foods have high doses of monosodium glutamate, which will almost certainly lead to sleep-related issues that you likely want to avoid.
Pasta is one of the best foods to eat if you’re hungry because a little bit goes a long way. The issue with eating pasta late at night, however, is that it’s such a fatty food that it will almost certainly lead to weight gain while you sleep. The carbohydrates in pasta turn to fat pretty quickly, so if you’re trying to eat healthy at night you’ll definitely want to look elsewhere.
Chili is not only filled with carbohydrates, but it’s also high in calories by its very nature. Not only will you not get the type of sleep you need if you have a bowl at night, but you’ll also be adding weight-related issues into the mix at the same time.