Don’t you just hate waking up in the middle of the night hungry? You don’t want to spend the calories on something that will tide you over until your next meal, but you just can’t get back to sleep.
Sometimes, you need to stay up for a few hours waiting for friends or because you have some coursework to do. The last thing you want is to snack throughout the night and end up gaining weight. After all, you don’t change your food choices throughout the next day to make up for the midnight snack.
It’s time to find a midnight snack that will be good for your waistline. Here are eight extremely filling options that will only cost you up to 100 calories.
Opt for Vegetables of Any Kind
Vegetables are your friend when it comes to midnight snacks. Yes, you’ll hear this a lot about vegetables, but you want to choose them before any other snack. They are the best for your overall health, as well as your waistline.
It doesn’t matter which vegetable you eat either. A cup of the majority of vegetables contains less than 100 calories. It’s fruiting that is slightly higher.
But are vegetables that filling? After all, they are siding options when it comes to a meal.
Well, yes, vegetables are filling. They’re full of fiber and water.
The water will help to trick your stomach into thinking you’re full. It fills it up without adding any extra calories. It’s the fiber that gives you the energy and the sustained feeling of being full. It takes time for the body to break down the fiber in your digestive system. You can usually tide yourself over until your next meal with the help of one portion of vegetables.
The next time you’re pulling an all-nighter, stock up on some carrot sticks, chopped broccoli, and some cauliflower. You can also choose some peppers and cherry tomatoes. Everything mixed will help to curb some sweet cravings, make you feel satisfied, and add plenty of nutrients to your body.
Baby carrots are certainly among the best. There are just 35 calories in nine carrots. You won’t feel the need to consume anymore.
Watch out if you’re going to add dip to your vegetables. This will take your calorie count up, so you’ll want to find out exactly just how many calories are in your dip of choice. Hummus or salsa can be your best options.
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