DAY 19 – BEST LATE-NIGHT SNACKS!

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Let’s face it, we’ve all been (and still are) here….

Breakfast was at an early 8am,  lunch blew past you at noon, and dinner feels like it was too many hours ago.  Now it’s bedtime and you’re dealing with a full-blown snack attack.   You’ve brushed your teeth but you’re still hungry.  What’s a calorie-counting bootcamper to do — without breaking the calorie bank??

When it comes to late-night snacking, MODERATION is key.  Digestion slows down at bedtime, so too much of anything — even a good thing — can make you uncomfortable, disrupt your digestion and throw off your daily intake.

1.  My go-to:  POPCORN.
I throw in a teaspoon or so of avocado oil and pop a little less than 1/4 cup of kernels.  Check your labels but that’s about 110 calories – popcorn is around 30 calories per popped cup (I do 2 cups) & a rounded teaspoon of oil for another 50 calories.

2.  You can also do a 100-calorie pack of pretzels dipped in mustard.

3.  GREENS!  I like to slice up a plate of cucumbers, celery and peppers (green and red) with 2 tbsp of my new favorite dressing Cilantro-Avocado Yogurt Dressing (40 calories/2 tbsp).

yogurt

4.  Green apple – tart, tasty and filling at only 80 calories.

5.  1/2 cup of cottage cheese with some blueberries (100 calories).  They also have cottage doubles, with the side of fruit.  Although the fruit is pureed with sugar, it’s not much.  I like them – they’re quick and convenient and the casein protein in the cottage cheese is good before bed as it’s slow releasing.

Breakstones-Cottage-Doubles-Pineapple-4.7-oz

6.  I also like to sip hot chamomile tea w/1 tsp brown sugar and visualize myself in a few weeks looking super fit & smokin’ hot!

So there you have it!  You’re not alone.  You just have to find ways to deal with evening hunger so it doesn’t get the best of you.  Always check your nutrition labels and reason with yourself.  Keep your goals in sight and remind yourself of how GREAT you’ll feel in the morning knowing you conquered another good day of eating!

See you soon!

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