Nutrition Tips for Women

Is It Bad to Snack Before Bed?

Eating before bed is controversial, but researchers now say snacking won't disrupt your fat-loss goals as long as it fits within this criteria.

Whether you’ve stayed up later than normal or are simply having a hungry day, snacking later in the evening won’t disrupt your fat-loss intentions, so long as your snack is small(ish) and protein-based.

New research from Florida State University found that when women who lift weights consumed protein before bed, it did not interfere with overnight belly-fat metabolism or whole-body fat burn. Tired of protein shakes? Try a couple of hard-boiled eggs, ½ cup of Greek yogurt or a few leftover turkey meatballs.