You may have heard that eating before bed is a big-time “no no” for those looking to lose weight. In fact, you’ve probably even heard that eating late at night will undoubtedly cause you to GAIN weight…even worse!
Well, there’s good news, and that good news is that not every food that you eat past 7PM will be automatically deposited to your butt, thighs, and love handles.
In fact, there are certain foods that you can eat as a late-night snack that can actually INCREASE your fat loss results! The key is knowing which foods to eat, and which to avoid, as the evening progresses.
Here’s a good rule of thumb: Avoid carbs before bed in favor of slow-digesting high-quality protein.
Carbohydrate consumption causes significant rise in the storage hormone insulin, which also puts the breaks on your body’s fat-burning mechanisms. That’s a recipe for disaster in the late evening hours as your metabolism is winding down, but fortunately, slow-digesting protein isn’t.
Instead, slow digesting proteins provide your body with a steady flow of amino acids throughout the night to help you recover from exercise and maintain your calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat.
Here is a top pre-bedtime choice:
A Slow-digesting, Low-carb Protein Shake – Make sure to use a slow digesting protein, like the one found in the Ellipse Fitness Protein Powder! It’s a tasty way to end your day. Consider blending the shake with almond butter to get some healthy fats in there!
WARNING: Avoid taking a “simple” whey protein powder before bed…research has show that it causes more of an insulin release than white bread! Instead, you need a slow digesting blend at this time of day! The Ellipse powder includes a blend of slow-digesting, high-quality proteins.
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