I am a late night eater. I enjoy eating something before I sleep, which I know is a bad practice. (Or at least it was when I was non paleo, I don't know if it's okay on the Paleo diet!)
I used to have a bowl of cereal or ice cream or something else fat and sugar heavy, and I've tried to switch over to salad or fruit or some chocolate, but I wake up with a terribly acidic feeling stomach. I'm looking for something easy (ie: don't have to cook it) that I can eat at night. Is this possible?
And if there's something awesome I have to cook, I might just make it for dinner and then eat it like leftovers the next night before bed...but I'm hoping there's some sort of convenience food I might be able to stomach.
Thank you guys! I'm down 26 lbs so far since November, and feeling awesome! (I had a few weeks of plateau and some trips out of state where I ate not so great XD)
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on July 04, 2011
at 10:28 PM
I have two different types of pre-bed snacks - pre CF and post CF. Pre: hardboiled egg, cottage cheese, coconut, a few mac nuts, and since it's been hot I've taken to thick slicing banana, throwing into the freezer for about 20-minutes, then top with a fat spoonful of almond butter with shaved dark chocolate - anywhere between 70%-81% cacao. Post CF nights usually berries, maybe some of that cottage cheese or a hunk of cheese and almonds. Congratulations on your weight loss and feeling great! Cheers
on April 11, 2011
at 05:36 PM
It doesn't matter when you eat - there are no rules. Just don't graze and you can skip meals if you want to. I sometimes have dinner pretty close to bedtime - we have crazy schedules with 2 girls playing softball!
If you still allow high fat dairy, some heavy cream and frozen blueberries or strawberries can sub for ice cream. I do this once every week or two. Coconut bark is a nice treat too - just give it a google. Snacking on leftovers is always a good idea! Maybe even a few nuts - macademias should be good for the tummy I would think.
on April 11, 2011
at 05:34 PM
I also need a little snack before bedtime. I've found what works for me is a couple tablespoons of coconut oil (unrefined, virgin, of course). I think coconut oil is good for you in a whole bunch of ways, and it really satiates
If I eat almost anything late at night (8:30 or later for a 10-11 bedtime), I will feel bloated at night and the next morning, and doing that really curbs my weight loss. Coconut oil, however, doesn't have either of those negative effects.