Often they say that eating in the second half of the day, and especially
at night, it is dangerous for the figure. This is not entirely true. Scientists long ago
found out that only the total number of “eaten” per day is important
calories. You can easily have breakfast and dinner in the evening
come off and arrange a feast for the whole world.
The same applies to the number of snacks. Slimming or
maintaining a stable weight doesn’t matter how often you run on
the kitchen and back. You can snack a dozen times. In the wild
nature, our ancestors did just that – they walked along savannah and along the way
reinforced with fractional portions. It’s clear that in those times food
they were constantly lacking, so the problem of overweight is not so urgent
Why not everything can be eaten at night
However, there are some eating habits at night and in late
hour. For example, different types of food are digested unequally quickly.
Fat red meat (pork) can be absorbed up to 4-6 hours. Everything
this time the stomach does not sleep, but works hard. If you go to bed
soon after receiving such food, then we will fall into the kingdom of Morpheus
not soon. Moreover, sleep will be hectic up to nightmares.
The eaten meat can lie in the stomach until the morning, while
we are unlikely to rest well.
If you want to lose weight, then I advise in the evening – after 18:00 –
avoid foods that contain a lot of carbohydrates and fats. Why
So? The fact is that the lion’s share of own fat is burned
just at night. Our muscles and internal organs are constantly needed.
the flow of energy, but at night we do not eat. And at this time, after
spending small glycogen stores (350-500 g), the body
taken for fats.
If before bedtime we eat a lot of carbohydrate food, then the body
do not touch their own fatty accumulations at all. If
eat large amounts of fat, first of all
they will be spent, and only then – our own subcutaneous
What you can and can not eat at night
Now let’s pick the products for “green” and “red”
list, which is desirable to print and hang on
It is impossible
All high-calorie foods automatically fall into the red list.
products (more than 150 kcal / 100 g of product), with which you can
easily exceed your daily intake.
After 18:00 it is better to forget about pasta, bread, cereals, fatty
varieties of meat and fish, as well as hard cheeses and butter. About candy,
cakes, cake and sweets I do not even stutter. Things like that
pamper yourself only until noon.
Any kind of sweet yogurt is also on the forbidden list.
because of the combination of carbohydrates and fats harmful to the figure.
From the protein food for the green list, you should select only the one
which is relatively quickly (up to 1.5 hours) absorbed. Here also
You can safely include unsweetened fermented milk products (kefir,
yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese), eggs, white lean meat (rabbit,
chicken fillet) and white fish.
At night, it is permissible to eat green vegetables, tomatoes,
greens in any quantities and combinations. With an eye on calories
You can include boiled potatoes, carrots and beets. If the body
allows, then you can add mushrooms and legumes to the green list.
What can you eat for dinner tonight?
- A plate (200-250 ml) of vegetable soup in chicken broth (45
kcal / 100 g), can be with chicken breast (55 kcal / 100 g).
- 200 g stewed zucchini (70 kcal / 100 g) with greens.
- 100 g beans (102 kcal / 100 g) with greens, you can add a little
(up to 50 g) canned tuna (96 kcal / 100 g).
- 1-2 boiled potatoes (80 kcal / 100 g) with greens and / or salad
from non-starchy vegetables.
- Mushrooms, stewed with potatoes (117 kcal / 100 g).
- 1-2 chicken soft-boiled eggs (155 kcal / 100 g) or poached (140
kcal / 100 g), 1 egg = 35-75 g (50 g on average)
- A glass (200 ml) of kefir (50 kcal / 100 g), sour milk (53
kcal / 100 g) or unsweetened yogurt (70 kcal / 100g)
- 100 g of cod, hake, pollack, zander, trout, salmon, boiled,
baked with vegetables or cooked on the grill (80-150 kcal / 100 g
depending on the type of fish and the method of its preparation).
- 100-150 g chicken (113 kcal / 100 g) or turkey (84 kcal / 100
d) breast, boiled or cooked on the grill.
- 100 g rabbit (155 kcal / 100 g), steamed or stewed on
Note. Fish, seafood, poultry and rabbit food is good
in the evening and at night with greens and salad from non-starchy vegetables –
lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage. Calories
greens and vegetables, at the same time, it is optional to consider.
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