Eating before bed isn’t a great idea if you’re hoping for a great night’s sleep. Firstly, the food sits on your stomach making it hard to go to sleep – but if you’re trying to lose weight the food you consume stores as fat as it isn’t required as energy!
Fresh fruit is fine to have late at night, but dried fruit is high in sugar and fibre, both of which will lead to a night of restless sleep. Fibre can also leave you gassy and bloated, which is the last thing you want before bed.
Chips are another go-to late-night snack. Cracking open a packet in front of the tv may sound great, but recent psychological studies have found that greasy foods like this lead to nightmares, really. Avoid chips and avoid the emotionally draining nightmares that accompany them.
Most packaged cereals these days should be placed in the lollie aisle. Packed full of sugar, snacking on your favourite cereals stimulates your nervous system, leaving you alert and awake.