I have been following paleo off and on for the past two months or so. I recently started working until around 10 or 11 pm. I also count my calories just to keep everything in check, I shoot for around 1200 cals. Before I go to work I'll have a meal, but by the time I get home I usually still have any where from 200-500+ cals left and usually am starving. What are some good quick paleo snacks that I can have ready for after work/before bed? Thanks!
Can you cook enough food earlier in the day to have leftovers? I have the typical salt mine hours of M-f 8-5, I always make enough supper to have enough for lunch the next day.
Snacks I like are hard boiled eggs, homemade beef jerky, cheese slices rolled with salami, an apple with almond butter, chicken salad and green goddess dip (greek yogurt, avo, etc) with veggies to dip.
See this thread too: http://paleohacks.com/questions/34240/eating-before-bedtime#axzz23jeaHURf
My takeaway: if you are hungry at near bedtime, eat someting. Just don't make it carbs.
My unsupported opinion is also that some healthy type of fatty snack (some people recommend milk/dairy) is better than a high protein one. (This might vary if you do an intense workout in the evening.) Protein is more work for the body to digest and I expect that would make it more likely to impinge on sleep quality.
Also consider some form of magnesium at bedtime for better sleep.
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