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)
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.
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.
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
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