Eating past 8 p.m. has been known to get a bad rap. In reality, the reason you may have gained (or not been able to lose) weight probably has more to do with what you are eating and how much you are eating rather than the time of day you are eating. Noshing at night, if done healthfully, can offer some surprising benefits. Eating the right protein at night can help you build muscle while you sleep. Eating low-glycemic carbs at night can help control your blood sugar the next day and even help you regulate your appetite. Read on to find out about 16 snacks that are OK to eat at night. Some are not-so-guilty pleasures, some are great snacks to have after a light dinner and others make fantastic post-workout snacks (for those of you who work out at night).
1High-Protein “Cake Batter”
Everyone loves cake batter. Dieters everywhere covet the delicious, rich, creamy consistency. But this indulgence doesn’t need to be off-limits. This high-protein version will satisfy the strongest late-night cravings — and it packs in 19 grams of protein! Combining vanilla protein powder and heavy cream with pumpkin spice gives a warm flavor and spicy feel, but you can pick any flavor of you like.