Best Late Night Snacks That Won’t Ruin Your Diet

Best late night snacks

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It really doesn’t take much to wreck an entire day of dieting. Choosing the wrong late night snack can offset a full day of disciplined eating, even if it’s just an extra 200-300 calories. If your stomach is growling, and you won’t be able to fall asleep without some food these are the best late night snacks that won’t ruin your diet.

Healthy Late Night Snacks

If you’re on a healthy diet, and you’re allowed to eat carbs, there’s a lot to choose from for a late night snack. You’ll want to pay close attention to the fiber content, and sugar.

The fiber will help you feel satisfied, so you don’t double dip and reach for another snack in twenty minutes.

Limiting the amount of sugar will help prevent empty calories that aren’t going to satisfy your hunger and can quickly inflate your daily calorie total.

  • Popcorn
  • Baby Carrots
  • Pear With Cheese
  • Wheat Crackers
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds
  • Whole Grain Toast
  • Sliced Apple With Peanut Butter
  • Banana With Almond Butter
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Oatmeal

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No-Carb Late Night Snacks

If you’re on Keto, or Atkins, most of the snacks above are off limits due to the carb content. Instead of wrecking your low carb diet, and getting knocked out of ketosis, snack on some of these ultra low carb foods.

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Black Olives
  • Protein Smoothie

Late Night Snacks To Avoid

Unfortunately, leftovers are often the worst foods to use as a snack. Instead of eating a small snack to get you through the night, you’re more likely to eat enough calories to equal an extra meal. Here’s some common foods to avoid using as snacks.

  • Ice Cream
  • Sugary Cereal
  • Pizza
  • Bean Burrito
  • Cookies
  • Potato Chips

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