Nighttime snacking is not fundamentally a bad thing, and it could have its advantages when it is a judiciously chosen nutritious treat. These snacks are actually not bad, they are actually good for you. All of these are pretty low in calories, and so they can help you to lose weight and at the same time might help to increase your daily consumption of vitamins, proteins and minerals.
So, instead of going to bed all hungry and tossing and turning on the bed, unable to sleep, go for some nighttime snacks that will not only fill you up and give you a good night's sleep, but also provide you with the essential nutrients and help you to lose weight as well.
Go for a bowl of cereal. Mix oatmeal or corn or wheat or bran flakes, which are complex carbohydrates with a bowl of milk for the extra protein and have it before going to bed. Make sure that you do not add sugar as this will add to your weight and not help you to sleep.
Have a bowl of yogurt. This will not only help you to sleep because it contains tryptophan, but also soothe your stomach and help in digestion. You will get a good night's sleep free from indigestion and heartburn.
Have fruits like apples and bananas as nighttime snacks. Not only do they keep you full for a long period of time and provide you with a good night's sleep, they are also rich in roughage. The roughage will help you to clear your bowels of toxins and help you to lose weight.
If you are fond of eating carrots, you can munch on them as nighttime snacks. Not only do they keep you full, they also provide you with the essential vitamins and minerals and roughage as well.
You could also try eating some lean protein and fish as nighttime snacks. These are rich in tryptophan, low in fat and high in protein. So not only will these help you to sleep, they will also help you to lose weight.