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Slay late-night snacking!

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Do you find yourself wanting to snack into the night and just before bed? Not only can this become a source of additional, and often low quality energy, it may also disrupt your sleep as your body works to digest it.

It is recommended to eat dinner at least three hours before you wish to sleep, but a small snack in this time can be done if chosen wisely.

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Firstly, make sure your final meal for the day includes: a serve of quality carbohydrates (such as sweet potato or brown rice), a serve of protein (either from meats, eggs, tofu or legumes), plenty of vegetables, and a serve of healthy fats (avocado, seeds, nuts or olive oil are all good examples).

Additionally, chromium - a mineral found in broccoli and barley - has been shown to stabilise blood sugar, which in turn, aids in reducing cravings.

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You can also try going to bed slightly earlier, avoiding being awake and active during your natural fasting period.

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Check whether you are actually hungry and not thirsty instead. Enjoying a cup of decaffeinated tea (particularly chamomile) or mug of warm milk before bed may be all you need, and your body will be able to process this far easier than a salty or sugary snack.

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Do you suffer from night-time nibbles? Let us know your bedtime tips and tricks in the comments section!
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