I typically get a second wind in the evening, and when my energy picks up, so does my appetite.
As a dietitian, I’m a firm believer in eating when you are hungry. Among my clients, I’ve seen that trying to go to bed with a growling tummy can interfere with falling asleep and getting a quality night of shut-eye.
The trick to a healthy late-night snack is to choose one that’s filling enough to satisfy, but light enough to prevent a calorie surplus, which can lead to unwanted weight gain.
This mini meal should also be rich in nutrients, to supply the building blocks your body uses for maintenance, healing, and repair work—jobs that take place while you sleep.