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5 Foods You Can Eat At Night to Avoid Morning Bloat

It always seems that no matter how healthy we eat during the day, all of our health goals are derailed as soon as the sun goes down. It doesn’t seem to matter if you already had a healthy dinner an hour before, your body is famished and has strong cravings that are steering you towards the fridge or ice cream aisle at the store.

You can either do three things when it comes to nighttime cravings. You can ignore them and go to bed hungry, eat everything in sight and go to bed extremely full and uncomfortable, or you can choose one of these foods that will curb your appetite and help you not wake up bloated.


A serving of almonds is 23 nuts. Portion them out and then hide the bag if you have portion control issues. Almonds are a healthy snack because they are high in vitamin E and healthy omega-3 fats. Avoid the salted or flavored almonds though, since too much sodium can cause bloating issues.

Greek Yogurt with Berries

What you really want is ice cream, but you will be less regretful if you indulged in Greek yogurt with berries mixed in. Greek yogurt contains helpful probiotics which can help promote a flatter stomach in the morning. The high levels of protein can help you feel full until morning time. However, if you are sensitive to dairy, it is best to avoid Greek yogurt and just enjoy a cup of berries.


Feel free to go crazy eating asparagus at night. It can help promote a flatter stomach and can even help keep your digestive track healthy. The only thing you will regret in the morning is the smell of your urine.


Perhaps you are craving higher-fat items, such as cheese, cake, and ice cream because you did not get enough healthy fats in your day. To solve your nighttime hunger and cravings, eat a half of an avocado. You can either eat it as is or puree it with chocolate protein powder for a healthy pudding.


Your hunger or cravings could also be a sign of dehydration. Before you reach for anything in the fridge, indulge in a glass of water. Water before bedtime can help flush out any excess sodium and make you feel less fatigued in the morning. Just avoid carbonated water or flavored water drinks, which can promote morning bloat.

If you are truly hungry at night, you don’t always have to muster enough willpower to make it through until the morning. Instead, one of the above snacks will keep you happy and help you wake up healthier.

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