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Get Rid of the Bloat Before Going to Bed

What do you do at night after a long day at work? Catching up on your favorite shows and snacking on something sweet are both enjoyable, but you can use your night time better. In fact, these easy tips will help you de-bloat and promote weight loss during the night. 

Keep Dinner Lower in Sodium

Remember how you feel the next morning after eating a huge hamburger with fries. You probably feel extremely bloated and noticed your face was a little bit puffier. Try eating a healthy, low sodium meal instead. The best choice is lean protein with a side of steamed vegetables. 

Nighttime Workout

For some people, working out too close to bed time can prevent them from falling asleep. One study found that most people will enjoy better sleep regardless of the time they exercised. Building up a nighttime sweat will help you burn calories and even sweat out some toxins. 

Drink More Water

If you have been feeling bloated, water is the key to flushing you out. You may feel a little more bloated from the extra water, but your body will balance itself out at night. Just make sure to stop drinking water an hour before bed so that your bladder does not ruin your chances of a good night’s sleep.

Prepare Your Lunch the Night Before

Making a healthy lunch the night before will save you from hitting up a fast-food restaurant. Even if you choose the healthiest thing on a fast-food menu, it will still be loaded with too much sodium. Instead, take advantage of the time you have at night to pack a healthy, balanced meal. Try making a salad or putting together grilled chicken, steamed vegetables, and brown rice.

Sleep in an Extra Dark Room

The darker the room, the better you will sleep. A dark room helps your body to produce more of the hormone, melatonin. Melatonin helps your body to produce more calorie-burning brown fat.

Turn Down the Thermostat

Those who slept in a room that was 66 degrees were found to burn seven percent more calories than those who slept in a 75-degree room. While the change is not super noticeable, it is still an extra calorie burn.

Turn your nights into a way to help you lose weight and de-bloat. You will love how you feel in the morning and these tips might also help you hit your fitness goals.

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