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Physical activity: Wow, many people have this problem. Try to sever the connection with being bored and eating. Find a better substitute, preferably something involving physical activity. Take a walk outside or on a treadmill, go to a park, shoot some hoops. If that fails, read a book or even turn on the television. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best not to have it.: Eating that midnight snack, which usually contains more empty calories of course, fills your body with calories that'll likely just be deposited as fat. Better to have a healthy snack around 8pm which contains a good amount of fiber to curb your appetite until breakfast-time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the snack: In general it is not wise to eat close to bedtime because of increased risk of reflux and because it takes energy for us to digest food and our bodies can't get as complete a rest if we are digesting during sleep. But this depends mostly on the type of snack; things like organic fruit or nuts are healthy. Things like chips (anything fried) or sweets are not healthy to eat at any time of day. ...Read more
Snacks to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes, protein bars, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. Good luck. ...Read more
Healthy but fatty.: I know that doesn't make sense, let me explain. While nuts have a lot of healthy fats, which we recommend generally, they still have a good amount of those fats, so even a few handfuls of nuts can be several hundred calories. Doing this regularly may cause you to gain weight. Pay attention to your portion sizes and it should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Bedtime snacks have some pitfalls: risk of dental cavities, poor daytime eating habits, or even obesity. Encourage healthy eating at meals by limiting snacks and liquid calories during the day. Make mealtime social and enjoyable while modeling good eating habits. And if you do give in, make sure to brush teeth before sleep!. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat more often.: The term "snacking" has a negative connotation; it usually suggests eating unhealthy, empty calories. By contrast, eating regular healthy meals more often throughout the day will keep the appetite in check and limit the ingestion of unhealthy snacks. Have a small meal every three hours or so. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a snack.: If you're hungry, have a snack. But...(1) have a healthy snack - fruits, vegetables, yogurt, brown rice. And (2) don't wait until you're starving to have your snack, as you'll eat anything you can get your hands on. Have a little snack when you become a little hungry in between meals. Don't wait to become ravenous before you decide to have a snack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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