What to eat at night when hungry and trying to lose weight


Nighttime eating may be the result of overly restricted daytime food intake, leading to ravenous hunger at night.

The circadian system increases hunger and cravings for sweet, starchy and salty foods in the evenings, according to new research. 

Eating higher-calorie foods in the evening can be counterproductive if weight loss is a goal since the human body handles nutrients differently depending on the time of day.

Here’s some tasty and healthy food items for a midnight craving:

Cereal and milk

Cereal and milk can make a smart midnight snack. But try to take only half of the portion of your routine bowl. Cereal’s calories and milk’s calcium will help you feel full. Calcium in dairy products generally have minerals that play a direct role in the production of sleep hormones. 

Yoghurt with berries or other fruits

It is already mentioned that dairy products are good in the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. In a bowl of plain yoghurt, add some berries like strawberry or blueberries, and if you don’t like either of them you can take any fruit of your choice. Adding honey and finely chopped nuts will enhance the taste.

Bread with jam and peanut butter

Most of us had this as our favourite snack during childhood. The bread-jam or bread-butter is the easy-to-go thing that can be eaten anywhere, anytime. On two slices of brown bread, spread jam and butter on each and your midnight healthy and tasty food is ready. 


For the health-conscious individuals, who keep account of their calorie bank, popcorn is the saviour. Popcorn has a good amount of fibre that can feed your hunger. If you want to add flavour to your plain bowl of popcorn, add dried spices and grated cheese.

Fresh fruits and nuts

Nothing can be as healthy as fresh fruits and vegetables. If you get terrible mid-night cravings, go for some fresh fruits or vegetables. They not only give you proteins, minerals, and vitamins but can also be prepared in no time. But avoid having a mix-fruit salad for mid-night as the digestion time of each fruit differs, it might disturb your sleep because of an upset stomach. 


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What causes food cravings at night?

Nighttime eating may be the result of overly restricted daytime food intake, leading to ravenous hunger at night.

Why am i craving sugar all of a sudden?

When you are tired, you are more likely to crave sugar to generate more energy.
Try eating a healthy amount of protein and adding more high-fiber foods.