According to a recent USDA study, overweight adults tend to eat significantly more calories at night than normal-weight adults, but they eat only slightly more calories at other times of the day. Another recent study from the University of Texas showed that it’s much easier to overeat at night, mainly because late-night snacking seems less satisfying than snacking earlier in the day. Other studies have found that many people eat close to 50% of their daily calories at night!
In order to promote healthy digestion, you should make sure that you have plenty of fiber in your diet. Eating fiber helps push everything through without certain things blocking you or getting you backed up. You don’t want to experience indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn and other conditions when you’re trying to exercise and lose weight.
Each bar has 3 grams of protein, 28 grams of carbohydrate, and 1 gram of dietary fiber. The bars have 14 grams of sugar, which I find acceptable, especially if you consider that one bottle of Gatorade has 34 grams of sugar. I would probably like to see more dietary fiber in each bar.
Serve however you like. It is delicious as is, or you can put a little butter on top, sprinkle with some nuts, or add some cream. I did alter my version a little bit. Instead of the raisins I topped my oatmeal with blueberries after I removed it from the oven.
If you’re so rushed in the morning that you only have time to grab something quick, keep some sugar-free, low calorie protein bars on hand and some low sugar, whole grain cereal. Weigh the cereal and package it into one hundred calorie portions and place it into re-sealable plastic bags. Grab one when you’re running late. You can snack on it on the way to the office. Although this may be suitable for mornings when you wake up late, to optimize nutrition, try to make more time for a healthy breakfast.
Most of us know that soda, coffee and tea contain sugar and caffeine. Both ingredients are brutal for the health structure of our bodies. The level of sugar rises at the cost of our liver glycogen.
The importance of nutrition also entails eating the correct portions of food. Eating too much, which is beyond what your body requires, often result in obesity. When you eat more, you also gain more pounds. Weight loss is best achieved by eating the right quantities of food. Reduce the quantity of food that you eat gradually.