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If You Always Wake Up Hungry in the Middle of the Night, an RD Said to Eat This Before Bed

POPSUGAR reports an evening snack consisting of carbohydrates (carbs) or protein such as fruit, a hard-boiled egg, or a bowl of whole-grain cereal or oatmeal, won’t interfere with your weight-loss goals and will keep you full.

POPSUGAR spoke to Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, exercise physiologist at HSS, who explained if you are waking up in the middle of the night feeling hungry, you likely need to eat more. “People waking up hungry at night (unless they have a condition like binge eating disorder) are underfueled from the day," said Machowsky. Intense exercise and working out frequently can also contribute to waking up hungry because your body needs more fuel, noted Machowsky. "In these cases, carbs help replenish glycogen stores (our gas tank) and protein helps maintain muscle protein synthesis (the natural process of your body repairing and building muscle) rates," he added.

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