WEIGHT LOSS TIP: The composition and timing of meals is an important factor affecting weight loss that is often overlooked by many people but is something that can give you some extra help toward losing weight. The last thing you want to do is to eat a high calorie high fat meal just before going to bed because when you are sleeping is when your metabolism is at the lowest point meaning your requirement for energy is the lowest so your body is going to store more of the food you eat than at any other time during the day. The best way to compensate for this low point in your metabolism is to eat a smaller meal consisting of fewer calories for your last meal of the day. Protein contains only 4 calories per gram as opposed to 9 calories for fat so you will fill up faster with less calories consumed when eating protein based foods. There are also other benefits to eating a protein based meal before bedtime that relate to how your body functions during your sleep.
Whenever you sleep your body repairs and rebuilds and part of this repair and rebuilding includes your muscles. You can read more about the importance of your muscle for metabolism in many of the other weight loss tips available like Build Muscle to Increase Metabolism and Burn Fat for Weight Loss! which should help you understand that anything you can do to help your body to build muscle is ultimately very good for weight loss. Protein contains the basic building blocks that your body uses to build muscle so by eating a meal containing high protein just before you go to bed can only be a benefit to your body's effort to build new muscle. Start eating more high protein foods late in the day and help your body to help you lose weight.