10 Foods That Burn Fat While You Sleep

Rich in casein protein, cottage cheese digests slowly, which means it can help you stay full throughout the night and boost calorie burning while you sleep.

Cottage Cheese

Like cottage cheese, Greek yogurt is packed with protein, particularly casein, which aids in overnight muscle repair and can increase metabolism during sleep.

Greek Yogurt

Almonds contain healthy fats that can help stabilize blood sugar levels overnight. They also provide a good dose of protein, which can increase the rate of fat burning.


Consuming a protein shake before bed can increase your metabolism and promote muscle synthesis as you sleep, aiding in both muscle recovery and fat loss.

Protein Shake

Cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin, the sleep hormone, which can improve the quality of your sleep. Better sleep is linked to an improved ability to lose fat.


Whole grain foods like oats or barley have complex carbohydrates and fiber that help maintain a steady insulin level and lower cortisol levels during sleep.

Whole Grains

Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can enhance fat burning and improve metabolic health, especially during the nighttime rest period.


Just a little peanut butter before bed can help regulate your blood sugar levels and increase the release of serotonin, which can improve sleep quality and aid metabolism.

Peanut Butter

Raw cacao is a source of antioxidants and magnesium, which not only helps to relax muscles and improve sleep but also supports cellular metabolism during sleep.


Consuming hot peppers can boost your metabolism thanks to their capsaicin content. If added to an evening meal, they can help increase the amount of fat your body burns during sleep.

Hot Peppers

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