#1 You had snacks after dinner
You overeat and consume empty calories.
You get extra energy that will keep you awake.
Avoid bread, cookies, or any other sweets after dinner.
For a late snack, choose something light and healthy with less than 200 calories.
#2 You tend to skip dinner.
It doesn’t help you lose much weight because skipping meals slows your metabolism.
It’ll only make you feel hungrier at your next meal.
Skipping meals can cause anxiety.
You lose muscle tissue, and your skin gets loose.
Even if you don’t have time for a decent lunch or dinner, at least try to eat a piece of fruit.
#3 You’re not getting enough sleep.
It affects your metabolism, making it much slower.
Not getting enough sleep makes you feel hungry.
It increases your cortisol level.
You exercise less because you feel tired.
You must sleep at least 8 hours a night.
#4 You eat spicy food at dinner.
Spices and spicy food can lead to poor digestion.
You can’t sleep well.
At night, as you spend many hours without consuming anything, spicy food can provoke heartburn.
Spicy food is actually good for speeding up your metabolism. Eat it, if you like it — maybe just not at night.
#5 You overeat at dinner.
You eat too much or too heavy food, and as a result your digestion slows, especially at nighttime.
You tend to watch TV while eating, which also makes you eat more.
Choose a light dinner that mainly consists of proteins and vegetables.