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You’re a busy girl.
Being on-the-go most of the day gives you little time to sit still and feed yourself a real meal. And by the time dinner rolls around, you could eat your arm. Forget your inhibitions (calories, shmalories), you need food now!
So you eat dinner. You’re not satisfied … and the nightly munching begins, continuing as you watch TV with the roomies or while you study for an exam. You go to bed full, feeling guilty and wondering: “What’s with the late-night snacking?”
The answer: You’re skimping on breakfast and lunch.
The fix: Eat more substantial meals during the day to prevent the late night calorie-fests!
“When people eat late at night, they wake up full,” says Diana Vermilion, R.D., director of nutrition services at New Mexico Sports and Wellness. “They skip breakfast, which starts the cycle of not eating properly throughout the day.” By depriving yourself all day, you’re setting yourself up for disaster at night.
Break the cycle by eating something as soon as you wake up because breakfast really is “the most important meal of the day.” Also, make time for a substantial lunch. By shifting your major calorie-intake to the morning hours (when your metabolism is faster), your nighttime cravings are less likely to pull you off the diet wagon.
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