Eating after dinner is consider taboo for a number of reasons. For dieters, it can be a disaster. Its not good for the digestive system to have to work so hard late at night, and usually leads to less sleep for you.
Sometimes though it can be difficult to avoid munching on something when you finally get to sit down and relax at the end of a busy day. In these cases a compromise has to be made. If you must eat in the evening after dinner, choose a snack with the least late night consequences.
Here a few suggestions:
Choose the type of food you are craving, but make sure it is a healthy choice. Avoid grabbing whatever is closest in the cupboard or refrigerator. If its not what your body is looking for, then you can bet you will be back looking for something else before the night is over.
Just not sure?
Rember to also give some thought to whether you are looking for a snack simply because you are used to multi tasking. For example, are you only looking for something to munch on because you are watching TV?
These are just a few suggestions to get you thinking a little more of why you may be wanting a late night snack, and what some lesser of two evils may be.
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