By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
.Let's be real here: occasional late-night eating is inevitable. Try as we all might, our super-busy work schedules and social life means it's not always possible to stick with a 7 p.m. dinnertime (or resist the siren song of late-night mozzarella sticks at the bar). So, what's a hungry night owl to do? Turns out, there's a right and a wrong way to approach late-night eating, and the right approach could mean better sleep, a faster metabolism and - duh - a sleeker physique.
Amy Shapiro, M.S., R.D., believes that when eating later at night, you'll want to try to avoid fried foods, as they take a long time to digest, and simple carbohydrates, which eventually turn into sugar and get stored as fat (so, yeah, not so much with that bar food). She encourages clients to eat something satisfying, with ample protein and a bit of fat, to ensure that you don't wake up in the middle of the night hungry. Ideal meals would be either chicken or fish with veggies, orRead More »from Are You Making This Rookie Eating Mistake?