By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover
woman eating broccoliWith so many contradictory fad diets out there, it's often hard to tell the fact from fiction. Should all carbs be banned? Do mini meals really boost your metabolism? To shed some light on what actually works, we caught up with Kimberly Snyder, a celebrity nutritionist (she's worked with Drew Barrymore and Kerry Washington) and the author of The Beauty Detox Foods. Here, she breaks down which diet myths are more hype than truth.
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1. MYTH: Eating after 8 P.M. causes weight gain.
When it comes to eating at night, the issue is less about a specific time, but more about when your head hits the pillow. Snyder recommends eating dinner at least three to four hours before bed. If your bedtime is close to 11 p.m. or midnight, eating at or a bit after 8 p.m. is reasonable. "My 'light to heavy' principle means eating foods that are easy to digest during the day so you don't get