Dinner Mistakes to Keep Away From

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Do you know how much calories are on the foods you eat in one sitting during dinner? Well, you may not know how these amounts of calories are piling up or even gradually decreases your metabolism over a period of time that causes harmful effect on your body. Prevent this occurrence and help yourself to stay healthy.

Dessert

Sweets after dinner is a very common thing. On the other hand, it should be known that desserts contain more calories per ounce that expected compared to your regular meal. There is no harm in giving so better share your desserts when possible. If you really can’t stop yourself from craving on something sweet, indulge on it for a little and just take desserts with calories 100 or less.

 Skipping Carbs

Do not skip carbs in your diet to fool yourself on losing weight more quickly. This may do more harm than good. Skipping this essential nutrient only leads to consumption of more carbs or carb bingeing. Carbohydrates rich in fiber like whole grains, veggies, beans can actually make you full easily and let you avoid eating many times in a day compared to not eating any carbs at all.

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Salad

Only several people choose to eat salad only at dinner because they have eaten so much the whole day or just those greens because they have to cut on their calorie intake. Actually, it is good to eat salad during dinner but always bear in mind to add a little bit of protein to help ease your metabolism at night. For example, when you eat vegetables and some grilled chicken add some olive oil to make sure that everything you have eaten will be digested well.

Enormous plates

Plates used at dinner are on average size but the amount of calorie counts you take depends on how much you have put on your plate for meal. Grab plates that are smaller in size (salad plates or cereal bowls) to change the game. Eat in moderation and set the extra food portions or leftovers for the next day’s meal to hold back your desire to eat a lot.

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Skipping Dinner

While dinner is the primary course of the day, in contrast you should be eating a smaller amount of food for that time and not skip on it. While you sleep, your metabolism also gradually slows down. The idea to this is when don not eat the meal for dinner, your body will have to provide something for it to balance out everything. Some calories will be burned while you are sleeping to make up for the missed calories. Soon your normal metabolic rate will slow down and burn lesser fats.

No Veggies

Vegetable during dinner meal keeps you from eating more and more calories by making your stomach feel heavy so do not forget to include these on your plates. Even if it does not target to burn your fats, eating all those green leafy veggies especially the non- starchy ones (tomatoes and broccoli) should really make a difference.

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Setting a strict dinner time

If find yourself sleeping without eating because you find it a bit too late for dinner already, then you are sabotaging your body for the next day. Such act could lead you overeating the following day. Contrary to the belief that eating something after 8 pm would make you gain extra weight, it does not. So make sure to eat a well- balanced diet that won’t surpass your daily calorie intake before hibernating.

Alcohol

If you had a bad day and want to get over it, you think a little of that sparkling wine would not hurt. Just a little reminder, the extra calories you take at nighttime will be changed to and stored as fats in your body so be careful of the amount of alcohol you take in. The more you consume alcohol the more it will likely to be difficult for you to digest the meal you just ate and there is a great possibility that the calories from your meal will be put as fats and you wouldn’t love that right?

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Carb-Heavy Meals

Those carbohydrates give you the ample energy you need for the whole day. As you go on your daily activities, the quantity of carbs also decreases. If you had your dinner low in carbohydrates then you had avoided accumulating the carbs that your body doesn’t want. The extra carbs that were not used during the day will be most likely to be converted and stored in your body as fats.