10 NIGHTTIME HABITS MAKING YOU GAIN WEIGHT 

Skipping dinner

A substantial dinner provides your body with essential nutrients, and skipping it can lead to late-night hunger, potentially triggering unhealthy snacking and overeating.

Oversnacking

Even if you're aware enough to adhere to a super healthy diet during the day, if you are an avid nighttime snacker, you could be sabotaging yourself.

Eating meals too close to bedtime

Digesting food requires a lot of metabolic energy for your body to expend. To get quality sleep, your body needs to shut down.

Not getting enough sleep

Studies have shown that those who get less than seven hours of sleep a night have increased levels of cortisolas well as ghrelin.

Scrolling your phone before bed

Research indicates that the blue light emitted from screens interferes with melatonin production, negatively impacting your sleep

Working too late

Working late at night can cause excessive stress levels, and stress has also been shown to increase cortisol levels.

Drinking alcohol to help you fall asleep

Despite popular belief, a nightly glass of wine isn't helping you get better sleep.

Exercising in the evening

While evening workouts have their benefits, intense exercise too close to bedtime can speed up your metabolism and make it challenging to wind down.

Eating while watching TV

Eating while watching TV, working, or engaging in other distractions prevents the brain from communicating with the stomach that the body is fed, resulting in you consuming more calories.

Having a huge dinner

Enjoying a large meal in the evening can lead to overeating—especially if it becomes a habit. Instead, opt for a balanced and portion-controlled dinner to support digestion and promote a restful night's sleep.

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