9 Simple Steps to Your Little Black Dress

Close down the kitchen after dinner.

There’s nothing magical about avoiding nighttime munching. Despite what you’ve heard, the calories you eat in the evening don’t automatically turn to fat. That said, people do tend to take in a good portion of their day’s calories in the evening hours after they’ve already finished dinner, often as a way to relax or unwind after a long day. So I say it’s best to close down the kitchen after dinner and avoid eating after 9 p.m. Instead of snacking, unwind with a relaxing bubble bath or cup of soothing tea. By setting a hard-and-fast rule for yourself to follow, you’re more likely to cut out your late-night snacking — and see success on the scale!