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AboutMike Levinson is a former amateur bodybuilding champion and registered dietitian who holds dual degrees in sports nutrition and physical education. He has worked extensively as a nutritionist with the California Angels baseball team and with famous athletes such as Charles Oakley, JT Snow and Sean Rooks. He also worked as a nutritionist for the Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders.
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New Diet.com blogger Mike Levinson, author of Buff Dad, is here with the reason you should not eat after 6 p.m. Please welcome Mike and be sure to read his No-Nonsense Weight Loss blog on a regular basis.
Being a dietitian and fitness author, I get this sort of question a lot: what should I eat and when should I eat? My general rule of thumb is simple -- make sure to eat small meals throughout the day and never get full.
The aim should be to satisfy your hunger until the next meal.
I tell my clients all the time it's OK to be hungry. Trust me... you will not die from going to bed hungry.
My #1 rule besides eating small meals throughout the day is to not eat after 6 p.m. I am huge believer in this.
To make it through the evening make sure to eat a dinner with at least two cups of steamed or stir-fried veggies or salad with low fat salad dressing (measure out your dressings). Add some lean form of protein such as chicken, fish or lean beef. For vegetarians, tofu is an excellent choice.
Eat no breads, pastas, rice, potatoes or other forms of starchy carbs at night. So basically you would eat a large salad with chicken breast or lean beef. That equates to about 3 to 5 ounces cooked or stir-fried veggies with chicken or beef.
Not eating after 6 p.m. is crucial to weight loss. Most people eat a large dinner and then snack on sweets or salty foods at night while watching TV. They're putting down 2,000 calories ... Continue
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