Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
65 Healthy Salads to Pin ( . . . and Make and Eat)
Healthy Snacks
5 Buzziest New Health Foods to Add to Your Snack List
Beginner Fitness Tips
This Simple Action Will Turn Any Workout Into an Epic One

Weight-Loss Tips For Dinner

4 Dinner Mistakes to Stop Now

You start your day with a healthy breakfast, grab a salad for lunch, but by the end of the day, you're feeling tired, hungry, and ready to eat anything and everything. Before your dinner keeps you from losing the weight you want to, make sure you avoid these dinner mistakes.

Eating too much: Depriving yourself all day can lead to a dinner that's got you heading for seconds and thirds. To prevent overeating at dinnertime, make sure you are eating well and often during the day, and eat slowly during dinner so you can recognize when you're full. Put away leftovers so you aren't tempted to scoop more on your plate, and use these tricks for getting the "I'm full" signal to prevent overeating at dinnertime.

Eating too little: Dieting mistakes don't just happen when you're overloading your plate. Eating too little at dinnertime can just make you ravenous later at night — and one chocolate chip cookie binge can undo all the good work you've put in during the day. Make sure you eat a balanced, fulfilling meal that includes enough proteins, fats, and carbs to keep you full without you resorting to the packaged foods in your pantry before bed. If you eat a healthy meal and still like to wind down with a snack, then choose a healthy late-night snack option that won't break your calorie bank.

ADVERTISEMENT

No veggies: Vegetables are a low-calorie way to sate hunger and fill your body with much-needed nutrients. But if you find your plate is filled with fewer greens and more high-carb sides, then it's time for a plate makeover. Try starting your meal with a salad to help curb hunger, and when it comes to sides, make sure the majority of your plate is filled with vegetables.

Not stopping at one glass: Whether it's juice or wine, those glasses can add up. Make sure you factor in the calories in your drinks, and don't go overboard with the refills.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
BBG Weight-Loss Transformation: Brooke
Add Flaxmeal to Smoothies For Weight Loss
Weight Loss Problems of a Latina
Ways to Debloat Fast
Woman Loses 90 Pounds After Overcoming Abuse
How to Grocery Shop For Weight Loss
Lena Dunham on Her Workout and Diet

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds