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Are You Making These Dieting Mistakes?

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You eat too early

Popular wisdom says not to eat in the evenings, but that may not make sense unless you turn in extra early.

"People eat at 6:00 and stay up until 11:00 or midnight, so their bodies are naturally asking for fuel again," Villacorta says. "I tell people to aim to eat 70% of their calories before dinner and 30% at dinner, but it doesn’t matter how late dinner is." Healthy eating in the evening can prevent a late-night binge on ice cream or cookies.

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