“All the time the one thing I hear from clients is that they are so good during the day but then they blow it at dinner and or after dinner” says John Rayner, R.D., owner of ArcNutrition “But then I ask what happened during the day that they were ‘so good?." It usually boils down to skipping breakfast, or eating too little during the day.”
Now really contemplate that—dinner comes with a few extra choices and options that can throw you off your weight-loss game. For example, you likely eat breakfast shortly after waking up, so there’s no question of timing, and at lunch, you probably don’t have alcohol (at least not on weekdays). But when it comes time for dinner, these extra variables can complicate what you thought was just your third meal of the day.
That might seem like a lot to consider for just one meal, but if you implement just a few simple strategies, you won’t have to worry about your meal affecting your waistline, and eventually, they’ll likely turn into lasting healthy habits.