Late-Night No-No: Dark Chocolate
Over the past several years, dark chocolate has become a snack hero of sorts. That’s because this dark delight is laced with body-friendly antioxidants shown to help fend off a range of maladies.A word of caution, though: Luxuriating in a chunk of dark chocolate should be a daytime activity rather than one you do in the wee hours. Chocolate is a natural source of stimulants such as caffeine that can keep you tossing and turning for hours by charging up your nervous system. A good night’s rest is essential for building a glance-worthy physique.
Late-Night No-No: Boxed Cereal
Who hasn’t dug into a bowl of comforting breakfast cereal when the late-night munchies strike? Make this a snack habit, though, and your midsection will definitely remain a few cans shy of a six-pack.
The problem with most boxed cereals—and not just the ones adorned with cartoon characters—is that they’re chock-full of sugar, which can spike your blood sugar.
Late-Night No-No Ice Cream