While eating at night won't cause weight gain, eating a large meal that makes you exceed your daily calorie intake will. If you want to drop pounds, try this tactic: make lunch and breakfast your largest meals of the day, and make dinner a smaller meal
Keep a couple of these orange root vegetables in your pantry for when you want to satisfy your carb craving and sweet tooth (okay—so it's no candy bar, but c'mon). A medium-size sweet potato contains about 27 grams of carbs, but they've been shown to increase levels of adiponectin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar, and in turn helps encourage a faster metabolism. They're also fat-free and have fewer calories and sodium than white potatoes.
To help you get started with a healthier lifestyle, these 10 tasty and easy recipes are all under 500 calories and perfect for an evening meal. They're so delicious and filling that you'll forget you're eating healthily.