In the Kitchen: Dinner

Many people skip dinner in order to cut calories. This is a huge mistake. The importance of a good dinner should not be overlooked. The last meal of the day fuels your muscles during sleep and helps your body recover from stress. Dinner is particularly important for active individuals as well as for athletes and bodybuilders. This meal delivers a steady release of protein at night, which helps prevent muscle loss. Researchers have also found that people who eat dinner are thinner and feel less hungry the next day compared to those who don’t. If you’re concerned about your weight, choose high-protein foods and limit your carbs. A healthy dinner can include lean meat, fish, green leafy vegetables, cottage cheese, and salads.