f you return home late hungry and tired, don’t make a full meal, but don’t go to bed hungry – either way you will have a disturbed sleep. Instead, make a soothing drink, such as chamomile or peppermint tea with a little honey, and have one or two plain biscuits.
Midnight snaking, or eating heavy meals late at night, is major cause of weight gain. If you stay up last, four or five hours after dinner, you will feel hungry again, even at night (insomniacs often get an attack of the munchies). Going to bed two or three hours after dinner is ideal, your digestion will then be well underway.