Try to reduce the amount of alcohol you're consuming and how frequently you're consuming it, Rich says. "If you have one or two glasses a week, that's not going to be the problem," Rich says. "But if you're drinking three or four nights a week, you have to really look at yourself and say, 'I'm putting a lot of alcohol, which is not healthy for me, and a lot of extra calories into my body late night.' And usually what happens is that you start drinking alcohol and you start to overeat. One problem leads to another."
However, having a glass of red wine is actually healthy, Rich says. "A glass of red wine as an antioxidant is good for you," he says.
Avoid Fried Foods
Regardless of whether it's fried in trans fat, olive oil, peanut oil or canola oil, fried foods have a lot of saturated fat, Rich says. "Have it baked, have it grilled or have it broiled," he says.
Avoid Eating Carbohydrates at Night
If you're eating carbohydrates, such as rice, potatoes, bread or cereal, at night, your body won't have enough time to metabolize the calories, Rich says. "It won't be carbohydrates when you wake up in the morning—it'll be fat in your hips and thighs or in your stomach," he says. More smart food choices
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