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Health Trends Not Worth Keeping in 2017

Health Trends Not Worth Keeping in 2017

One trend worth ditching in 2017 is ‘no snacking after dinner’. Snacking in the evening a couple of hours after dinner isn’t necessarily the big diet-buster it’s cracked up to be. It can actually be good for you if it’s healthy and light, said Dr. Michelle Terry, a clinical professor at the University of Washington and an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Eating after 8 p.m. will not necessarily make you gain weight, unless you are eating low-nutrient foods in large quantities,” said Terry.

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