If you are trying to get in shape, you probably eat healthy products, reduce portions and hit the gym regularly. What do you think? Is it enough to get good weight-loss results? Believe us, you can do so much more!

Nighttime can be an awful time for people who are prone to binge eating while watching Netflix in bed, for people who sleep four or five hours a day and for people who prefer working out before sleeping. If you want to slim down, you should start developing healthy nighttime habits.

We would like to draw your attention to these twenty nighttime habits that prevent you from slimming down. It is time to develop new healthy habits that can change your life!

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#1. Scrolling through social media should not be something you do before sleep, as it suppress melatonin production in the brain and can cause trouble sleeping.

#2. Going to bed past midnight can result in negative health consequences and weight gain.

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#3. You should stop drinking green tea before bed, as green tea contains caffeine, which can keep you awake.

#4. Stop having bedtime snacks, as they can be the reason for your extra weight.

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#5. Watching TV before sleep can be the cause of your bad night's sleep. We highly recommend a period of daily meditation which can help you improve sleep and slim down.

#6. It's important to sleep at least seven-eight hours, as studies show that lack of sleep can slow down weight loss.

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#7. You should eat your dinner earlier, as having late dinner can cause weight gain.

#8. It's better to replace an evening run with yoga practice.

#9. If you are prone to binge eating, you should stop watching movies before sleeping. Instead, you can read books, draw something or meditate.

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#10. Don't eat a big dinner, if you are not hungry. We recommend drinking a protein shake for dinner to accelerate fat burning and build muscles.

#11. Working out before bed can disrupt your sleep cycle.

#12. Don't eat chicken for dinner. You should replace it with turkey, as it can help you improve sleep.

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#13. Studies show that regular exposure to mild cold can accelerate fat burning. It's important to let your room cool by turning the heating off before sleep.

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#14. Don't take a shower before bed. It's better to take a bath to feel relaxed and prevent night snacks.

#15. If you want to regulate your digestive tract, you should add mint to your tea.

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#16. Sleeping with the light on affects your sleep hormones and deteriorates the quality of your sleep.

#17. If you want to eat a snack before bed, make sure you eat healthy products. We recommend eating cottage cheese, instead of yogurts.

#18. Studies show that cozy sheets and pillows can help you get ready for bedtime.

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#19. Avoid eating refined carbs and start eating complex carbs. Add healthy carbs to you dinner in order to feel fuller for long.

#20. If you don't track your sleeping habits, you should start to do it. It can help you distract yourself from binge eating and improve your sleep.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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