It's dinner time and you're craving comfort food after a long, stressful day. If your mind is on stew or a good, old-fashioned plate of meat and potatoes, you should satisfy that protein craving. But not all meats are created equal and certain types of meat at dinner can actually slow down your metabolism and prevent you from losing weight, says Rene Ficek, a registered dietitian nutritionist and Lead Nutrition Expert at Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.
A healthy dinner that can speed up your metabolism before bed includes a balanced plate of lean protein, complex carbs, and fiber-rich vegetables. Choose meats that are fed the foods that are most natural for them and you will reap the benefits of that nutrition.