5 Sneaky Factors (and Meds) That Cause Weight Gain

2- Optimize dinner time: Eating after 6 pm, followed with very little activity, means your dinner food calories will not be burned for energy — so they’ll get stored as energy for later (fat cells). Moreover, what movement activity you do after dinner matters. Take a walk and keep active if at all possible after this meal (especially if this is your largest meal of the day).