Ensure between dinner and breakfast you have a complete 12 hours of fasting.
The first 6-8 hours after eating dinner your body is focused on digestion, however the last 4 hours are dedicated to detox and are also the most effective fat burning time (i.e. stored fat in our thighs, bums and tums).
If we have any food before bedtime, or have our evening meal too late, the leptin tells the brain that no energy is required, and no fat burning will occur in the latter part of the night.
So that little snack, however healthy it may have been, puts paid to any fat-burning and detox that evening.
(Clean by Alejandro Junger; The Leptin Diet Byron Richards)