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Tired of spending a ton on takeout?

Do you ever find yourself ordering a pizza for you and your roommate, but when your roommate passes out before the pizza comes, you end up eating the whole thing yourself?

Yep, we’ve all been there.

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CC is here to give you some tips on how to avoid overeating and how to keep your cash in your wallet after a late night of partying!

Buy Before You Go Out

Don’t be afraid of the grocery store my friend.

It’s this place where they sell fresh food like fruits and vegetables, juice and milk, but they also sell frozen foods like the stuff you order from the bar, except it’s about half the price.

Pick up items that are great in number.

This way, it will seem like you are eating more, when in reality you are having less.

Popcorn

This is a great snack for late night because it is low in calories and there are so many (pops?) it seems like you are having a feast when in reality you are eating salty air.

Bagel Bites, Hot Pockets, Choose Your Poison

Bagel Bites pizza snacks

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These are another great snack because, again, they are small (or individually sized).

You’ll have less of a chance of over stuffing yourself and feeling guilty the next day if you stick to items that force you to limit your intake.

Deli Meats

Pick up your favorites at the store like turkey or chicken and make a sandwich or eat them right out of the bag.

PB & Bananas

Peanut butter and banana sandwich

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To me, this is the best snack after a night out because it is full of protein, potassium and carbs so I know it will keep me from feeling terrible the next day.

Instead of jelly, opt for just the peanut butter and half a banana sliced on top of the bread. The banana will help to restore potassium to your body since you just lost most of your supply while out partying.

Make Before You Go Out

One of the best ways to avoid buying take out and making a drunken mess in your kitchen at 3am, is to make the food before you head out so you not only will you have something to look forward to on your way home, but you won’t have to deal with making any food late at night!

Easy Salads

Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Easy-to-make salads, like tuna, chicken, or egg salads are great for late night if you make them ahead of time and save them for later.

You can eat them out of the container or as a sandwich for a filling late-night snack!

Tuna is easy; it’s called opening a can and adding mayo.

Not a fan of fish?

Try grilling some chicken, cutting it up, adding some celery, mayo and there you go. For egg salad, hard boil the eggs, peel off the shells, dice them up, add some mayo and diced green pepper and viola! Your salad is ready for eating.

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