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The best (and the worst) foods to have after sex

Last updated on: January 24, 2014 17:38 IST

Hunger pangs hitting you after that midnight romp? Before you reach out for that leftover pizza, read this!

Surely you knew sex helps you burn calories.

And if that's pretty much the only exercise you're getting through the day, it's probably not a bad idea to make the most of it!

According to some estimates having sex can burn close to 150 calories every 30 minutes.

Now if you're one of those who immediately falls off to bed, this article is not for you.

For the rest of us who must let the adrenalin rush die out and suffer hunger pangs, watch out because that post-coital midnight snack will most certainly come back to bite you.

Nutritionists Malavika Athavale and Namita Jain weigh in 15 snack options.

Smoothies

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Smoothies

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

Egg and toast

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Egg and toast

Egg and toast

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

Leftover pizza

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Leftover pizza

Leftover pizza

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

Black coffee or tea

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Black coffee

Black coffee or tea

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

 

Vegetable sandwich

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Vegetable sandwich

Vegetable sandwich

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

Warm milk

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Warm milk with toast

Warm milk

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

Popcorn

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Popcorn

Popcorn

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

Chips

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Chips

Chips

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

Alcohol

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Alcohol

Alcohol

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

Leftover from that day-old takeaway

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Leftovers

Leftover from that day-old takeaway

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Namita Jain:

Chocolates

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Chocolates

Chocolates

Malavika Athavale:

Namita Jain:

 

Cheese

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Cheese

Cheese

Malavika Athavale:

Ice cream

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Ice cream

Ice cream

Malavika Athavale

Namita Jain:

Buttermilk

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Buttermilk

Buttermilk

Malavika Athavale:

Breakfast cereals

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Breakfast cereals

Breakfast cereals

Namita Jain: