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SIMONEKP
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7/27/13 12:35 P

The time is not important, the amount eaten per day is more important. I tend to eat more at my evening meal because that's when I sit down with my family and it's the meal that tends to be heavier because I am catering to the nutrition needs of my entire family, not just me. I haven't seen any negative impact.



DRAGONCHILDE
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7/27/13 11:47 A

Indigestion won't make you gain weight. It's uncomfortable, but it's not a weight-gaining issue.

If you'll notice, the "time" you're not supposed to eat after is always different. Some say 6, some say 8, others say midnight.

The point is eating late is often linked to binging (the late night munchies we're all so familiar with) and that leads to overeating... not that our body somehow metabolizes food different based on the clock.

You don't turn everything to fat after a certain time. That is, thankfully, a myth!

What matters at the end of the day is your calorie differential... your ratio of overall calories burned to calories eaten. If you're otherwise at a calorie deficit, you're not going to gain weight just because you ate dinner at 7. :)



KCLARK89
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7/27/13 11:01 A

I plan my days/meals around work and when my bf gets home at 11:30/midnight. He always has something to eat then, and we're up for awhile too, so if I don't plan a snack I'm hungry anyways! It doesn't matter WHEN but it matters WHAT you eat!



SUNSHINE6442
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7/27/13 9:11 A

A calorie is a calorie no matter what time you eat. I agree with JENNILACEY...and snacking is actually good for a person...snacking on the right foods will keep blood sugar balanced.

Always eat a carb and a protein 2 hours before bedtime to balance your blood sugar...not only will it help you feel less hungry in the morning it may even help you sleep more soundly.



JENNILACEY
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7/27/13 9:01 A

No. Your body doesn't know what time it is. The reason the whole don't eat after 6pm thing started is because people tend to mindlessly snack in front of the TV around that time and wind up over eating.

I eat dinner every night at 8pm and have a "healthy" dessert (usually a yogurt parfait) at 10pm. In fact, I consume 1/3 of my calories after 6pm. I lost 58 lbs in 7-8 months.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 7/27/2013 (09:01)


JUMAWEMA1
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7/27/13 8:49 A

Hello everyone, I have a question.
Does eating most of my calories at dinner hurting my weight loss goal? I have heard it's the total number of calories eaten in a day that matters and not when eaten. I have also heard eat before 6pm to avoid weight gain because of indigestion.
Thanks for your feedback



 
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