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MNOT2THICK Posts: 10,773
11/14/11 9:08 P

Usually after a late work-out.

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11/14/11 8:30 P

So I was studying this very subject this weekend. I also have been told by a trainer, who was mr. universe back in the day, that you should eat right before bed to keep your metabolism working while you sleep. A good trick is 2 teasp. of honey it digests working with the liver. Keeping your insulin levels even keeled. If interested its called the Hibernation Diet.

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SKINNYMISSKASEY SparkPoints: (113,756)
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11/14/11 8:13 P

Always, metabolizes all the same.

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11/14/11 8:01 P

The only time I eat after 7 pm is when I'm at work, because I work 12 hour nights Other than that I don't, because I don't like the heavy feeling on my stomach the next morning. I like to workout on an empty stomach. You just have to find that balance that works for you.

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MONKEYJO3 Posts: 961
11/14/11 7:03 P

I eat after 7pm on a regular basis because of my schedule. I think it's more important what and how much I eat then when I eat, for me anyway.

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11/14/11 6:54 P



Not usually. If I've had a long hard day & couldn't eat, then I would

IOWEIT2ME Posts: 1,131
11/14/11 6:30 P

Sometimes

CATHEITE Posts: 4,837
11/14/11 6:26 P

Yes, I typically eat dinner around 8 - 8:30.

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11/14/11 5:33 P

I eat after 7pm all the time -- I'm usually not even home from work before 8.

Even when I have had dinner by 7, I don't worry too much about what time it is, as long as what I'm eating fits into my plan. Since I'm sometimes a little hungry at night, I often leave a bit of "room" at the top of my range, in case the hunger really starts gnawing at me. That said, I generally try to see if a cup of tea is enough to satisfy that feeling -- but if it's not, I'll generally have a small something.

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SLLEE1961 Posts: 2,277
11/14/11 5:24 P

no,before

BDAD038 Posts: 163
11/14/11 4:04 P

yes, whatever i want...i have longs days and i need to spread my calories throughout the day. I try not to eat too many calories at one sitting.

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DIVEGODDESS Posts: 578,968
11/12/11 3:06 A

In many culturs people don't have dinner until about 10 pm. I even eat at midnight. It doesn't make a difference to me.


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11/12/11 12:54 A

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11/12/11 12:49 A

yes

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11/11/11 9:14 P

We eat dinner at 7:15 most nights...it makes it easier not to snack later on.

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UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
11/11/11 9:14 P

Sure

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11/11/11 8:51 P

All the time. I usually don't get home from work until after 7pm. Supper is normally around or 9pm. Sometimes 10 if I had to work late. Just the way it is.

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11/11/11 6:50 P

YOUR BODY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS CAL. ARE BURNED OFF THE SAME 24/7 SO YES I EAT ANY TIME I WANT

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1THAYES Posts: 20
11/11/11 5:12 P

I prefer to eat prior to 7 p.m. so that my system has had an opportunity to digest it prior to going to bed. Every time I eat late I feel sluggish in the morning.

LACEBOT Posts: 734
11/11/11 4:52 P

yes

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11/11/11 4:50 P

If it does not interfere with your sleeping, and you stay within your calorie range, there is nothing wrong with eating (healthy, of course) late.

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11/11/11 4:45 P

I do it makes no difference says this site

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DHUNTER49 Posts: 3,545
11/11/11 4:29 P

often, i usually teach fitness classes from 6:30-7:30 each night so i need to eat afterwards to replace my lost energy stores

CAJODE11 SparkPoints: (7,016)
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11/11/11 4:16 P

I would be in trouble if had to stop eating after 7pm! I am lucky to eat by 9 some nights!!

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11/11/11 4:16 P

'Have to, work nights!

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11/11/11 4:12 P

All the time

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11/11/11 1:55 P

We often eat at 7:30 or 8 pm. As I understand SP, it doesn't really matter what time you eat as long as it doesn't upset your digestion. Food is metabolized the same whether you eat at 6 pm or 10 pm.

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11/11/11 1:45 P

Prefer to eat at 7pm sharp, but sometimes 8:30pm...

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REBECANOLA Posts: 3,285
11/11/11 1:42 P

I eat after 7 every day. I go to the gym after work and don't leave there until around 7pm. It doesn't cause any sort of problem for me, plus when I eat dinner later I don't have any issue with mindless eating or late night snacking.

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TENNISJIM Posts: 11,084
11/11/11 7:10 A

Yes, I eat after 7 PM occasionally because of our schedules.

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11/11/11 7:08 A

I do have a snack before bed like pretzels...otherwise I lay there hungry and unable to sleep.

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11/11/11 7:02 A

I try to have a light snack. Yogurt, almonds or fruit. But not too close to bed time, it might upset my tummy. emoticon

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11/11/11 6:49 A

i agree why not body metabolizes the same no matter what time of day it is

NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
11/11/11 6:47 A

Why not

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (224,379)
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11/11/11 6:36 A

I always eat a small snack after 7pm.

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11/11/11 1:19 A

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11/11/11 1:12 A

I have to eat balanced meals evenly distributed throughout the day for my blood sugar and for my hunger level. So it really depends if I ate to many calories early on, but even if I did I would still potentially need to eat something lite atleast for dinner time a salad with a little protein on it, yogurt and fruit, raisin bran cereal with low fat milk nothing heavy. Nothing wrong with eating after 7PM as long as your going to stay up a couple of hours before bed as to not cause sleep disturbances or indigestion issues.

And if you feel you ate to many calories just start anew tomorrow with exercise and working on balancing your meals throughout the day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, snack is how I try to get my food in and distribute it evenly as possible calorie wise.

But if your not truly hungry I would just get some exercise tonight drink a little water and go to bed. I know this is long winded but I help this helps. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: HUNGRYCURVYGIRL at: 11/11/2011 (01:13)
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11/11/11 12:28 A

Depends on the person and the situation.

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SUZYQSBREAD Posts: 189
11/11/11 12:11 A

Yup, every single day...i work 3rd shift, lol! But seriously, yes, i eat RIGHT BEFORE i go to bed every single morning...i find it makes no difference either way if i eat before bed or if a eat hours before bed...doesnt make a difference in the scale...

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MB1358 Posts: 22
11/10/11 11:28 P

I try not to eat past 6. I just don't feel well and I feel full in the mornings. I like to feel hungry when I wake up. I just enjoy breakfast better. Otherwise, when i eat later I am so full when I wake up I don't want to eat breakfast..


HOWDOIHEARTTHEE Posts: 9,372
11/10/11 8:23 P

yes

MOONCHILD17 Posts: 3,058
11/10/11 8:23 P

Even if you eat after 7 p.m., the food metabolizes the same as if you ate earlier. Eat when you feel hungry!

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11/10/11 8:20 P

I try not to, but some nights are too tempting...maybe just one Hershey's kiss?

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
11/10/11 8:01 P

Many times = what does it matter?

MARIABELLA Posts: 2,388
11/10/11 7:53 P

Depends on what your schedule is, what you have eaten so far and what you plan on eating. I personally try to finish eating before 7pm because if I am going to bed around 9 and eat too much before hand I get crazy dreams.

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11/10/11 7:31 P

I don't have a rule about it but I am done eating for today and finished before 7pm:)

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KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
11/10/11 7:22 P

eat 6 to 7 small portioned meals thru the day and be finished by 7 pm.

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NSTARSMITH Posts: 3,650
11/10/11 7:21 P

Well, I'm no expert, but it really depends on your schedule. Things don't always go as planned either. It is said that you shouldn't eat much within 2 hours of bed, probably a more practical rule. But setting a deadline after which you don't eat (unless the schedule has changed) is one way to stop yourself from grazing through the evening! The size of meals ought to even out if you are following the general nutrition guidelines to three smallish meals and a snack or two. They suggest you don't load too many calories into one meal, but spread them out over three and snacks. Those are my thoughts! Good luck. I would guess you'll get some good advice from other posts as well.

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11/10/11 6:59 P

Wondering if it is ever a good idea to eat dinner after 7pm or eating after 7pm after a Huge lunch?

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