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NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (59,171)
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9/20/13 12:37 P

I definitely don't stop eating three hours before bed. I make an evening snack (generally an hour or so before I go to bed) part of my plan for the day.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,660
9/20/13 11:42 A

I agree with the previous poster. Your body doesn't know what time it is, so there's no reason you have to stop eating 3 hours before bed. Budget for a late night snack in your calorie allowance for the day if that works best for you. It won't have a negative effect on your weight loss progress.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen


JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (77,017)
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9/20/13 11:25 A

Who says you have to stop eating and drinking 3 hours before bed??

I am the same way, if I don't eat right before bed I can't get a proper night's sleep and wake hungry. I eat the majority of my calories in the evening and have my last meal at 10pm before I turn in. However, *what* you eat before bed could also play a part in why you wake hungry. What do you usually eat for dinner? If you could make your nutrition tracker public I could be of more help.

JESMICH SparkPoints: (12,948)
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9/20/13 11:13 A

How can you stop eating and drinking 3 hrs. before bed and get 7-9 hrs. of sleep? That makes it 11 hours between meals when any other time it's 3-4 hrs between meals. I wake up in the night hungry after 4-5 hrs. stomach grumbling. The sleep companion website which I heard on spark radio recommends this but I always wake up after 4-5 hours hungry and then can't get back to sleep. What is more important sleep or food? Thanks!

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