I think the bigger problem with "eating late" is the "late evening snacking." I don't think it is a problem to have a normal meal on the late side, i mean, depending what your work/life schedule is like, it can be pretty difficult to have a decent dinner on the table by 5 or 6! The after-dinner snacking though is a common trouble spot for people as it is frequently "habitual" eating more than "hunger" eating that can easily get out of control (especially when nibbling on typical snack foods, which are mostly pretty carlorie-packed).
Your body will burn off the calories no matter what time of day you eat.
3/1/13 4:10 P
Thanks ladies, just a curiosity have heard all sorts of things about dieting and eating late - body doesn't burn off the calories.
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9,713 3/1/13 2:01 P
Depends. It's usually dinner, because my husband is a great grillmaster, and I love me some steak. ;) But sometimes I'll have a big lunch, and a light dinner. Just depends for that day! Whatever works for you and your lifestyle is what's best... what matters is the number of calories you've eaten at the end of the day... not how many you've eaten at any particular meal.
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3/1/13 1:54 P
I think the key is to find what works for you. I've found that a small breakfast (250 cal or less), a medium lunch (usually leftovers from dinner with one or two components left out), then a later afternoon snack or 2 totalling anywhere from 120-300 calories, then big late (after 8pm) dinner works best for me, both for my hunger and for my lifestyle.
Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 3/1/2013 (13:55)
3/1/13 12:59 P
I am a bit hungry but not yet to starving where I will over eat. Was just worried about eating and not moving much after dinner. Thanks for the input. Guess as long as the pounds keep dropping I will just do what I am doing!!
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3/1/13 12:56 P
My biggest meal is dinner because that is the meal I have time to actually cook and sit down and enjoy. As long as you arent feeling starving when dinner rolls around, I don't think your body cares so much when you eat but rather what and how much you eat.
3/1/13 12:34 P
I have been doing great at keeping breakfast and lunch around 300-400 calories each. Leaving the bulk of my calories for my dinner. With most of my activity being during the day and right before dinner should I be eating a larger meal for lunch and making dinner 300-400 calories?
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