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9/4/12 9:30 A

I play that game most nights. I usually try to go for some healthy to fill in the "holes" in my plan. The other night I was so good on fat that day I got to have a second help of my favorite desert blueberry buckel. I have easy stuff around that is healthy to fill out the holes.

WATERDIAMONDS Posts: 14,777
9/4/12 8:50 A

The answers you've received are spot on, so I'll just add that I had a VERY hard time letting go this old myth, but once I did, I found eating after X time did NOT cause weight gain or water retention or anything else, as long as I ate healthy food.

Best of success to you!

MISSRUTH Posts: 3,669
9/4/12 8:06 A

Your digestive system has absolutely no idea what time it is-- it processes all the food you eat (no matter what time it is) the same.

If snacking after 8 pm triggered a binge or something, it would be a good idea not to do it. Or if eating so close to bedtime gave you indigestion, so you had trouble sleeping, it would be a bad idea. But if you can plan out a healthy snack to "use up" calories you need, and nutritional requirements you're low on for that day-- go for it!

OMENDER Posts: 216
9/4/12 7:59 A

Why wouldn't you be able to eat after 8 pm? If it is in your calorie allotment, go for it.

RAINBOWBRIGHTER SparkPoints: (1,703)
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9/4/12 7:43 A

I am not sure who plays this game with me, after dinner and cleanup, prep time for kids I log the rest of my daily nutrition and spin the wheel of what am I low on today. I plan my evening snack based on my daily report planning to incorporate an evening snack based on the results, carbs,protein love those fat days. Even though I have enough calories and am low in a food group, should I be eating my snack after 8pm?

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