Thanks. And what Tosca is probably eluding to is the mindless eating that takes place on the living room couch during evening TV time. Otherwise your body doesn't know what time it is in terms of a "shut-off" time from food.
That concept also came based on the above as well as from the standpoint that many people are sedentary all day and continue with that through the evening until bed - but sit and just eat.
The whole idea of 6pm or late afternoon in my world anyway is this: later in the day your body does start to slow down as it prepares for your hours of sleep so do you really need all those carbs and junk foods? No, that is where fat gain comes from, especially with carbs. Carbs are our primary energy source and if you aren't going to be burning them off, do you really need them - no. So she is right in most cases with the don't eat after 6pm, especially if you aren't going to be doing anything. Where you have to be careful with that thinking is when it doesn't mix with your eating plan. As I said earlier, I eat 6 meals per day and my last meal is at 8:30pm but it is a very small meal with just some lean protein and a fat and that is all built into my eating schedule. I am therefore in line with my calories and macros for the day.
I do hope that this helps alittle bit in understanding where that philosophy came from.
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