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3/1/2009 7:09:37 PM
People who suffer heartburn definitely should not eat 3hrs before bedtime. Acid Reflux and Hearburn are real medical conditions that cause people to suffer. I am one of them and know better than to eat before I go to bed. Some people can get away with it but others cannot.
Everybody has a different "hunger weakness" time of day, regardless of what or what has not been eaten prior. Evenings after work are definitely when I'm at my hungriest. I manipulate my WW points so that I have plenty to eat at night. I am fortunate enough that I do not have a reflux or tummy problem with this. I spent time & calories trying to start my day with a real breakfast. It never worked. It's not my "time of day" for a real meal. I got tired of trying to force it on myself & have been happier since.
Eating before bed is something that my gastroenteroligist advised strongly against. Not for weight loss purposes, but because having food in your stomach when you're horizontal for hours can contribute to acid reflux and may exacerbate ulcers or stomach inflammation that you already may have.
I don't know about this concept being called a "myth" because eating within two or three hours of hitting the hay just isn't healthy.
8/27/2008 5:37:25 PM
I agree with the eating after dinner myth. I am on Weight Watchers and I eat a bedtime snack every night and still lose weight but I try to stay within my points. I think as long as it is healthy it is good and eating small frequent meals is better for your metabolism.
6/21/2008 3:41:58 PM
Too bad Spark is contributing to the old don't eat before bedtime myth.
I agree with this article. I really used to have a problem eating breakfast and I really be hungry throughout the day and end up eating the high calorie foods. I change from taking a step by eating something light and I am getting use to eating in the morning. I am 34 once I turned 12 I stop eating breakfast so all these years of not having a heathly breakfast have been the cause of a slow metabolism. I just start eating breakfast this year.
3/1/2008 12:40:55 PM
Great tips. You also need motivation, which is what articles like this give you.
2/25/2008 4:34:52 AM
This is like I suggest to people when I tutor for the expert patient programme - we call them action plans - something you could do in a week to begin to moderate a behavior. Like not eating biscuits on 4 mornings in a week. It's a great idea and adapts brilliantly every time you feel overwhelmed by the enormity of any task. Wazz
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