Late night eating equal to weight gain?

Late night eating equal to weight gain?

late night eating
late night eating

A good number of my clients end up eating a late dinner. Of course, it is something to worry about. This shows that they are working late and are stressed, where nutrition and health takes a back seat.

Eating late can result in weight gain. But this mainly depends on how much you calories you consume. If you are eating late, the tendency to consume higher amount of calories is increased as you are too tired to think healthy. Your metabolism too slows down at night, hence you are burning lesser calories.It also mainly depends on how much you eat, in a given day. So actually your body does not know whether it is 10pm or 11pm.

Even if you eat a very early dinner, but consume higher calories, you will still gain weight. Your digestion can get disturbed if you are eating close to bed time. It is advised to eat two hours before going to bed. Now this does not mean you eat at 11pm if you sleep at 1 am.

The best time to eat dinner is between 7-9 pm. But now if you have to eat late, split the calories of the meal into two where you can have a small snack in the evening and a light dinner. Of course pre-planning is important. If you do feel hungry, fruits or a glass of milk will suffice.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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