Myths and Facts To Successful Weight Loss:Eating After 8:00 p.m. Causes Weight Gain

Meal Times Myth 1C: Eating After 8:00 p.m. Causes Weight Gain 

Myth = It does not matter what time of day you eat.  It is what and how much you eat and how much physical activity you do during the whole day that determines whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight.  No matter when you eat, your body will store extra calories as fat.

In addition, going to bed hungry can prevent you from having a sound sleep.  Eating a small and light snack such as half an apple and a tablespoon of peanut or almond butter can actually contribute to a more restful night’s sleep leading to better recovery for the next day.

My Personal Non-Scientific Common Sense Weight Loss Success Tip:  When snacking late at night, just be mindful of how much you have eaten that day and how active you have been and take that into account as you decide what to have.  

Action Step to Successful Weight Loss: Create a list of 2 to 3 late night healthy snack options to choose from that include a protein, carbohydrate and fat; they should be in 150 calorie range or less.

Do not include alcohol on your snack list.  It prevents you from having a good night’s rest and your body from using fat as an energy source.

And as always, I look forward to your feedback and words of wisdom.

Wednesday’s Myths/Facts Meal TimesChronic dehydration and general lack of water can slow down metabolism. 

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