Get the Skinny on Night Time Eating and Your Weight

Does eating at night really cause weight gain??

The real truth:  It does not matter what time of day you eat. It is the amount of calories you consume and the energy you use  during the entire day that determines whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight.  No matter when you eat, your body will store extra calories as fat.  If you’re hungry in the evening,  think about what you have eaten that day.  Most of us have already consumed plenty for the day and this is why eating at night will cause weight gain.

Food for thought:   Avoid snacking in front of the TV at night—it is easier to overeat when you are distracted by the television and not mindful of how much you’re eating.

Finally, if you must have a bed time snack, make a healthy choice.  A few examples are fruit dipped in fat free yogurt, veggies and fat free dip or hummus, or a cup of herbal tea with a splash of fat free milk and honey.

Resource:  http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/myths.htm

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Author: gogirldiet

Registered Dietitian at gogirldiet.com

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