If you do as much research and read as many articles as I do, you come across truths…and you come across some fibs!
One major misconception is that eating after 8 pm makes you fat.
That is NOT true!
Calories are calories, and it doesn’t matter when you eat them.
The problem, for most people, is what they choose to eat late at night.
You are more likely to reach for dessert-like items, including chips, ice cream, or cookies. You can think about getting fast food or ordering a pizza…and THAT is a problem!
Your metabolism doesn’t have a clock…but your brain does, and after dinner, you think to eat sweets.
The other problem is quantity!
Eating just a bite of your favorite treat would be alright…but even the best of us will add an extra scoop of ice cream or grab that last piece of pizza.
When is it OK to eat after 8 pm?
If you have determined how many calories you can eat daily, and you are under that number but hungry at 8 pm, have a snack.
Make good choices!
Eat some fresh fruit, munch on a crunchy carrot, or have a small serving of cereal and milk.
It is all about moderation and balance!
Do you have a favorite healthy late night snack? Share it with me on Facebook!
To your health,
PS: If you need help following a meal plan, avoiding late night guilty snacking, and staying motivated, check out my review of the Enjoying Weight Loss audio program here!