Eating after 7pm

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  • Eveys89
    Eveys89 Posts: 15
    I think its fine as long as you wait at least 2 hours before going to bed :)
  • PikaKnight
    PikaKnight Posts: 34,971 Member
    when you eat if you dont have time to burn what you ate, it turns to fat. The "myth " is not a myth. Eating before bed leaves food with no acticivity to burn it for energy werareas eating during the day or early evenoing, we do things, like walking, doing the dishes requires more energy than sleeping. This is the biggest myth myth on MFP that is wrong it does matter! Also, our bodies use light to give off hormones such as melatonin ect at certain times, eating during the night or not sleeping at night throw all of these out or whack.

    Ummm...no.

    You are still burning fuel when sleeping. If you did not, it would mean you were dead.

    Plus you need to look at net fat oxidation for the whole day, not just a small part of the day.

    But...but....

    What if I wants to be a zombie?

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  • violettatx
    violettatx Posts: 230 Member
    Meh. I go to the gym after work and most nights I eat the majority of my calories after 9 PM. It hasn't stopped me from losing at a steady and healthy rate at all. I think that bit of broscience has been debunked along with the 6 meals a day dogma. But, you know, eat whenever you want!
  • taso42
    taso42 Posts: 8,980 Member
    I think its fine as long as you wait at least 2 hours before going to bed :)

    ain't nobody got time for that
  • Your metabolism & digestion slow down when your sleeping, but the "don't eat after 8:00" rule is pretty arbitrary. Personally, I tend to avoid it because going to bed with a full stomach tends to lead to a restless night., but I haven't noticed it having much to do with weight loss.
  • nikilis
    nikilis Posts: 2,305 Member
    when you eat if you dont have time to burn what you ate, it turns to fat. The "myth " is not a myth. Eating before bed leaves food with no acticivity to burn it for energy werareas eating during the day or early evenoing, we do things, like walking, doing the dishes requires more energy than sleeping. This is the biggest myth myth on MFP that is wrong it does matter! Also, our bodies use light to give off hormones such as melatonin ect at certain times, eating during the night or not sleeping at night throw all of these out or whack.

    thats all kindsa bro science, thats so much bro science theres no science.

    thats all kindsa bro!
  • Eandretta96
    Eandretta96 Posts: 119
    it depends on if you want to go into starvation mode or not ...

    eating after 7pm will cause starvation mode = very bad...

    Oh and the intestine shut down at 9pm....so don't drink water either....
    I can't tell if you are being serious.
  • PikaKnight
    PikaKnight Posts: 34,971 Member
    I ate after 7 p.m. one night... and this is what happened to me.

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    This so just became a gremlins thread!

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  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,139 Member
    when you eat if you dont have time to burn what you ate, it turns to fat. The "myth " is not a myth. Eating before bed leaves food with no acticivity to burn it for energy werareas eating during the day or early evenoing, we do things, like walking, doing the dishes requires more energy than sleeping. This is the biggest myth myth on MFP that is wrong it does matter! Also, our bodies use light to give off hormones such as melatonin ect at certain times, eating during the night or not sleeping at night throw all of these out or whack.

    Ummmm what?

    what do you think happens when you sleep? Does your heart, breathing, other bodily functions magically cease operating? Guess what, those things require energy, which means your body is burning fat stores or whatever else is handy for energy...

    wowzers....

    This is now the most inaccurate post I have read on MFP...congrats!
  • linsey0689
    linsey0689 Posts: 753 Member
    I try not to eat after 10pm just because I think eating a late meal it is harder to get to sleep. I would wait to see how your co-worker does before u change anything
  • MySlimGoals
    MySlimGoals Posts: 750 Member
    I eat from the moment I get up till bed time and I lose just fine. If it fits my calories for the day I will eat it. Your body is always burning something. I hate to go to bed feeling hungry as well, and I'm sure my metabolism would slow down if I did that all the time.
  • mustgetmuscles1
    mustgetmuscles1 Posts: 3,346 Member
    Just dont get crumbs in the bed.
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,139 Member
    it depends on if you want to go into starvation mode or not ...

    eating after 7pm will cause starvation mode = very bad...

    Oh and the intestine shut down at 9pm....so don't drink water either....
    I can't tell if you are being serious.

    thats for me to know and for you to determine my friend!
  • nikilis
    nikilis Posts: 2,305 Member
    the main feature is about to begin...

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  • nikilis
    nikilis Posts: 2,305 Member
    it depends on if you want to go into starvation mode or not ...

    eating after 7pm will cause starvation mode = very bad...

    Oh and the intestine shut down at 9pm....so don't drink water either....
    I can't tell if you are being serious.

    thats for me to know and for you to determine my friend!

    pfff hes not serious.....

    or is he?

    :D
  • Meemilla
    Meemilla Posts: 46
    My doctor said no eating after 8pm. I usually have a protein pudding or shake between 7 and 7:30pm
  • Hufanae
    Hufanae Posts: 41 Member
    I usually eat about 11:45 pm to about 12:30 am. Sometimes I either log day before or day after. I don't think it matters.
  • PikaKnight
    PikaKnight Posts: 34,971 Member
    the main feature is about to begin...

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  • Eandretta96
    Eandretta96 Posts: 119
    it depends on if you want to go into starvation mode or not ...

    eating after 7pm will cause starvation mode = very bad...

    Oh and the intestine shut down at 9pm....so don't drink water either....
    I can't tell if you are being serious.

    thats for me to know and for you to determine my friend!
    I already knew the answer. I wasn't sure if you were trolling or being sarcastic.
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,139 Member
    it depends on if you want to go into starvation mode or not ...

    eating after 7pm will cause starvation mode = very bad...

    Oh and the intestine shut down at 9pm....so don't drink water either....
    I can't tell if you are being serious.

    thats for me to know and for you to determine my friend!

    pfff hes not serious.....

    or is he?

    :D

    If you know me then you know the answer to this ...:)