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shadows2424shadows2424 Posts: 179Member Member Posts: 179Member Member
My mom always fusses with me saying that i shouldnt eat after like 7 because it will make me gain weight. What's your view on this and why?
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  • RastaBanana92RastaBanana92 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    Personally I used to think that because of my mom too, but I recently have been working weird shifts where I get off late, eat, and pass out. So far I've still been losing weight, I just make sure the meals are healthy and smallish.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    Check out these:

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10346520/going-to-bed-hungry#latest

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10336858/breakfast-yes-or-no#latest

    Basically, meal timing does not matter. I never get home until 8:30 or after and normally eat dinner between 9 and 10 (ate at 10:30 yesterday) and easily lost weight despite that.

    The main issue with eating late is if you go to bed soon after and that gives you some sort of digestive issue. It doesn't for me or many others, but it does for some.
  • ndj1979ndj1979 Posts: 29,021Member Member Posts: 29,021Member Member
    meal timing makes no difference, what matters is that you are in a consistent calorie deficit.
  • ForecasterJasonForecasterJason Posts: 2,582Member Member Posts: 2,582Member Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    The main issue with eating late is if you go to bed soon after and that gives you some sort of digestive issue. It doesn't for me or many others, but it does for some.
    Yes, if food causes digestive upset before bed then that could impact sleep.
  • areallycoolstoryareallycoolstory Posts: 1,674Member Member Posts: 1,674Member Member
    i agree with all that has been said. it does not impact weight loss if you are eating at a deficit. eating before bed did use to cause digestive issues for me. i would get indigestion in the middle of the night. but now that i have lost a bit of weight that has not been a problem.
  • NumerioNumerio Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
    Eating the RIGHT foods before bed can actually help! Slow-digesting protein like a slice or two of plain skinless chicken, or low carbs like vegetables! If you want to speed up the process, combine them!
  • queenliz99queenliz99 Posts: 15,358Member Member Posts: 15,358Member Member
    Numerio wrote: »
    Eating the RIGHT foods before bed can actually help! Slow-digesting protein like a slice or two of plain skinless chicken, or low carbs like vegetables! If you want to speed up the process, combine them!

    Speed up what process?
  • wobchunkwobchunk Posts: 47Member Member Posts: 47Member Member
    That's my cut off point 7pm and I must say it is working for me, plus I don't like eating to late.
    edited March 2016
  • senecarrsenecarr Posts: 5,377Member Member Posts: 5,377Member Member
    queenliz99 wrote: »
    Numerio wrote: »
    Eating the RIGHT foods before bed can actually help! Slow-digesting protein like a slice or two of plain skinless chicken, or low carbs like vegetables! If you want to speed up the process, combine them!

    Speed up what process?

    The slowing down of protein digestion.
  • zoeysasha37zoeysasha37 Posts: 7,133Member Member Posts: 7,133Member Member
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    meal timing makes no difference, what matters is that you are in a consistent calorie deficit.

    This
  • queenliz99queenliz99 Posts: 15,358Member Member Posts: 15,358Member Member
    senecarr wrote: »
    queenliz99 wrote: »
    Numerio wrote: »
    Eating the RIGHT foods before bed can actually help! Slow-digesting protein like a slice or two of plain skinless chicken, or low carbs like vegetables! If you want to speed up the process, combine them!

    Speed up what process?

    The slowing down of protein digestion.

    Gotcha
  • NumerioNumerio Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
    thorsmom01 wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    meal timing makes no difference, what matters is that you are in a consistent calorie deficit.

    This

    I'm sorry, but you're only half right! A calorie deficit IS important for losing weight, but in order to prevent feelings of resentment and self-loathing, you need to eat the right foods to keep you full, or not craving food.

    I know this is all confusing, so I've created a simple formula:

    Focus on protein for all your meals, start the day with lower carbs, and increase your carbs with each meal.
  • queenliz99queenliz99 Posts: 15,358Member Member Posts: 15,358Member Member
    Numerio wrote: »
    thorsmom01 wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    meal timing makes no difference, what matters is that you are in a consistent calorie deficit.

    This

    I'm sorry, but you're only half right! A calorie deficit IS important for losing weight, but in order to prevent feelings of resentment and self-loathing, you need to eat the right foods to keep you full, or not craving food.

    I know this is all confusing, so I've created a simple formula:

    Focus on protein for all your meals, start the day with lower carbs, and increase your carbs with each meal.

    Why exactly?
  • ndj1979ndj1979 Posts: 29,021Member Member Posts: 29,021Member Member
    Numerio wrote: »
    thorsmom01 wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    meal timing makes no difference, what matters is that you are in a consistent calorie deficit.

    This

    I'm sorry, but you're only half right! A calorie deficit IS important for losing weight, but in order to prevent feelings of resentment and self-loathing, you need to eat the right foods to keep you full, or not craving food.

    I know this is all confusing, so I've created a simple formula:

    Focus on protein for all your meals, start the day with lower carbs, and increase your carbs with each meal.

    i have a simpler formula….Calories In VS Calories Out …

  • senecarrsenecarr Posts: 5,377Member Member Posts: 5,377Member Member
    Numerio wrote: »
    thorsmom01 wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    meal timing makes no difference, what matters is that you are in a consistent calorie deficit.

    This

    I'm sorry, but you're only half right! A calorie deficit IS important for losing weight, but in order to prevent feelings of resentment and self-loathing, you need to eat the right foods to keep you full, or not craving food.

    I know this is all confusing, so I've created a simple formula:

    Focus on protein for all your meals, start the day with lower carbs, and increase your carbs with each meal.
    If you have feelings of resentment and self-loathing around food and diet, I'd say the problem isn't in the calorie deficit or nutrition profile.
  • concordanciaconcordancia Posts: 5,179Member Member Posts: 5,179Member Member
    Did you know that in many European countries a 7pm dinner is considered early?
  • monikkermonikker Posts: 322Member Member Posts: 322Member Member
    Why would you increase carbs with each meal? From what I understand if you're going to consider amount of carbs you'd want to start with most at the start of the day for energy purposes...and decrease as the day goes on. I'm eating low carb so either way I'm not eating many carbs.
  • NumerioNumerio Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
    It really depends
    queenliz99 wrote: »
    Numerio wrote: »
    thorsmom01 wrote: »
    ndj1979 wrote: »
    meal timing makes no difference, what matters is that you are in a consistent calorie deficit.

    This

    I'm sorry, but you're only half right! A calorie deficit IS important for losing weight, but in order to prevent feelings of resentment and self-loathing, you need to eat the right foods to keep you full, or not craving food.

    I know this is all confusing, so I've created a simple formula:

    Focus on protein for all your meals, start the day with lower carbs, and increase your carbs with each meal.

    Why exactly?

    Protein keeps you fuller longer, and crushes cravings! If you start the day with high amounts of carbs, you send your blood sugar spiking, increase cortisol levels AKA your stress hormone, which sends signals to the brain that it's time to store fat (primal survival instinct)!

    Higher amounts of carbs later in the day, however, increases the production of melatonin, which helps our bodies sleep better!

    Admittedly, I'm still ironing out the little details, but I've followed this formula daily since last February, and have lost more than 60 pounds, and now my body feels the best it ever has!
  • queenliz99queenliz99 Posts: 15,358Member Member Posts: 15,358Member Member
    Maybe for you but not for everyone. I eat carbs at every meal and eat after 7pm and now am in maintenance. Meal timing is a irrelevant and macros are a personal choice.
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