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Eating after a certain time

eemilyjohnsonneemilyjohnsonn Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
what time/ how many hours before bed should you stop eating

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  • queenliz99queenliz99 Posts: 15,358Member Member Posts: 15,358Member Member
    It doesn't matter, it's all personal preference unless you get acid reflux.
  • MelwillbehealthyMelwillbehealthy Posts: 428Member Member Posts: 428Member Member
    Doesn't matter.
  • EddieP50EddieP50 Posts: 192Member Member Posts: 192Member Member
    I've heard people at work and elsewhere state don't eat before bedtime or you will gain weight. That isn't true. It all boils down to your total calories burned for the day vs. your total calories consumed. As long as you don't go over your calorie goal you are fine. You burn calories even while sleeping or just sitting and resting. Another app lists my daily calorie burn as 2340 for sleep and rest and my Fitbit account lists it at 2457. If you exercise also then the calorie burn will raise.
  • zyxstzyxst Posts: 9,145Member Member Posts: 9,145Member Member
    If you fall asleep while eating, you should probably stop before that.

    Meal timing doesn't matter unless you have a medical condition (GERD, acid reflux, etc.) where eating will cause problems.
  • AMySimmons666AMySimmons666 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Approximately 3 hours before going to bed,this way your body won't still be trying to digest your food while your sleeping. The best rule is to always going to bed a little hungry,not starving but just hungry enough that you know there's practically no food left in your stomach.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,764Member Member Posts: 36,764Member Member
    It doesn't really matter. I eat dinner at 8:30 pretty much every night and go to bed around 10...you're going to bed, not dead...which means you still have a metabolism.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,764Member Member Posts: 36,764Member Member
    Approximately 3 hours before going to bed,this way your body won't still be trying to digest your food while your sleeping. The best rule is to always going to bed a little hungry,not starving but just hungry enough that you know there's practically no food left in your stomach.

    Why?
  • rainbowbowrainbowbow Posts: 7,497Member Member Posts: 7,497Member Member
    zyxst wrote: »
    If you fall asleep while eating, you should probably stop before that.

    Meal timing doesn't matter unless you have a medical condition (GERD, acid reflux, etc.) where eating will cause problems.

    this is the answer.
  • singingfluteladysingingflutelady Posts: 8,629Member Member Posts: 8,629Member Member
    Approximately 3 hours before going to bed,this way your body won't still be trying to digest your food while your sleeping. The best rule is to always going to bed a little hungry,not starving but just hungry enough that you know there's practically no food left in your stomach.

    You do know it takes way more than 3 hours to full digest your food and it doesn't matter if you digest while sleeping because your digestive system is still working.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Posts: 42,519Member, Greeter Member Posts: 42,519Member, Greeter Member
    One SHOULD stop eating once they've met their calorie goal. Eating more after will just be a surplus. As to an actual time, it doesn't matter. Meal timing has no effect on most people. And unless there's an issue with reflux, it's not bad to eat up until you sleep.

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  • JruzerJruzer Posts: 3,310Member Member Posts: 3,310Member Member
    Is there a topic to debate here?
  • Christine_72Christine_72 Posts: 16,074Member Member Posts: 16,074Member Member
    Jruzer wrote: »
    Is there a topic to debate here?

    Does your metabolism slow down when you sleep, make it less efficient at digesting food...
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