eating too late ?

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    Nov 30, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    I'm trying to make some changes during the holidays seasons so that i dont go overboard with my wieght,

    i still work out hard (if not harder) because i know its inevitably in a mexican family to eat 100% healthy between the months of oct-dec. so instead of beating myself up over it i hit the gym harder and watch portions,

    i wanted to try not eating passed 7 or 8 but ive been hearing from different nutritionists that eating too late might not be that bad cuz ur body never fully shuts down or something. i was just wondering if it really works and how many hours b4 u go to bed should u have ur last big meal? or is all bunk...

    thanks and happy holidays!

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    Nov 30, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    I eat late sometimes. Usually a light snack, a couple hours before I go to sleep. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a couple hard boiled eggs, or a couple of bananas. But never a full meal. If I'm too full, I won't be able to fall asleep.
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    Nov 30, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    If you can avoid big meals altogether and try to eat smaller amounts more often, you'll be better off.
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    Nov 30, 2009 8:52 PM GMT
    personally I consume my heaviest meals for break fast and luch. There is no such thing as dinner for me I usually have a light mainly protein snack about 2-3 hrs before bedtime. So you can try that method. You can also try drinking alot of water to prevent over eating.
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    Dec 01, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    I eat constantly throughout the day and typically right up until I go to bed. I can't sleep if I am the slightest bit hungry.

    I never have a huge meal right before bed, but I eat a variety of snacks (cottage cheese, protein bar, cheese sticks, a pb&j sandwich).

    I have a super fast metabolism, so I really don't worry about it.
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    Dec 01, 2009 1:18 AM GMT
    Makes no sense to go to bed hungry.

    You should eat small meals often, with your largest meals early in the day.

    Here's something as sure as the sun will rise in The East and you can take it to the bank: if you eat more calories than you consume, you'll get fat, or bigger, and, if you eat fewer calories than you consume just the opposite.

    There's no value added to miserable "diets." You can eat responsibly without being miserable.
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    Dec 01, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidMakes no sense to go to bed hungry.

    You should eat small meals often, with your largest meals early in the day.

    Here's something as sure as the sun will rise in The East and you can take it to the bank: if you eat more calories than you consume, you'll get fat, or bigger, and, if you eat fewer calories than you consume just the opposite.

    There's no value added to miserable "diets." You can eat responsibly without being miserable.


    I agree 100%.
    And, the gym is your best friend.
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    Dec 01, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
    Webster666 said
    chuckystud saidMakes no sense to go to bed hungry.

    You should eat small meals often, with your largest meals early in the day.

    Here's something as sure as the sun will rise in The East and you can take it to the bank: if you eat more calories than you consume, you'll get fat, or bigger, and, if you eat fewer calories than you consume just the opposite.

    There's no value added to miserable "diets." You can eat responsibly without being miserable.


    I agree 100%.
    And, the gym is your best friend.


    right on. i drink warm green tea at least 16ozs througout the day for continued metabolic action. no calories in the evenings, carbs good. for me i do not beat myself up when i slip now and then. i grew up in the 50s, 60s. "eat everything on your plate, someone is starving in the world."
    I don't believe in waste, but i will pitch food when i feel comfortably full.