Dr. Wolfe explains why a woman should refrain from eating late at night.
Women night eat sometimes and they are unaware of it. If a woman is completely unaware of her night eating, it’s a parasomnia and she should absolutely speak to her doctor about it.
Some women are aware of their night eating, and there are things women can do to help stop consuming so many calories late at night. It’s important to have a good breakfast. If you delay eating until later in the day, it will force you to eat more calories late at night. If you do that, you are more likely to gain weight, as well, getting bright sunlight first thing in the morning, avoiding bright sunlight in the evening, and allowing yourself to get the majority of your calories early in the day.
In Europe, a woman will typically have lunch as her biggest meal. As Americans, we tend to have our biggest meals in the evening, skip breakfast, skip lunch, and ultimately this can lead to weight gain.
About Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D., earned her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency and her fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wolfe is board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine.
Visit Dr. Wolfe at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation