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This is where I disagree with some of the experts and night-time eating. I know that they say it makes no difference but I think the results of night-time eating speak for themselves.

People do not tend to eat heatlhy foods at night. They tend to choose chips, ice-cream and cookie type foods. They also tend to eat food at night while on the computer or watching tv, unlike breakfast or lunch when we are more likely to sit at the kitchen table. So they are distracted and eat more when they are preoccupied surfing the net or watching their favorite show. I mean really - who sits down to their comedy of the week with carrot sticks and low fat dressing? :)

When we sleep, our body's main function is to rest and repair. If we load it with food, digestion becomes the main function of the night. This interferes with rest and repair. And it gives the body too much work to do.

There is a saying that says "Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Pauper."

No expert can tell me that I won't gain weight if I eat my calories at night. Even if I don't go over my daily calorie goals, I still weigh less and feel better when I don't eat at night. Not sure why but that is very true for me.

March 16, 2008 - 12:43pm


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