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Is is really bad to eat late at night?

By Anonymous August 17, 2011 - 3:32pm
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My daughter eats late at nite between 11p-1a. She eats almost anything from Ramen noodles to dinner snacks. She has gained weight but says it's not from eating. She is a waitress at night so she doesn't get home til 1030p and she walks the whole time at work but that is really all of the exercise she has. last nite after eating around 130p she had really bad chest pains and I told her it was from eating last at night. Can you confirm that it is bad to eat at those hours.

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You are right. Eating that late at night will contribute to weight gain. Though your daughter is on her feet and doing a lot of walking during her shift as a waitress, all that exercise is before she is eating. Now, if she ate during her dinner break, let's say middle of her shift, she would still have several hours to burn off the consumed calories. But, by eating late and salty, high calories foods then going to bed, she is not burning those consumed calories. The bad chest pain which she had last night is most likely acid reflux. If she can change her eating habits, she may find that she can manage her weight and symptoms of acid reflux.


August 17, 2011 - 4:56pm
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