When Should I Stop Eating At Night?

When Should I Stop Eating At Night?

Nov 3, 2012

How many times have you looked in front of the fridge in the middle of the night, and have NO IDEA what you even want?! Oh I’ve been there.

It’s been a question I asked myself a lot over the years, “When should I stop eating at night?”. We all get those late night cravings just before bed time, and that’s totally normal. The average person eats dinner at around 6:00PM – 7:00PM, and heads to bed at 10:00PM – 11:00PM… with 3 hours being just the right time for your next “meal time” to roll around. So what can you do?

First off, if you’re not already spacing your meals/snacks out every 2-3 hours, try and get started on that. This will prevent your body from going into “starvation mode” and feeding off of your hard earned muscle, but that’s another post! I bring this up because the best way to help yourself is to start with the most basic problem first, is there too much time between dinner and bedtime? 4 hours is definitely pushing it, and you may want to either space out your meals a bit better, or even throw another small snack in (handful of peanuts in my case!).

When Should I Stop Eating At Night?

If everything else looks good according to your schedule, yet you still have those cravings, there is a solution! Water. It may come as a surprise… “how the heck is that going to fill up this BELLY!”. However, I encourage you to try it next time the hunger games start, and it’s even a good idea to have some if your just hungry at any other part of the day. Water will give you a full feeling, take your mind off of the sweets, and simply keep you hydrated… there’s a reason they say to drink eight 8oz glasses a day. And I don’t wanna hear any “but then I’ll wake up in the middle of the night to pee pee!”. NO EXCUSES! It beats the heck out of whatever you eat before bed turning into fat over night. And let’s be honest, waking up at 2:00AM to tinkle is much better than waking up 20-30 minutes before the alarm goes off and staring it down in anger.

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