What's the latest time of day you should eat?

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Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 15:12
True to an extent. If you are in core fitness you need a lot of food to survive, it does matter if you are sitting all day or doing nothing. Eating a small meal before major rest periods is a great idea to stay slim and lean. :). Happy holidays.:)
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 15:31
Thats BS. You burn calories even in sleep so it simply isn't true. ALL bodily functions continue whether you sleep or not. You still breath, heart beats, digestion continues, brain function, you move around in your sleep, etc. This link has some info on how many calories are burned in sleep. Lots of people HAVE to eat before they go to bed; people who take medication that can bother empty stomachs, diabetics are required to have a bedtime snack. Babies ALWAYS eat before going to sleep; they sleep better.
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 15:26
Although there are eating timings for prior to exercise sessions, to avoid eating for a couple of hours before in order to burn fat, and to eat digestible carbs about 40 minutes before for an extended session of higher blood sugar, and also to have a breakfast to kick-start the morning metabolism, when you eat food in a day otherwise does not have an effect. It all adds up. It is best to avoid a meal within about an hour or two before bedtime because the increase of blood sugar may keep you awake, but that has little to do with weight. Your body does burn calories overnight, and also loses some water so generally your lightest weight of the day would be in the morning after you wake up and before breakfast.
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 15:34
well, my mom said it is better to eat at least an hour before you go to sleep because if you eat something right before you go to sleep your body will not be able to process the food fast enough to go to sleep.
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 02:54
Fruit takes about a half hour to digest on an empty stomach. Properly combined food takes about 4 hours (not combining animal protein and high starches). People normally sleep better when they are not still digesting food. The worst foods to eat before bedtime is high sugar foods, especially with processed white sugar and/or flour. Food that goes to excess weight is primarily related to eating more than the energy you expend. It doesn't matter so much when you eat it. Cross country runners typically load up on carbs for dinner the night before a meet. Health basics: drink the right amount of water--use an online calculator, usually take a multi-vitamin, combine your food properly, eat 80% alkaline foods, exercise properly, avoid poisons (research fructose & aspartame, pesticides, gmos), look at getting the B12, electrolytes and organic sulfur you need, research the best and worst foods. Increase health and cut costs by eliminating junk, all store drinks, grains cooked with legumes are high in all essential amino acids, and soups for breakfast, and invest in organic veggies as much as possible. Electrolytes is one of the main keys, having the right balanced amounts.
Answer #6 | 22/12 2013 16:34
Muscles are the primary energy-burners in the body, and they along with the rest of your system operate 24-7. Fit muscles that are exercised regularly are calorie burning machines, and what keep metabolism high. I usually eat a fairly nutrient-dense and balanced mini-meal about 1.5 hours before bed, to supply my body with micro-nutrients/antioxidants to use during the night, during our longest period of nutrient deprivation - since diseases/illnesses can begin to take root in the absence of bodily resources to prevent it. Most people don't realize that you need to constantly replenish various antioxidants in your system every 4-6 hours or so to get maximum health, anti-aging, and disease-prevention benefits 24-7. It seems to work, since I haven't been sick really my entire adult life (almost 50 years old now), and still have perfect health. Also, your body will burn/cannibalize some healthy lean muscle tissue at night if it isn't properly fed before extended 8 hour or so sleep periods - and lean muscle tissue is the last thing that you want to lose.
Answer #7 | 23/12 2013 23:05
That depends on your digestive system. I find it best to stop eating well before lying down. This is regardless of the storage of food, as food will digest no matter what time. The reason is that when lying down, certain foods can come up the esophagus as acid and damage the lining. Also, eating late can cause nightmares. However, if one is not susceptible to either of these scenarios, I cannot see a problem.

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