Midnight Noshing

womaneating51.jpgI don’t know about you guys, but I am a big-time evening snacker. Well, I shouldn’t say “snacker” — my problem is more that I eat late at night. I get caught up in my day, and I work and I work, and then all of a sudden I realize it is 8 p.m. — and way past normal people dinner time.

Now, the problem with all of that is that I have read so much information about a “cutoff point” for eating. Much of the research that is featured in health magazines and books — even Oprah stops eating at 7 p.m.! — says that eating late at night may cause weight gain.

So, as a project for Her Active Life, the online health publication for which I write, I set out to find the truth. I must say I was pleasantly surprised! While it does seem the rumors do hold some validity, the truth really points at one basic fact: You must burn more calories than you eat in order to lose weight. Therefore, if you are eating your daily recommended allowance of calories, it really won’t contribute to weight gain — no matter what time it is!

Get more facts by checking out the article, Do Evening Snacks Make You Fat?



Filed under Eat, February 2008

2 responses to “Midnight Noshing

  1. Michelle Izquierdo

    so this was very useful for me because i am the Queen of eating late at night!!! all the time!

  2. Me, too, luv! I was so happy to hear that I wasn’t a total pig … ha, ha! (:

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