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Old 09-20-07, 06:37 PM   #1
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been reading about when you should cut off eating for the day. different sources say 7pm or 8pm but they dont list how long after 7 or 8pm you go to sleep. is there a certain amount of time you should try and be done eating before you go to sleep? i vary between 11pm to 12am for bedtime.
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been reading about when you should cut off eating for the day. different sources say 7pm or 8pm but they dont list how long after 7 or 8pm you go to sleep. is there a certain amount of time you should try and be done eating before you go to sleep? i vary between 11pm to 12am for bedtime.
Never really saw a good explanation on why you should stop eating x hours before bed.
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Never really saw a good explanation on why you should stop eating x hours before bed.
couple articles say it allows your body to burn fat reserves overnight instead of the food in your tummy. something along those lines
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If I don't eat soon before I go to bed, then I wake up hungry and have to raid the fridge in the middle of the night. I think having a good night's sleep is more important than worrying about what to eat when.
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Calories in, calories out dictates almost everything when it comes to weight loss. However, I do support minimizing insulin secretion in the evening. So if you want to have an evening snack to improve sleep it's fine but try not to eat simple carbohydrates right before bed. "No white at night" is a easy way to remember it. No white sugar, bread, rice, pasta, etc but small amount of whole grains are fine. Even better is a little lean protein to help rebuild your muscles while you sleep.
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I agree with that. Besides being better for you, whole grains and protein are much more satisfying and last so much longer. Hate that white bread.
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so its ok if i eat a box of ice pops, port wine cheese on water crackers, and then peanuts?
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Calories in, calories out dictates almost everything when it comes to weight loss. However, I do support minimizing insulin secretion in the evening. So if you want to have an evening snack to improve sleep it's fine but try not to eat simple carbohydrates right before bed. "No white at night" is a easy way to remember it. No white sugar, bread, rice, pasta, etc but small amount of whole grains are fine. Even better is a little lean protein to help rebuild your muscles while you sleep.
Well, *****, since I've been training so much, I've been waking up in the middle of the night and eating huge bowls of spaghetti and a piece of baguette.
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It depends on age. An older person like me, gets all kinds of ailments. Acid reflux, indigestion, high blood pressure, high cholesterol...on and on.

Not only do I have to watch what I eat, but if I eat the wrong things, it might give me acid reflux. I notice that when I eat an early dinner, it helps. I guess the food digests and won't tend to come up when sleeping. I won't drink coffee after dinner because it keeps me awake. I might take some fruit for dessert. Gone are the days when I have a big piece of chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Cheesecake is way too rich for me.
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From what I understand the rule is 3 hours and the reason is that digestion screws with HGH release which decreases your recovery.
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