So currently, there is no strong evidence supporting the idea that you “shouldn’t” eat after 7pm or that eating at night is “bad” for your health.
But, whether YOU should eat after 7pm is a different story.
Some people aren’t as hungry in the morning or prefer eating larger meals towards the end of the day.
Does eating after 7pm cause weight gain?
You won’t gain weight by merely eating later if you eat within your daily calorie needs. Still, studies show that nighttime eaters typically make poorer food choices and eat more calories, which can lead to weight gain. If you’re hungry after dinner, chose nutrient-dense foods and low-calorie beverages.
Is it bad to eat after 8pm?
A lot of students are under the impression that eating late at night (i.e., after 8 p.m.) is “bad” and contributes to weight gain. After all, “you’re not burning those calories while you sleep, so anything you eat late at night gets directly stored as fat on you abs, butt, hips, and thighs.”
Is it bad to eat after 6pm?
That being said, while the body doesn’t fiendishly stockpile food as fat when the clock strikes 6 p.m., eating at night is linked to weight gain. And limiting late-night eating has been shown to result in weight loss, too.
What time should you not eat after?
You’ll likely agree that once dinner is over, your late-night snack options aren’t always healthy choices. By shutting down the kitchen (at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. or even 8 p.m.), you’ll be more likely to eliminate consumption of late-night empty calories.