The popular pilates instructor says these are the essential cornerstones of staying fit and eating right when you’re on a tight schedule.
Did you grow up hearing that eating at night would make you fat? Remember when Oprah lost a ton of weight because she said she didn’t eat after 6 or 7 pm?
Well, I dare you to eat at night. And guess what? You won’t get “fat”. Don’t believe me? I’ll explain.
Somehow we have been given the idea that timing of meals will impact our weight – that eating after 6 or 7 pm automatically means you will gain weight. But real-life examples of people who eat “after dark” as well as research from scientists, have concluded that WHEN you eat your meals has no direct effect on weight gain!
Your body does not store more fat at certain times of the day than others!
Your body’s weight will change depending on WHAT and HOW MUCH you eat, and your activity level– not when you eat. Like I’ve said before, overall calorie consumption in an entire day will affect your weight. If you eat more calories than your body uses, then it will be stored as fat – no matter what time it is.
Now, I don’t want you to go crazy and eat less during the day knowing that you can go home at night and eat a bunch of food, because that will lead to binging and probably eating high calorie snacks. There are certain circumstances when eating at night WILL hinder your progress or weight loss goals. Let’s talk about the most common ones.