Remember, how surprised you were seeing the incredible weight loss of your best friend? She then said that her secret is not to eat after six in the evening, never! We believed this rule for many years, yet it turned out that it’s not just unadvisable to finish your dinner at six, it’s even harmful!
REASON NO. 1
If you go to bed late (around 23:00 or 00:00), then your snack/dinner at 17:00 will be processed by your body by that time, and you will get hungry. The frequency of such hunger repetitions can result in a caving and abundant overeating before bedtime or at night.
REASON NO. 2
Restriction of food by time is not suitable for people, who:
- are actively involved in sports,
- involved in active brain activity,
- have night work shifts.
- This will lead to a decline in strength and drowsiness.
REASON NO. 3
Many believe that not eating after 18:00 is correct, yet the most correct is not to eat heartily 1.5-2 hours before going to bed.
REASON NO. 4
Food should be evenly distributed throughout the entire day. The caloric content of the day should be as follows:
- 25% – breakfast,
- 35% – lunch,
- 25% – dinner,
- 15% – for several snacks.
REASON NO. 5
Refusing to eat after 6 PM will not suit people with ulcers and those who suffer from gastritis, since the secreted hydrochloric acid and enzymes are not used in digestion because there is nothing to digest.
REASON NO. 6
Split meals helps not to overstrain the gallbladder. Long-term bile retention, from 6 PM until 7:00 AM, can be a factor for the formation of stones.
REASON NO. 7
Deprivation of nutrients for a long period, taking into account the activity, leads to the storing mode. Our body, on the contrary, will store weight, and not get rid of it.
REASON NO. 8
It is useful not to eat after 6 PM to those people, who go to bed no later than 9 pm.