Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Verilious, Jun 25, 2008.
Let's say he has a 1 AM bedtime.
Don't eat at all. You'll never gain weight.
I think another matter that should be taken into account is the age. If you are young, like 17s to 27s or so, you can eat anytime you like cause your body is still devoloping and it needs more energy supplements. If you are older than that, believe it or not your digestion is not as good as it works when you are young, and you should avoid eating late or eating just before going to bed cause too much calories in and little energy out, and that's where your body accumulates the fat: cholesterols, sugars... No eating after 7 sounds like you put yourself in a good habbit that you should never eat late, and if you don't eat late you don't gain much fat. People always say that you shouldn't eat within 3 hours before going to bed, and this is a very good way to avoid gaining weights. Asian people, most of the olders, like to drink hot green tea after meals because hot fluid can help getting rid of the grease in food, and tea helps gaining body anti-oxidant. That's why you see a lot of Asians grows old but still in good shape and healthy.
Not eating after 7 can lead to higher bodyfat, that's right, I said higher bodyfat. You might lose some weight if you stop eating at 7. You might even lose more weight than if you stopped eating after 7, but the advantage to the diner who eats after 7 is that he'd keep more muscle. The pre 7 diner will lose more muscle weight which will change his body composition for the worse. Not eating late at night makes you fatter than eating late at night. There you go, end of discussion.
if you consume less than you use, youll lose weight, it does NOT matter time of day. even before sleep.
ill use an earlier example...
say you burn 2500 calories a day. if you consume 1600 before 7 and 400 more after you WILL lose the SAME (for all intensive purposes) amount of WEIGHT. I did not talk about muscle/fat amounts, but the weight loss will be pretty much the same.
now there are studies that show that eating 6 meals as opposed to 2 will cause more fat loss compared to muscle, and that also aids the eating after 7 case. Unless you plans on eating 6 separate times before 7pm, which seems like it would end up as a continuous snack.
pure weight loss ONLY depends on calories in vs out. (unless you get in a swordfight or something, then other circumstances come into play )
That's true, concrete. It has to do with a 24 hour clock and not this 7 pm nonsense. If you use more calories than you consume in a 24 hour period, you lose weight. Noone ever said anything about 7 pm or 7 am or any of those wives' tales.
I eat whenever I feel HUNGRY. Oftentimes this means eating
something right before I go to sleep.
I just ate a big meal of tofu and rice. I'm about to sleep too! Yeah boy!
so eating more times(but smaller quantites per time) is better than eating a couple huge meals(total calories being the same)? ...is this kind of like high intensity cardio bursts are better then a long low intensity cardio?...
and my next question ..which i think goes along with OP is that if u ate 400 calories all day then say 1100 after 7 and went to bed shortly after....your body would treat this the same as if u ate 5 -500 calorie meals that day...and nothing after 7?im thinking no but im really not smart about this stuff...im lifting weights several times a week ...just trying to make life easier on myself and not sabotage my own results
yes it;s better but not good analogy.
If you eat smaller meals,you boost your metabolism and it's easier for your body to digest.It's better to eat 5 little meals per day,but the most important in the end is totall calories don't forget.
no it's not the same.(btw you must be a short not teenager woman ON a diet with a deficit of 500 to totally consume only 1500!) If all the day you consume 400 you have starved yourself all day lowered very much your metabolism,and then with the huge dinner first you will surely get nightmares,and your body will have problem digest.Your stomach will hurt with having to dilate so much.Maybe it won't make such a difference in weight but it is bad for your health.Which is the most important here.
try to spread it out body composition (fat vs. muscle) can be better under conditions where its more spread out. (i said CAN not WILL)
HIIT feels good, and i do it, but for pure calories burned, its only minutely (no even mentionable) better than low internsity
i think EPOC is pretty overrated.
My sister is adamant not eating after 5 works for her but my friend who lived in Spain for 10 years eats at 11 p.m. and she's in great shape. I guess it depend on what else you do throughout the day.
There's a survey about whether not eating after 7 pm works at:
You can see the results after voting.
the thing is though, i could have a great or awful diet that ends at 5 or 7. and i could have a great or awful one that is continuous.
It's not when you eat, it's how much you eat. You have 24 hours to consume X amount of calories. Just because your last meal is at midnight, doesn't mean you'll gain more bodyfat than if you stop eating at 7. In fact, you might lose more bodyfat by eating at midnight than if you stop eating at 7. If you have acid reflux disease, then don't eat your last meal 5 minutes before bedtime, but if you don't have stomach acids burning your esophagus, it makes very little difference what time you eat, especially when it comes to weight loss.
i have been eating after 7 everyday for my entire life and im too darn small i cant stand it
eat more, its not hard
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