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 Post subject: eating before bed and weight gain (fat)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:02 am 
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what are your guys thoughts or expirences on eating before bed? ive heard so many times over the years that your metabolisim slows down while your asleep and that if you eat late or before bed those calories will be stored as fat. but now ive read in a few books and even some articles on the internet that reasearchers say that youre bodys metabolism doesnt know your sleeping. so the question is, whos right and whos wrong? is eating before bed ok? i usually cant seem to fall asleep on an empty stomach and i usually eat something before bed. i cant ever seem to lose that last 10-12 lbs to have have the hard cut midsection i disire and have always thought it was from my late night eating, but could it be from a flaw somewhere else in my diet and training program?


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 Post subject: Re: eating before bed and weight gain (fat)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:51 am 
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The quantity and quality of your food intake are of vastly more importance than the timing and frequency of your food intake.

Do you keep a food log? What types of foods are you eating? Are you getting enough vitamins and minerals?

I don't like to eat much during the day because it makes me feel sluggish. I always eat my biggest meal of the day right before bed. I find that eating for a few hours at night is a nice way to relax and helps me sleep.

It is really personal preference though. Eat when you are hungry. Just make sure to eat nutritiously. And if you are trying to lose a few pounds, make sure your daily energy expenditure is a few hundred calories above your daily energy intake.

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 Post subject: Re: eating before bed and weight gain (fat)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:40 pm 
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Do you follow the Warrior Diet or something of that nature?


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 Post subject: Re: eating before bed and weight gain (fat)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:56 pm 
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I've never heard of the Warrior Diet. I just looked it up. It looks interesting and seems to be consistent with my anecdotal observations. I will have to read more about it!

I usually advise clients to eat when they are hungry, to choose nutritious whole natural foods from the Earth, and to make sure that energy intake is proportional to energy expenditure, with respect to health and fitness goals.

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