Fact or Fiction Friday

Fact or Fiction Friday:

Eating after 8 p.m. causes weight gain.

Answer: Fiction!
The Fact: It doesn’t matter what time you eat. The issues are the type and amount of food you eat and the amount of activity you do throughout the entire day. The balance of calories in verses calories out determines if you gain, lose, or maintain your weight. It doesn’t matter WHEN you eat. If you consume more food than your body needs for the day it will store the excess food (calories) as fat.

You might want to think again before having that snack during your favorite TV show in the evenings.  Avoid snacking in front of the TV at night—it might be easier to overeat when you are distracted by the television causing you to eat more than you need and tipping the scales in the wrong direction.

It’s a balancing act.  Eat lighter in the day if you know you will be having a bigger dinner than usual. Or get extra activity in a few days before and after when you know you will be eating more than your body needs. (IE…Thanksgiving/Birthdays, or any day you eat big for that matter…)

Click here to find out how many calories your body needs for the day.

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Posted on June 8, 2012, in Any topic, Fact or Fiction, General Nutrition and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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