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Does eating too close to bedtime affect how you lose weight?

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A late-night meal can spell trouble for your weight loss plan. It may raise your body temperature, blood sugar, and insulin, which makes it harder for you to burn fat. Try to eat dinner at least three hours before you go to sleep. Also, be careful about snacking after supper. You take in more calories than you realize when you nibble while you watch TV or use the computer. You may also be tempted to eat unhealthy foods like ice cream or potato chips.

From: Why Can't I Lose Weight? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dong, F. , February 2014. International Journal of Translation & Community Medicine

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Metabolism Myths and Facts," "What Is Vitamin D?"

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What it Takes to Lose Weight," "What You Should Know Before You Start a Weight Loss Plan."

American Psychological Association: "Stress and Eating."

American Thyroid Association: "Thyroid and Weight."

National Sleep Foundation: "How Does When You Eat Impact Your Weight?" "Losing Weight with Sleep Apnea."

Obesity Action Coalition: "Putting the Science behind Exercise -- Workout Smarter, Not Harder."

University of Wisconsin Health: "Tips for a Healthy Breakfast," "Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain."

Vitamin D Council: "New study suggests vitamin D supplementation helps weight loss in obese and overweight people," "Am I deficient in vitamin D?"

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 13, 2017

SOURCES:

Dong, F. , February 2014. International Journal of Translation & Community Medicine

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Metabolism Myths and Facts," "What Is Vitamin D?"

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What it Takes to Lose Weight," "What You Should Know Before You Start a Weight Loss Plan."

American Psychological Association: "Stress and Eating."

American Thyroid Association: "Thyroid and Weight."

National Sleep Foundation: "How Does When You Eat Impact Your Weight?" "Losing Weight with Sleep Apnea."

Obesity Action Coalition: "Putting the Science behind Exercise -- Workout Smarter, Not Harder."

University of Wisconsin Health: "Tips for a Healthy Breakfast," "Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain."

Vitamin D Council: "New study suggests vitamin D supplementation helps weight loss in obese and overweight people," "Am I deficient in vitamin D?"

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 13, 2017

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