Fast Food Fact: The Nighttime Eating Myth

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on May 3, 2013 · 2 comments

It’s a Myth: Eating calories at night increases weight gain.

Anytime you eat more calories than you use up through activity, you gain weight. Contrary to popular belief, what time the calories are consumed doesn’t matter. What does matter is how many calories you eat in a day.

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PieHoleBlogger May 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

This on always blows people’s minds! Do you have a good reference for it?

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Jo Ann Heslin, RD May 6, 2013 at 10:28 am

Here are 2 referecnes that may be useful. One comes from Columbia University and the other is an animal study.

http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/eating-night-weight-gain-myth-or-fact

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/02/060202080832.htm

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