I've stopped eating after 7pm. Then, I stopped eating carbs at 7pm. I've tried only eating fruit in the evenings, as an evening snack. I've read that eating any less than 3 hours from bedtime creates belly bulge, eating before you go to sleep permits the food to just sit in your stomach when your metobolic rate is null, but also read that eating healthy food before bed helps you body to absorb the vitamins and minerals from the food, allowing it to repair itself. Which is right? Logically, a calorie equals a calorie, no matter what time of day, right? Most testing up to this date had been done on animals, and found that a calorie in is indeed a calorie, no matter what time of day or night one consumes the food. However, a recent study on men and women found that eating late does in fact have an impact on ones waistline and body mass index number. Most participants were also lacking sleep, which is another contributer to weight gain, but scientists determined that one shouldn't eat past a certain hour and there is an eating dealine: 8pm.
Think there will be a run in restaurant reservations for 6pm? Enjoy your weekend... eat early!