How Is Your Dinner Time Related To Your Weight Loss Regimen?

If you are struggling to lose weight but getting no results despite putting in your best efforts then check your meal time especially dinner time. You could be having dinner close to bedtime.

What does science say about dinner?

It says that what isn’t burnt by the body is stored as fat. The activity level of your body is lowest at night and for this reason, you store maximum fat consumed in dinner. Also, eating too close to bedtime could disturb sound sleeping. It increases blood sugar level and insulin that makes it difficult for the body to achieve sound sleep.

Dinner tips for weight loss

• Dinner is the last meal of the day and it must be the lightest meal of the day.

• Avoid eating dinner close to bedtime as it will interfere with your sleep. The ideal dinner time is at least three hours prior to your bedtime.

Five reasons to avoid a late dinner

• Late dinner will lower your circadian rhythm resulting in more and intense cravings for sugary treats at night

• Taking sweet at night could add to your glucose level resulting in a sudden spike in your blood sugar

• Late eating is often the result of poor eating habits and bad food choices

• Late dinner could lower your melatonin hormone. This hormone makes the body feel relaxed and when it is down, it is difficult for a person to sleep

• Going to bed soon after having dinner could increase the chances of acid reflux late at night

Disclaimer: Eat dinner as prescribed and advised by your dietician.

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