Does Eating at Night Make You Gain Weight? (What 32 Studies Say)


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Poke around online for weight loss tips, and you’ll invariably come across the idea that you shouldn’t eat at night.


Proponents of this idea usually claim that your metabolism doesn’t work as well at night, and thus any calories you eat are more likely to be stored as fat instead of being burned for energy.

Sounds ... kind of scien-y-ish ... but is it true?

Does your metabolism really slow down as the day drags on?

Are calories eaten in the evening inherently more fattening than calories eaten in the morning?

Can eating more calories in the morning and fewer calories in the evening really help you lose weight?

You’ll learn the answers to all of these questions in this podcast.

You’ll learn exactly why people think eating at night makes you gain weight, what really causes weight gain (hint: it’s not eating at night), and what science actually says about how late-night eating affects your metabolism.

Let’s get to it!

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