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Does eating late make you fat?

Does eating late make you fat?

Mireia Cervera 20 September 2016

Several studies have shown that dinner is key to maintaining an adequate weight. Eating a lot or eating poorly at night is directly related to fat gain. Discover in this post the secrets so that dinner does not efat.

As numerous studies have shown, the time of day we eat our mealsThis is decisive when it comes to losing or gaining weight. And dinner is the most delicate food. But as in everything in life, it depends. It depends on what you eat, what you do at night and on each person.

A sedentary personWhen you have a late dinner , high-calorie foods and sit down to watch TV or go to sleep directly afterwards, this dinner is obviously going to make you fat. And it will make you fat because it will not burn the calories ingestedsince during sleep the metabolism slows down.

On the other hand, an active person, an athlete who dines late, and adequate food does not have to worry. You need to replace carbohydrates, proteins, fats,water and vitamins and minerals lost during the day and sweat.

A good example of this are sumo wrestlers. Your professional success depends on your weight, the bigger the more opportunities to stay in competition. Alsos of a hypercaloric diet, I suppose you can already imagine that salads do not eat many, the moment in which they consume it and exercise also plays an important role. These Japanese fighters consume neither more nor less than about 20,000 kcal ddaily. These caloric amounts far exceed what their bodies burn in a day, so their bodies generate fat to be able to store all that extra intake. On top after bingeing, they stick 4-hour naps, decreasingor the metabolism and promoting their accumulation in the form of fat, reaching a weight of between 100 and 200 kilos easily.

In order not to end up like sumo wrestlers, in general, the ideal is to have dinner two hours before going to sleep, so as not to go to bed doing digestion. It also influences, notably the type of food we eat. The key is in a <strong> complete and light dinner (it should provide between 15 and 25% of daily calories), with steamed vegetables, lean meats, grilled fish, eggs and fruit. Or else, simply, a varied and complete salad with a little cWhole grains and / or legumes, with seeds, sprouts ...

But beware! If we eat too little, we can get hungry again shortly after eating or, what is worse, end up eating some unhealthy food.

In conclusion, it is not a question of whether dining is fattening or not. In the same way that happens with all meals, the key is to eat in a balanced and varied way, avoid superfluous foods and do physical activity on a regular basis.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale