Should You Eat In The Evenings?

Many people think if you eat during the evenings you'll put on body fat, but is that true?

Firstly it depends on your day to day routine - do you work in the evenings? if so, you'll need more calories to fuel you through work. However, if you don't work in the evenings, is it okay to eat? will you get fat? The answer is 'it depends', but most of the time the answer is no. 

Your body will burn 'x' amount of calories everyday, and as long as you consume the same amount of calories or less, then you won't put on body fat (healthy calories that is). To a degree it doesn't matter when you eat those calories, but if you spread them out throughout the day, then it can increase protein synthesis and optimise fat burn. Eating half of your calories in one meal wouldn't be ideal, and you would most likely feel ill afterwards....

The topic of this post is just another example of people worrying too much about individual things. Eating your calories in the evening will not suddenly give you a big stomach, but if you always eat a lot of bad food in the evenings, then yes, you will put on body fat. 

I don't tend to eat a lot of calories in the evenings, but I do still eat. I reduce them a little compared to during the day as I simply don't need a lot of energy at night, and I also find my sleep is affected when I've eaten a lot. 

It does depend on the person. I know people who are in awesome shape and they eat a lot in the evenings, so it does vary. I wouldn't focus too much on particular things such as evening eating - instead, focus on eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. 

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