The idea of swearing off food after 6 or 7pm has remained a weight loss tip, yet others argue going to bed hungry is a counteractive move. If you are new to your Phentermine 37.5mg weight loss regimen and are wondering which concept is correct, review what some experts have to say about it:
Don’t Eat A Huge Meal Before Bedtime
“Having a full stomach before bed can cause a spike in insulin and blood sugar, which can lead to weight gain,” Jim White, RD, ACSM, owner of Jim White Fitness Nutrition Studios, says.
Lisa Davis, PhD, LDN agrees: “Consuming a large late night meal… has been shown to increase the risk of obesity and cardiometabolic disease,” she notes.
Be A “Little Hungry”
“When it comes to weight loss, going to bed a little bit hungry can help because it keeps hormones like insulin low, and that can help facilitate weight loss,” Davis says.
But Don’t Go To Bed “Too Hungry”
“The problem with going to bed hungry is that it can interfere with a good night’s sleep,” White explains. “Studies show that lack of sleep is associated with weight gain because of increased hunger. The body wants the energy from food due to the lack of sleep.”
Aim For Satisfaction, Not Excessive Fullness
“I never suggest that people do anything while hungry, especially go to bed. It’s always best to have some feeling of satiety at most parts of your day, even at bedtime,” Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, says.
“Some studies have shown that eating smaller, nutrient dense snacks around 150 calories does not affect your weight,” White adds. “Mixing exercise and a small, healthy snack before bed has been shown to promote weight loss.”