A night time eater, eats the majority of their calories in the evening. This could be for many reasons. This unhealthy diet habit could be intentional, because you are trying to diet, and believe skipping meals saves you calories, or unintentional, because you are just busy during the day and do not take time to eat. Many yo-yo dieters practice this food habit. They try to eat tiny meals during the day, but then their body goes into severe hunger mode, and begins sending out powerful cravings. They eat dinner and then eat on and off until bedtime. This is an unhealthy diet habit that must end!
Calories that are overeaten in a short period of time will turn into fat. Your skipped daytime calories will not give you the ability to overeat in a small period of time at night, when your metabolism is possibly lower. They are a lost eating opportunity because your body works on a "use it or store it" system! Total calorie count for the day might have been within your calorie maintenance level, but because it was eaten in such a small time period and not needed, was stored as fat.
Lifestyle Solutions to end the unhealthy diet habit of Night time eating will require:
The healthy diet habit rather than night time eating is: eat healthy daytime meals and healthy snacks. Eat when the sun shines!
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