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Old vive's tale mostly.

Just keep it clean and you should be fine.
 

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Many important metabolic processes take place primarily during the night. Those processes require nutrients just like any energy consuming activity you'd do during the day. With just a little skeptical analysis, most of the reasoning behind avoiding eating before bed collapses as nonsense. I personally find that if I sleep with a full stomach, as almost any animal without the disadvantage of being able to over analyze it's instincts would do, I get sick less and have shorter recovery periods between workouts or just tiring days in general.
 

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I work a late shift and although I try not to, I usually eat something when I get home. The problem is sometimes what I eat is healthier and other times not so much. It's usually about 2-3 hours before I go to bed.
 

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Your body's digestive system works at all times of the day. I think to a degree, it's a matter of preference whether you feel you sleep better with minimal food in your belly, or after a light meal. I wouldn't suggest going to bed on a really full stomach, as it might just be uncomfortable.
 

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It's not so much eating late at night that is a problem but eating close to your bedtime, whatever time of day that may be (just to be inclusive of us shiftworkers
). Sleeping after a meal can cause acid reflux and heartburn in some people.
 

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As far as weight gain is concerned I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter at all. Either you're eating clean or you're not. I've heard that eating a small handful of nuts or a similar snack right before bedtime is actually beneficial somehow. Perhaps to keep you're metabolism active? I don't know, I'm no expert.
 

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Originally Posted by Nishani View Post

It's not so much eating late at night that is a problem but eating close to your bedtime, whatever time of day that may be (just to be inclusive of us shiftworkers
). Sleeping after a meal can cause acid reflux and heartburn in some people.
Exactly and people tend to indulge or over indulge in not so health stuff at night. Its is more about what you eat then when unless indigestion or upset stomach wake you up.
 

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Originally Posted by fadeaway1289 View Post

Well do you remember what happened to Gizmo?
LOL....good one


I am soooo bad about this....I am a total late night eater.....

peace
 

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Thanks for all the replies! Was pretty sure there was no merit to it. I think I sleep better with a half empty stomach so I'll snack on a few things an hour before bedtime.
 
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