Is It Bad to Eat Before Bed? Nutritionists Answer

Here’s how it goes: Whether it’s going straight from work to a workout class or to an after-work event, you’re running around all day. You’ve been eating in between the busy moments when you can, but by the time you get home, it’s late at night, you’re physically drained from your day, and you’re hungry as hell. I’ve been there one too many times. Eating late at night is never ideal, but sometimes it feels like you don’t have a choice, especially when you live a fast-paced lifestyle. No one wants to count sheep until they fall asleep dreaming of food only to wake up hangry. So what do you do?

There have been conflicting studies on whether or not eating before bed has the ability to boost your metabolism or if it increases your caloric intake and can make you gain weight. The line is blurred when it comes to eating before bed, so we decided to seek counsel from the pros who know best. Summer Sanders, raw-food chef, holistic health coach, and author of Raw + Radiant, along with Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN, nutritionist, and founder and director of Real Nutrition, cracked the code on nighttime eating.

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