Late night meals probably will disrupt your sleep, but eating before bedtime, for sure they will cause an increase in weight.
Studies have shown that late night meals are definitely no good for you and your health. Even when you not eat much, but simply small meal, still, it is very likely to gain weight.
Scientific evidence suggests that our body knows when you should be awake and to eat and when to sleep or to rest.
When you eat at unexpected times, for example at 23:30 pm when should sleep instead, metabolic organs such as the liver for example, do not digest the food properly as usual. This can cause problems with insulin and blood sugar levels and as a final result, to store more fat than usual.
Studies have shown that people who regularly eat late, same as people who work late so they must eat late at night, have a larger waist and body mass index from people who are eating in conventional time.
High body mass index and overweight lead to many healthy problems, such as:
- High blood sugar
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol and triglycerides
- Heart attacks due to coronary heart disease
- Bone and joint problems
- Gallstones and liver problems
Do not eat at least two hours before you go to sleep.
In the days when you know you will eat late, make sure your dinner is at least easier and with not many calories.
So, if you are one of those people who have habit to eat right before bedtime, try to change your habit, try to eat three meals at normal time, including as many fruits and vegetables as possible.