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How Late Should You Eat Dinner
Keep it healthy and: consume less than you burn...Get a more detailed answer ›
No late night snacks: Late night snacks usually means going to bed with food in the stomach. People with acid reflux, gastritis, and related symptoms tend to do better if they stop eating after dinner, and go to bed 2-3 hours later on an empty stomach. They can reward themselves with a delicious breakfast the next morning. ...Read more
Protein: Protein. It is like you are eating time released food. It lasts as a fuel source for 6-8 hrs. You should eat 1 gram for every pound of ideal body weight per day. For instance, if your ideal body weight should be 180 pounds, then you should eat 180 grams of protein a day...As long as you don't have any kidney disease. Protein is found in meat, dairy, eggs and protein supplements. ...Read more
1: After exercising, you should probably just drink fluids. Wait one hour before consuming any food, so that the body has a chance to calm down and assimilate the food you eat. The trick is to eat properly so that when you exercise, you burn fat and make muscle! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type) a Dr. can check for a hormonal, digestive, or other problem. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu... (only 1 banana) ...Read more
Depends: So many factors including last meal, your health/habits, what you will eat and what you are doing for the day. If you are active person, you probably want to eat sooner like within 30 minutes to one hour. If you are not or at later the night before maybe 2 hours is okay. No right or wrong, listen to body. Typically also want complex carbs/protein and not just simple sugars that leave you tired. ...Read more
Wrong question: The number of meals does not matter, is the total calories you consume. By taking in fewer calories than you need, you will lose weight. Rough formula-weight in pounds x 10= number of calories needed per day. By decreasing your intake by 500 cal/day you can lose 1 pound per week. ...Read more
If you can, eat: Organic, local fruits ; vegetables when they are in season. Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. Eat many different colors of fruit ; vegetables. Avoid processed foods. Try to stay from junk carbohydrates - go for whole grain instead. Limit red meat. Don't add extra salt. Limit or avoid alcohol. Enjoy your food - take time to savor it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When is the best time to eat fruit?
Should i eat it alone?
Should i eat it 30min before breakfast?
Can i eat it 2hrs after lunch?
Can i eat it w/ nuts
Big Questions: These are big questions but any answer would just be a guess or a bias. There is no science or medical condition or treatment referenced in your question. So, as a doctor my curiosity is to ask why these questions? Fruit is eaten in nearly every place in the world at any and every time of day and with or without other foods. ...Read more
How long should I wait after eating lunch to have a nap? What is best to eat before and after workout
Depends: Really depends on the goal of exercise. In general it is a good idea to eat a 200-300 calorie snack 1-2 hours before exercising so that you can have energy to get the most out of your exercise routine. After exercise it is important to eat some protein and carbohydrates to aid recovery. Many find this counterintuitive, but you really do need to fuel your body to get the most out of your workouts! ...Read more
Not a good idea: Not many can lose weight eating just dinner - however good your selection. As your glycogen store gets depleted during the day, your body shifts to burn alternate fuel and process your intake differently. It is best to have the more substantial meal during the day, > 9 hours before your bedtime. Have a light meal at night to avoid going to bed with a full stomach and have snacks during the day. ...Read more
Obesity: You're probably overweight and if you eat less than you burn off, so that you will love weight, you will not be full and you will be hungry. That's your body's way of telling you you're losing weight. It's not harmful or dangerous and the feeling generally lessen as your body gets used to the lower intake. If you eat when hungry, you'll never lose weight. ...Read more
What are healthy and easy-to-grab snacks? I'm so hungry when i first get home from work and need to eat something before i get dinner prepared.
Nuts: Try nuts, they are filling and nutritious. ...Read more
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