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Is It Healthy To Snack In The Evening How Long Before Bed
Not always.: I have a general rule (often broken when there's ice cream in the house) to not snack past 8pm. Almost everything we eat past 8pm is unhealthy - unless you make a good effort and have some fruit or something. When you eat too close to bed, you also worry about reflux during the night, so make sure to eat at least 2-3 hours before going to bed. ...Read more
Naps & Sleep: Naps are very interesting. If one suffers from any form of insomnia, they should avoid naps altogether. Naps ranging from 20 to 60 minutes can be quite refreshing for many. Greater than 60 minutes and the brain thinks it is bedtime and one runs the risk of waking up groggy and tired. Regular short naps have shown to improve energy, reduce stress, and even lower the risk of heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: One is more active during the day time , so eating the dessert, and calories derived from it . During the day time will be utilized for various activities whereas before bed time the calories are stored in the body as fat/. ...Read more
When is it best to take Nexium (esomeprazole) at before bed? or in the morning before breakfast ? I have heard multiple things, and how long till it works?
Nexium (esomeprazole): is a 24 hour drug. Personally I don't think it matters when you take it as long as you take it at approx the same time daily. It is not a take it as you need it drug. It does take a couple of days to start working well depending on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more
Wondering how long it takes for food to affect your weight. If i eat junk at night, will it show on the scale the following morning or take longer?
Immediately: Whenever you eat, your weight goes up immediately. ...Read more
Should I eat fruits late at night or is it too much sugar for that hour? And after what time is it best not to eat.
Hi, I want to lose weight. When is the best time to exercise? In the morning before breakfast? After breakfast?Night Time before dinner? After dinner?
If you exercise near: mealtime please make sure it is an hour or more after eating so your energy is not competing w/digestive process. If you exercise too close to bedtime it may keep you awake. Many folks prefer morning exercise to prepare them for the day but there is little difference in benefit after taking the above into account. Peace and good health. ...Read more
A couple of hours: Generally your body needs an hour or two after exercise to achieve enough relaxation to attain sleep easily. Some of that relates to needing a small "meal" that includes protein and carbohydrates so that your muscles will build and recovery the best. The amount of time also depends on how vigorous and how long the exercise session was - the more intense, the more time needed before sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am taking Niaspan (niacin). The insert says to take with a low fat snack before bed. I normally eat 1.5 cups of nuts before bed, this is fats. Is it problem?
May not be an issue: the recent data on niaspan was not great,. The drug did not significantly reduce mortality or morbidity. I suggest if your not taking the niacin for some other reason , stopping the medication and discontinue the eating before bed. of course check with your doctor before starting or stopping any of your medications. ...Read more
Is it better to workout in the morning or at night? Is it true your metabolism is sped up the 1st few hours after exercising?
How long do you poop for ,after taking the medication cleanse the night before? Should I grab a pillow and sleep in the bathroom ?
It depends: It depends on what you took. What does it say on the product package? You may find your answer there. ...Read more
Is it true if i excercise before bed time, i can lose more weight than doing it in the morning or mid day? Thanks..
Far-fetched: Weight is calories in (eating, beverages) versus calories out (exercise, disease, daily living); there's nothing magic about time. I suspect this idea reflect the fact that you won't eat a lot if you go to sleep. The key is finding a fitness activity you like, and learning how to eat healthy. This is very commendable and i wish you the best with your athletic pursuits. ...Read more
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