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When should be the last hour to eat a meal or any food?

When should be the last hour to eat a meal or any food?

At least 2 hours: At least 2 hours before planned bedtime. Ideally 2-4 hours. Some of this depends on medicatoin you may take for other reasons or other medical problems. In general you don't want to go to bed full or hungry. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat after taking a plan B pill, or is there a certain time frame that I have to wait in order to eat?

Is it okay to eat after taking a plan B pill, or is there a certain time frame that I have to wait in order to eat?

See below: You may eat after taking the pill, however, the pill may cause nausea so it would be better to take a light meal. For more information on Plan B, consult this site: http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/plan-b ...Read more

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Will eating an hour and drinking an hour before sleep cause your weigh to be up in the morning? Especially if you still feel full? Thanks!

Will eating an hour and drinking an hour before sleep cause your weigh to be up in the morning? Especially if you still feel full? Thanks!

Healthy choices: Healthy diet should be balanced to keep you healthy now and later in life. Diet should contain enough calories. Foods that are particularly healthy include fruits, vegetables and foods with fibers as beans, nuts, oatmeal and some cereals and breads. Bed time snack can be a healthy nutritious option as fruit, nuts, boiled egg, small amount of lean meat etc as long as it is part of balanced diet ...Read more

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Can over night food cause a person to gain weight than if cooked and eaten then or does putting some in the fridge to eat another day is bad for you?

Can over night food cause a person to gain weight than if cooked and eaten then or does putting some in the fridge to eat another day is bad for you?

NO: Night food is not different at night or daytime .The problem is how much you eat. If you eat the right amount at a regular meal time and then snack with regular food but at late night you will gain weight. Eat a balanced diet that is calorie controlled mixed with exercise. You will then either lose weight or maintain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why are you suppose to take Nexium (esomeprazole) in the morning and an hour before a meal? Why can't you take it with a meal?

Why are you suppose to take Nexium (esomeprazole) in the morning and an hour before a meal? Why can't you take it with a meal?

Nexium: Nexium works by shutting off proton pumps. Return pumps turn on to produce acid when the food comes into the stomach. Therefore, the Nexium needs to be in the system before the food gets there, to shut the proton pumps down. Otherwise, acid will be produced once the food arrives in the stomach. That's why you take the Nexium before the meal. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I heard that food stays inside your system for a day or more. If i had a meal at 1pm monday. When would that meal come out (when going to the toilet)?

I heard that food stays inside your system for a day or more. If i had a meal at 1pm monday. When would that meal come out (when going to the toilet)?

It depends: Forensic pathologists have looked at transit times of food to estimate times of death. And we found out it's famously unreliable. One to 72 hours is usual. ...Read more

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If straight after a meal your stonach cramps badly and you need to use the toilet within 5 minutes could it be your stomach that is a problem?

If straight after a meal your stonach cramps badly and you need to use the toilet within 5 minutes could it be your stomach that is a problem?

Yes you have GI prob: With your symptoms you do have a gastro intestinal disorder and need to see your doctor to find out what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can eating really fast and not chewing food properly be the reason my food comes back up for hours after I eat and tastes the same as swallowed before?

Can eating really fast and not chewing food properly be the reason my food comes back up for hours after I eat and tastes the same as swallowed before?

Probably not.: Eating fast should not cause regurgitation of stomach contents, unless maybe you are eating so much that you are becoming overly full. Assuming that is not the case, then the rapidity of your eating should not make a difference. It is possible that you have acid reflux that is causing your symptoms. If antacids do not work, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to sleep after eating fruit? In this case, i ate an apple. Not to big.

How long should you wait to sleep after eating fruit? In this case, i ate an apple. Not to big.

Ur question: Is cute & refreshing thank you! a not so big apple should not be too difficult to digest. You may be already sound asleep at the time i answer you. It is recommended to wait a couple of hours after eating before going to bed. However, a small piece of banana is known to have a nice sedative effect and can be eaten at bedtime or during the night if u wake up, it helps to quickly fall back asleep! ...Read more

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I never feel hungry enough to eat a meal more than once a day, but how many meals should I eat in a day to be healthy? And what is a good size meal?

I never feel hungry enough to eat a meal more than once a day, but how many meals should I eat in a day to be healthy? And what is a good size meal?

You may be a grazer!: If you are maintaining a healthy weight, it may be that you "graze" through the day - eating small, frequent mini-meals. There's nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, it may be a healthier way to eat. Try keeping a diary for a few days of everything you actually eat. If you have any doubt at that point, talk to your doctor. She/he or a nutritionist can help you sort it out. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Is there a certain time during the day you should stop drinking caffeine? And is coffee okay to have 2hours before you eat?

Is there a certain time during the day you should stop drinking caffeine? And is coffee okay to have 2hours before you eat?

Stimulant, Diuretic: Caffeine is a xanthene derivative and it acts as a stimulant and diuretic. People vary in their sensitivity to caffeine also the issue of tolerance ( with repeated use) plays a role on how the substance affects you. It may affect the appetite and sleep negatively, so better avoid it in the evening and before meals if you find out it blocks your appetite. ...Read more

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Is it okay to exercise immediately after a meal or wait to avoid digestion.

Is it okay to exercise immediately after a meal or wait to avoid digestion.

Although many: People exercise right after eating - it optimum to give your food time to digest. That way energy is focused on digesting your food, rather than being side tracked to power major muscles during exercise. Take care. ...Read more

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I want to know that hypoglycemic medicine(metformin) should be taken before or after meals and at which time of the day?

I want to know that hypoglycemic medicine(metformin) should be taken before or after meals and at which time of the day?

Anytime: Metformin is a fairly long acting medication and can be taken twice daily. Most people take it breakfast and dinner. It does not make a difference if it is taken with food or not, but there tends to be fewer side effects, such as diarrhea when taken with food. There are sustained release forms that can be taken once daily. ...Read more

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If I eat any food and 2 seconds after the food will come back up, I rechew it as it tastes the same as before and swallow it. What can be the reason?

If I eat any food and 2 seconds after the food will come back up, I rechew it as it tastes the same as before and swallow it. What can be the reason?

Regurgitation: This could be due to a number of reasons. Likely cause however is some sort of regurgitation due to esophgeal problems. You may need to discuss with a good gastroenterologist. ...Read more