Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Night munchies

I eat dinner late. Sometimes really late (like last night, around 10:30pm). It's usually something pretty light, always veggie, nevertheless, it's always well past 8pm when we start eating in my house. 

late night eatingBut something I read today is making me think about our eating habits. I am a big fan of the "Really?" column in the New York Times Health section. This week they wrote on :"Does Late Night Eating Cause Weight Gain?" 

Apparently a recent study showed "that eating after 8 p.m. was associated with a higher body mass index, suggesting that late-evening calories are, for some reason, more hazardous to your weight."

Uh-oh. Mind you, one of the reasons we eat so late is that we are both at the gym after work, so I'm going to try to find some sort of evidence that eating late after burning hundreds of calories somehow negates the ill effects of late night eating! Also, The issue of late night eating as been controversial for many years and different studies have lead to differing results, so I'm going to wage that perhaps the jury is still out on this one. So are we going to eat dinner tonight before 8pm? Probably not, but as always, I'll make sure it is healthy, nutritious, and delicious.

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