Eating before bed is a highly debated topic among the health community. Some claim eating before bed is a myth. And it is healthy to eat before dozing off because it improves sleep and weight loss. While others assert eating before bed causes weight gain and fatigue. So which is it? Is it bad to eat before bed? Let’s find out and finally put this topic to bed.
Is Eating Before Bed Bad?
Yes!!! During the night, the body cleans, maintains and repairs itself. But when the body is full of food, it becomes occupied with digesting food instead of cleansing. Therefore, the body cannot eliminate the toxins accumulated in our cells and organs each day. These toxins cause us to feel fatigued and tired in the morning. The stomach needs to be completely empty in order to rejuvenate the body.
How Long Before Bed Should You Stop Eating
The best time to stop eating before bed is 3 hours.
How to Stop Eating Before Bed
The reason many eat before bed is because they are not fully satisfied with the meals they had during the day. This can be remedied by taking time for meals everyday (minimum of 20 minutes), cooking more satisfying meals, chewing food better and sitting down without any distractions.
Benefits of Not Eating Before Bed
- Better metabolism
- Efficient digestion
- More energy in the morning
- Better skin
- Regulates and stabilizes blood sugar
Remember, lifestyle is just as important as diet. Someone with poor diet but good lifestyle will always have better health than someone with poor diet and poor lifestyle. Eating before bed is a hard habit to break but it is worth breaking.