A bunch of PhD’s got together and published a review in the American Heart Association’s academic journal – that pretty much said eating at night – is a huge no-no.
Basically your body knows when it’s time to power up and take on the day’s activities and when it’s time to power down and get ready for sleep. Basically experts say when you don’t go along with your bodies natural rhythm – you’re doing it a disservice.
You wouldn’t walk up a down escalator – would you?
As for what is considered ‘late’ that’s a little trickier – some suggest making your last meal at 6pm – while others say two hours before bedtime.
If you stick to the rule – earlier is better – you’ll be just fine. Almost all of the studies suggest eating earlier in the day is better.
If you are able to eat before 6pm and then eat and early breakfast – you’ll be better off.