Overeating at Night

21
Jan
2012

Metabolism – Overeating in the Evening?

I feel like I can’t control my night-time eating?  Is this as bad as I think it is?

Can you hear it?  The “JAWS” music playing in the background.  There’s something sneaking up on you…A METABOLISM KILLER! AAAAAAAAAH!

Over-Eating in the Evening.  That’s right.  It may not sound as scary as a shark, but it’s contributing to tanking metabolisms and bulging waistlines all across the country.  Americans’ typical busy lives and schedules make this a reality for many adults (and many kids and teens, unfortunately).  They leave the house without breakfast (coffee’s enough, right?) and work through lunch.  And healthy snacks? The only snacks available are vending machine or doughnuts during a meeting.  All day long, they work without breaks.  When they arrive home and open their front doors, they are ravished.  The first available snack food in sight is consumed.  Then, at dinner, they overeat their meal and go to bed stuffed.  The next morning, they are neither hungry for nor have time for breakfast, and the whole cycle repeats itself.

Want to kill your metabolism?  Keep eating too little during the day and too much in the evening.   Want to Reprogram it and REV it up?  Start with a consistent, healthy meal pattern with most of your calories during breakfast, lunch, and portion-controlled snacks.  Then, eat an early, light dinner.

Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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