Whether it’s a pick-me-up during late night studying or simply a sweet tooth before bed, late night snacking is something most of us do. There is a growing stigma around late night snacking and its contribution to weight gain and poor health, but is this really true? We’ve heard that we should focus on what we eat and not when we eat it, but how can we satisfy our cravings without going overboard? Is late night snacking a culprit in weight gain or is it a myth? We will take a closer look at these statements in the post.
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Is late night snacking bad for health?
There have been many conflicting claims on whether late night snacking is the culprit with regards to extra weight gain, with studies presenting varied findings. As stated before, it’s important to focus most on what you eat instead of putting all the focus on when you eat it.
That being said, and while additional research is needed on timing of eating and health, there have been some specific potential problems identified with eating too late.