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Will you quit the late-night snacks?

L.A. Times 2013/01/30 00:00:00
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Some popular diets advise against late-night snacking or even eating after 6 p.m. Now, there’s some research to confirm that when you eat could matter as well as what you eat if you’re trying to shed pounds.

A study in Spain followed 420 men and women on a diet for 20 weeks. They were grouped into early eaters -- those who had their main meal before 3 p.m. – and late eaters – those who had it after. (The participants followed the Mediterranean diet, in which the main meal was lunch.) Researchers looked at what the participants ate, their activity, their sleep habits and other characteristics. The dieters also attended weekly group therapy sessions.

It turned out that the late eaters lost less weight -- 17 pounds -- and at a slower rate than the early eaters, who lost almost 22 pounds, the researchers wrote Tuesday in the International Journal of Obesity.

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  • Aster 2013/04/21 15:49:30
    No
    Aster
    I enjoy them to much.
  • Kerymi 2013/03/01 06:29:25
    Yes
    Kerymi
    I have.
  • Samantha Lewis 2013/02/03 19:42:12
    No
    Samantha Lewis
    +2
    Depends on the snack ;)
    sexy wink
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2013/02/03 14:43:30
    No
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    Easy choice , since I rarely eat a snack.
  • Ruthie Smith 2013/02/03 11:40:53
    No
    Ruthie Smith
    +1
    I will continue with snacks but I usually do healthy ones, well except my chocolate, don't touch my M&Ms;!!!
  • Gambit Garrison 2013/02/03 09:18:22
  • DavideShalome 2013/02/03 04:35:36
    Yes
    DavideShalome
    workin on it
  • Koatz 2013/02/02 21:41:03
    No
    Koatz
    +2
    I sleep better on a full stomach.

    full
  • Neilapam 2013/02/02 21:06:46
    Yes
    Neilapam
    +2
    im pregnant! i can! LOL
  • Steelshrt 2013/02/02 20:10:41
    No
    Steelshrt
    +1
    Hell no. I need my sweets at night.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2013/02/02 19:16:17
  • Zammo 2013/02/02 15:04:48
    No
    Zammo
    Nothing to quit. I don't have late night snacks.
  • Lonzo 2013/02/02 13:31:01
    No
    Lonzo
    +1
    Where's the "I don't do that option?"
  • Zammo Lonzo 2013/02/02 15:05:15
    Zammo
    Exactly.
  • JessDeCristo 2013/02/02 13:29:41
    Yes
    JessDeCristo
    IF you can afford Seattle Sutton's or other programs, YES. but, they don't come cheap. Your wallet's the one that's going to go into the emergency room.
  • MQ-American Values Again (AVA) 2013/02/02 09:25:37
    No
    MQ-American Values Again (AVA)
    +2
    At least not on sex nights ... I always feel hungry and happy after sex ... teehee
  • Rick MQ-Amer... 2013/02/02 22:43:43
    Rick
    +1
    Sex is good. : )
  • mitch MQ-Amer... 2013/02/03 01:44:37
    mitch
    +1
    Thanks for sharing.. cartoon blushing
  • MQ-Amer... mitch 2013/02/03 22:30:58
    MQ-American Values Again (AVA)
    +1
    Hey Mitch .. how's my friendly ghost doing these days? Good to see you sweet friend ... all kinds of snacks today .. gettin' ready for the game ... here ya go ... the wings are really good .. and there's plenty of 'um... I'll share...
    bbq wings
    Go Ravens!
  • clasact 2013/02/01 23:08:11
    Yes
    clasact
    I try to never eat after 8pm anyway
  • jabberwocky 2013/02/01 20:39:03
    No
    jabberwocky
    1) I don't need to lose any weight
    2) I eat snacks when I'm hungry, the purpose of food is to get rid of hunger. Obviously.
  • Lillsista 2013/02/01 08:58:41
    No
    Lillsista
    Only if they quit making ice cream!
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2013/02/01 08:31:14
    No
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    Nope!
  • s2k 2013/02/01 04:43:55
    Yes
    s2k
    Try to
  • Cookie Monster 2013/02/01 00:35:51
  • Anna 2013/02/01 00:01:53
    No
    Anna
    Not if I'm starving.
  • the spoiler 2013/01/31 23:50:46
    No
    the spoiler
    +1
    I eat a late night snack every night and I've been doing it for over 20 years. In 1968 I quit smoking I gained 10 lbs weighted 185, today I weight 184. I eat whatever and whenever I want, I just don't eat until I'm stuffed
  • Ozymandias 2013/01/31 22:07:35
    Yes
    Ozymandias
    You bet your sweet ass I'm going to stop snacking late at night.
  • Anna Ozymandias 2013/02/01 00:04:40
    Anna
    +1
    I wouldn't worry about it. I wouldn't feel good if I lost 22 lbs in 11 days or whatever.
  • Ozymandias Anna 2013/02/01 02:23:55
    Ozymandias
    Well you aren't supposed to lose weight that fast anyway.
  • Anna Ozymandias 2013/02/01 02:56:06
    Anna
    +1
    Right. I try to lose about 1/5 of a pound every day. I've got a special scale. If you have any questions on weight loss needs, feel free to ask me. I'm not on here all day though.
  • Ozymandias Anna 2013/02/01 03:01:45
    Ozymandias
    Is Weight Watchers really the most effective and successful program?
  • Anna Ozymandias 2013/02/01 03:06:37
    Anna
    +1
    Older mothers often think so, but Consumer Reports and doctors online and such don't agree, so I think not. And it's probably not one the average person would stick to. Plus you go by points and not very many things at a store are rated, so, no.
  • Ozymandias Anna 2013/02/01 03:15:47
    Ozymandias
    Then what would you suggest? I need to drop about 50 pounds.
  • Anna Ozymandias 2013/02/01 03:38:43 (edited)
    Anna
    +1
    According to the internet, NutriSystem wins. I just eat stuff high in vitamin C, fiber and don't worry about my protein amount. I also have a couple cravings like Maranatha Almond Butter spread and Odwalla Banana nut bar, but I eat salads, maybe 1/2 a greek yogurt at a meal, applesauce without high fructose corn syrup or even sucralose and if I want a low calorie drink, I go for a Diet Snapple, or SoBe water and I don't eat canned fruit that has sucralose/Splenda in it, but nevertheless, I'll eat mangoes, Polar Strawberries (Polar is a brand) or mandarin oranges, Dole Pineapple and I'll even eat frozen fruit at times. If I want, say: 60% vitamin C per meal, I'll easily eat say 1 cup of frozen broccoli w/cheese Green Giant and 1/4 cup of canned pineapple or something, and the can will last me double the servings it says it will then. I often buy enough for several days-a week or about $6-20 worth depending on what I buy. V8 has some lower calorie juices like peach mango and strawberry banana. 1/4 cup supplies 25% vitamin C if that's how you want to do it. I'll be eating apricots soon.
  • Ozymandias Anna 2013/02/01 03:45:44
    Ozymandias
    Well I just might look into that one then. Thanks for your input. That's very helpful.
  • Anna Ozymandias 2013/02/01 03:47:08
  • Anna Ozymandias 2013/02/01 04:06:03
    Anna
    +1
    I even buy these. Trust me, at 40 calories apiece, you can't fail: http://cpub.s3.amazonaws.com/...
  • Joachim 2013/01/31 20:41:43
    Yes
    Joachim
    Since I stopped eating anything after 7 p.m. I've lost over 70 pounds and am still losing. If I don't eat after 7 p.m. I wake up with a healthy appetite for breakfast, the most important meal of the day. If I do eat a late-night snack, I wake up with a stomachache.

    The experiment described here, though, doesn't have anything to do with eating late at night or with snacking. It has to do with when people eat lunch.
  • Billy the kid 2013/01/31 20:37:29
    Yes
    Billy the kid
    +4
    I suppose I could lose a couple of pounds... very fat man raiding fridge

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