The truth about eating after 8PM
Apparently, eating after 8PM won’t make you gain extra pounds, a British study said.
A study of British Journal of Nutrition said that there is no evident link between eating a meal after 8PM and obesity among children.
In the publication, researchers from the Kings College London studied the eating habits of more than 700 children aged -10 and 852 individuals aged 11-18, from a 5-year data from the Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme. The parents of the survey participants monitored their food intake, height and weight.
The results show that in both age brackets, eating between 2-8PM and 8PM and beyond has no evident association with the occurrence of obesity. The authors of the research said that the results were surprising because they were expecting that the later a child eats at night, the more likely obesity can occur.
Some studies claim that eating late in the evening will lead to extra, unwanted pounds because of inactivity during nighttime. However, in 2012, a review published by the Obesity Reviews also debunked this claim saying that late night eating habit doesn’t necessarily lead to weight gain, because this mainly depends on a person’s susceptibility to obesity.