Yes, there are health issues you can acquire if you develop the habit of eating after 8 pm.
Here they are:
1. Nighttime heartburn
The fact is, eating late nights maintains the busyness of your stomach. It continues to manufacture gastric acids in excessive proportions. Shortly after taking food, there’s a big chance the acids are forced into the lower esophageal sphincter. This will irritate the latter and will surely result in heartburn.
2. Troubled sleep
Research show that your eating habits can affect the quality of sleep. People who eat late can’t sleep deep. It’s because your stomach is still working hard to digest your food when you go to bed. Ideally, at bedtime, your stomach should be resting, recuperating. Sleep deprivation slows down metabolism that leads to quicker weight gain.
3. Weight gain
Research results proves there’s a relation between eating (especially huge meals) late in the evening and weight gain. Eating late causes the rising of triglyceride levels that can signal the body to store more fat to be used in producing energy. Since there’s almost nil physical activity in the evenings, the fats produced stay in the body and not be burned. This, obviously, results to weight gain.
When you eat beyond 8 p.m. you are most probably too hungry forgetting about caloric intake. Because you need to satiate yourself after the long gap from your last meal, you devour more food than needed. This ensures having stored fat in your system.
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