You must have heard it once or twice from either nutritionally conscious people, nutritionists, medical practitioners or even bloggers, that eating late at night could be dangerous, even injurious to your health. Eating way before it is bed time is not really a way to make use follow rules, or eat on time, that our mothers love to put us through. It is actually a result of the love they have for us, and their desire that we remain healthy and become even healthier.
It has been said that cortisol, the hormone secreted when stressed, also causes midnight cravings. So, reducing your stress, might actually help you eradicate the issue.
Particularly, your body reacts not just to what you eat, but to what you eat it with, how you eat, and when you eat. This article will be zooming in on ‘when’ we eat. You will find some of the adverse effects of eating late at night, on your body as a whole in the body of this article, below.
You stand the chance of getting obese – Obesity, as common as it is, is not a pleasant condition. If you have any obese person that you are close to, you will definitely understand that it is a lot of stress and trouble being obese. There will be many things that you would like to do, that the condition won’t allow you to do. This in the end, affects your self-esteem, and might lead to depression. You never know from the start, but it is best to avoid it than to be caught up, and trying to get out.
You will begin to suffer insomnia – The body is wired in such a way that it is not expected to be doing any strong digestion around sleep time. So, when you eat late at night, your brain and other organs are awake, trying to process the food. If you eventually force yourself to sleep, you might wake up with constipation or indigestion. If you do not sleep, the consequences of insomnia will also set in. So choose wisely.
You will begin to have frequent blood sugar levels issues – This is actually quite interesting, because blood sugar level issues can make you have uncontrollable night, or midnight cravings. When the cravings get worse, it comes back to give more blood sugar levels problems, so that you can stay trapped in the midnight craving cell. The best thing to do, is to reduce your sugar intake, both day and night, then to remove night part of the intakes, to seal it up.
Sometimes, people cannot help but eat at night because they usually get very hungry at night. However, this can be directly linked to not eating enough in the day. One sure way to make sure you don’t get hungry at night, and to avoid these consequences, is to eat well in the day, and eat a lot of fibre in the evening. Health is wealth.