There’s usually something tantalizing in the fridge that has been staring at you since you got home from work. And lying awake at night just thinking of milk chocolate cake melting in your mouth……heck, there is no way you’re going to fall asleep for as long as you can think about it! So you pick at it, bit by glorious bit, convincing yourself that it doesn’t really count because you’re not eating with a fork. It doesn’t count if it’s not a sit down meal…..right? Wrong. It is not “bad” to eat late at night if need to – calories are still burned while you sleep, but it obviously will affect your waist line if you overeat. Of course these days there’s a label for everything, with midnight munchies called Night Eating Syndrome (NES) and characterized by morning anorexia (you have no appetite for breakfast), consumption of more than one-third of total daily calories after dinner and trouble getting to and/or staying asleep. According to a recent story published in Muscle and Fitness Magazine, NES can flare up during periods of stress, depression or severe dieting. If […]
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