Once I stopped by my aunt Olga’s house (can you tell my family is Russian?) in the late afternoon to drop some things off. We started chatting and it was nearing 5:30. “Are you staying for dinner Dasha? I have to eat before 6pm, it’s this diet I’m on…I can’t eat anything past 6pm”…..
Have you heard of this “6/7/8/9pm diet”? Restricting you of when you have to stop eating for the day?
There is no scientific evidence that eating past a certain hour or at a certain hour will make you gain weight. Weight gain occurs when you eat in caloric surplus.
Ex. If my maintenance calories for the day was 2,000. It doesn’t matter if I ate 10 200 cal meals throughout the day, just in 2 meals, all at midnight, or all at 3:48pm.
There’s no point in changing when you eat, it’s about what you eat and how much of it.
I eat between 500-1000cals every day around midnight and don’t have any problems. Why? Because the time of day doesn’t matter.
Eating past a certain hour isn’t the problem, overeating is.