537 W. Sugar Creek Road
Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: 704.921 7707

537 W. Sugar Creek Road
Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: 704.921 7707
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Weight Management Counseling and Support Services

Weight loss guidelines

What gets successful weight losers apart?

When you hit a weight loss plateau

How night eating correlates to weight gain

Diet and Nutrition

Dry beans: A Great source of nutrition

Nutrition Basics

Portion Size and Energy Density

The Risks of Inactivity

The Costs of Inactivity

The Protocols of a Successful workout

The Benefits of Exercises

You and Your Body

Exercise Specific Nutrition Needs

10 Energy Boosters

The Top 10 Dieting Tips

How late in the day is it safe to eat without having all the food turn to fat?

If eating in the evening causes weight gain, then it’s hard to explain the low incidence of obesity in European countries where dinner is rarely eaten before eight or nine o’clock. Even though you may be less active at night, you are still burning calories because your organs continue to work even while you sleep.

What matters for weight control is how the total calories you eat all day compares to the total you burn up. Studies have shown that if these totals balance out, people who eat in the evening do not gain weight. However, when evening eating is not due to hunger, but to boredom or stress, it often leads to eating more than is needed—and that will cause weight gain.

For many people, evening eating also means high-calorie “junk food,” rather than fruit or other foods low in calories and high in nutrients. These situations pose trouble at any time of day when the problem is inappropriate eating behavior, not the time at which it occurs.

Source: “Nutrition Wise” by Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN, American Institute for Cancer Research, www.aicr.org. Reprinted by permission.