According to recent research, a study of overweight and obese people enrolled in a five-month weight loss program found that “late eaters,” who eat their biggest meal after 3pm lost significantly less weight and took longer to lose it, as compared to people who ate their main meal before 3pm.
According to a research, people who eat late before sleeping or eat heavy after the sunset are likely to gain more weight than a usual person. They can develop obesity related diseases very quickly and can develop stomach related diseases as well.
And also we should not just lie or sit after eating, because our bodies aren’t designed to eat a big meal and collapse on the couch afterwards, we should walk a bit before relaxing. The benefit of eating early is that it helps us digest our last meal very quickly and is not going to effect on health. Since the stomach takes about 3 hours to empty itself, waiting at least this amount of time before laying down or sleeping is a good idea. Since your brain takes about 20 minutes to register a full stomach, you’ll likely overeat before you even know you’re full. If this happens more than a couple nights a week, it could lead to weight gain.
The health benefits of having an early dinner does not result only in weight loss. There are other health benefits too like:
- Better sleep
- Weight loss
- More time for digestion
- Good intake of food
- Having more Energy
- No Heart related diseases
- Feeling light waking in the morning