How often have you been told to stop eating after 6 or 8 p.m if you want to lose weight? That's the most silly advice I have ever heard of! Losing weight actually requires that you consume less energy than you burn, and meal timing has no influence on that.
If you overeat during the day makes no difference to overeat at night, extra calories are extra calories, seems quite logical , doesn't it? The same goes when you overeat in just one meal but stick to your diet plan for the rest of your day.It just doesn't work like that! Research has shown that there are no metabolic advantages to eating fewer or greater meals per day. Meal patterns don't actually accelerate weight loss, they can even predispose people to overeat and so fail to lose weight.
Now you may be shocked when I tell you that studies have shown that eating larger meals later in the evening can result in losing more fat without losing too many muscles.
Personally I prefer to eat smaller meals in the evening but therefore bigger meals for breakfast and lunch. If your schedule or lifestyle allows you to eat larger meals in the evening, no need to panic! It won't get in the way of hitting your goals!
Here's a smart advice, instead of trying to tough it out for hours and hours with no food in the evening, plan your meals so you can eat on a schedule that you like while maintaining a caloric deficit, and I promise you that you will lose weight!
It's not about when you eat, it's about WHAT and HOW MUCH you eat!
I wish you a great rest of the week, talk to you soon!