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Old 10-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westminster, CO
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Welcome Sheri;
The 'rule' (which is really just a suggestion) that you don't eat after 8pm is aimed toward those with traditional schedules. You just need to apply your schedule. The intent of this is to not have you go to bed with food in your system. Since your body is burning the least amount of calories as you sleep your body will end up storing most of the calories, ingested just before bed, as fat instead of burning them off through your normal activities.

When do you eat currently and when do you sleep? If you eat when you get off work and then go directly to bed you might want to consider eating only complex carbohydrates (no white bread, sugar, white rice, processed foods) like vegetables or oatmeal and/or a lean protein source of meat, poultry, eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese or even a protein shake. Limit the size of this meal before bed to minimize the chance that any of the calories will be stored instead of burned.

Let us know if you have any more questions.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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