Is it okay to eat at night?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
My general rule is to avoid eating 2-3 hours before bedtime. So if you’re going to bed at 10, that means your last meal should end at 7 or 8. You want your body to have time to start burning off those calories before you hit the hay. And many of us tend to eat the sweet and salty foods at night that can really add the weight. Plus, eating late at night forces your body and brain to be digesting instead of resting.

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