What are the rules of eating after 8 p.m.?

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Question from Dawn: Is eating after 8 p.m. a no-no, or can you at least have fruit after 8 p.m.?
Answers - Melinda Irwin It depends on what time you wake up.
Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. Eating late at night tends to get people in trouble. If you're someone who needs a little something before bed then fruit is a good choice in small amounts.
Melinda Irwin This happens to me too, where I get hungry because I'm up late. If I floss and brush my teeth then I tend to not want to eat. It's kind of silly.
Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. Or drink lots of water.

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