Don't eat after 8 p.m. to lose weight?

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Question from Hockey Mom: I was told not to eat anything after 8 p.m. if I wanted to keep the weight off. Is that really true?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. Ideally, calories in equals calories out over a 24-hour period. However, I do think that snacking after supper is a huge, unintended source of extra calories — and unappreciated calories in the big picture. So, if that's a weakness, I think that's a good self-strategy to not eat after you've already had your supper.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Nutrition Through the Holidays. Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answered your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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