If you eat before going to bed at night, will you gain weight?
This was a question asked by 'Time Magazine', but their answer was half hearted and not complete.
Here in the zone everything is complete and thorough, even if it takes a few posts.
But this won't.
Will you gain weight if you eat before going to bed at night?.
The answer is yes and no, depending on what you did earlier in the day.
If you ran a marathon or worked 12 hours in the heat doing physical labor, or had a vigorous athletic competition earlier in the day, than your body will continue burning calories, repairing muscle tissue, even as you sleep, and the only weight that will be added to you is the weight of the food consumed, but you'll continue to burn calories even as you sleep.
The more repair needed to body, the more weight you will loose.
On the other hand if one sat around all day doing nothing, then eats a slice of cake and milk, and cookies before bed, then ye, expect to wake up about 3-4 pounds heavier as body has nothing to do with extra calories other than to store it as 'fat'.
So the answer is you may or may not gain weight depending on what activities preceded your late night snack and bed time, and of course the fat content of what you're eating.
If you're eating watermelon slices, obviously you're not going to gain weight, but if eating strawberry shortcake, than ye.
Just common sense stuff, no professionals needed.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2014 8:11:12 GMT -5 by X factor
It's amazing how quick body will resort back to pre workout conditions if you stop working out while continuing to or going back to consuming unhealthy foods.
Like in almost 1 week you can loose months of hard gain if you eat fast food, potato chips, soda or any artificially flavored drink, dairy, beer, wine ect.
In one week, your body will become it's old self, odd pains returns, sniffles, allergies, headaches and so forth.
If it was bad for you before, it's still bad for you, us.
But often times the trap we fall in is this.
'Well I'm in good shape now, so now body can handle some chocolate fudge'...no it can't.
In labs, sugar kills most mammals within minutes, hours or days.
Sugar is toxic to most mammals, expecially in the form humans digest it.
Here's my flaw, when at home I eat great, but when working, out and about, I resort to quick snacks; and potato chips seems to be my biggest vice.
And this week I went beyond chips and at a few sweet cakes, filled with everything that will send one to their grave early.
But they're packaged so neat, and cute, and looks so harmless.
Not to pick on Hostess, cause there's plenty of other brand cakes out there, that package their content more cleverly to make it look and appear 'light' and 'healthy'.
At least with hostess pies you know exactly what you're getting, eating a hostess fruit pie is like going to bed with the devil, but oh so good at the time.
Anyways back to original premise, and that is body will quickly resort back to pre workout state if we resort to pre workout eating habits and stop working out as much.
I just went to grocery store, and bought lots of fruit, vegitables (or however it's spelled), some fish, olives and a few other items.
And lately with every cooked meal Onions and garlic galor...ye baby!
I load up, take that toxins, bacteria!
Currently I'm using garlic from this brand right here, but normally would just buy fresh from produce section and chop it up myself and peel it, but I find this product to be convient, either way garlic is good for you.
If I weren't so lazy, when it comes to food, I'd pack a lunch daily, full of good stuff to snack on which would save me tons of money throughout the week, and help me avoid potato chips, which are my weakness.
You know you have the flu or strain of, when just mustering strength to get up from lay down position feels like you need a crane to assist.
And when you do get up, sit up, you just sit there, one step at a time.
Wondering what kind of punishment is being dished out on your body.
Then you get up, stumble across room to get something and bend over a bit and feel as if you're either going to pass out or vomit or both.
Nothing interests you when you're sick like this, nothing but basic survival foods, stuff. People on TV annoy you, social media annoys you, phone calls annoy you, neighbors annoy you.
And me particular, am not a Doctors office type of person.
Can't stand that environment, waiting rooms, waiting around with a bunch of unfit, revolving door patient types who wouldn't be there had they simply eaten better while younger and exercised regularly.
Not saying Doctors aren't nessisary, but if possible make appointment so you don't have to stumble around waiting room for hours to be seen, then sit in room for 30 more minutes ect.
And it also sucks when sick, ill, and sole income provider and have to get better or else.
That's a bad feeling when your health is the only line between prosperity and sleeping under a highway overpass.
Last Edit: Dec 13, 2014 18:23:23 GMT -5 by X factor
If I were older and physically weaker, and not already in shape, ye maybe, but so far, regardless of how sick I am, flu, strep throat ect...I never go to Doctor for anything.
Body always heals self, all I do is give it right ammo.
All a Doctor would do is waste my time and money, and tell me what I already know.
And prescribe some 'antibiotics'...which I don't need, body makes it on it's on.
I prefer natures anti bodies over synthetic ones.
The body just needs time to figure out what's going on, identify threat, then it's on. As long as you're eating right, or not eating wrong.
Don't get me wrong I'm still under the weather yet, but woke up knowing body had gained upper hand.
I've lost weight, I guess that part is always good.
While suffering with this Flu virus, here's what I ate.
1. Berries, berries and more berries (even bananas are considered berries believe it or not)
2. Fruit, fruit and more fruit...stay away from GMF apples at supermarkets, as in super large apples, the smaller ones are more potent, mans Genetically or hormone up produce lacks the potent healing power of natural produce.
3. Water, lots of water
4. Onions and vinegar...raw onions and vinegar.
And the last solid thing I really had to eat was yesterday...which was Liver and broccoli.
What I did not eat and absolutely stayed away from was.
1. Any milk or dairy products, to include cheese, dressings, sauces ect.
2. No chicken, or red meat
3. No sweets
4. And most importantly, at least for me, no Doctor.
Gold's Gym leg weights...I bought a pair from Walmart a few weeks ago, and so far am pleased with them. They're heavy when fully loaded, and that's how I wear them, fully loaded with all the weights.
And when you take them off, you find yourself walking like a Clydesdale horse...high stepping.
In that your legs feel light, like springs, cause mind, body, muscles gets use to resistance so that when you remove weights you feel 'lighter'...as if high stepping.
It's good for posture and just makes you walk better.
I give these leg weights a big thumbs up, whether Gold's Gym or any other brand, leg weights or ankle weights are a good idea if you want to improve stamina and walking posture and feel young and springy again.
Last Edit: Dec 22, 2014 20:12:13 GMT -5 by X factor