+169 Eating before going to bed at night is bad but it's hard to fall asleep with empty stomach, amirite?

by Anonymous 7 months ago

Eat a couple of hours before bed. Your body won't have fully digested it after a couple of hours so your stomach won't be too empty or too full. Or you can have a light snack before bed. Just keep it small, and easy to digest.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I like sleeping in a fasted state more than on a full stomach

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I didn't feel that way when I was on the Keto diet. I deeply missed that comatose feeling after eating h a massive bowl of pasta.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Nothing worse than feeling bloated when going to sleep. I hate it

by Anonymous 8 months ago

You would have to be serial killer to enjoy bloated gut.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Bowl of cereal just before bed I've done since a kid stave off the hunger till morning then it's a good sized bowl of protein porridge 😋

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I want to hear more about this protein porridge.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Are you sure?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Go look it up then lol....

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I like to eat some walnuts, roasted pumpkin seeds and cottage cheese before bed.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

This sounds delicious!

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Every body is different. If you need a snack to sleep, eat one and go to sleep. Labeling everything good or bad has gotten out of hand unfortunately.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

It isn't bad unless you get an upset stomach. Eat whenever you want.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I dont think its bad?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

not with that username.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Yeah I'm unsure exactly what about it is "bad"

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I think its your body will not digest it as well as if you were awake, making you retain more calories or lose potential calories. Eitherway its not a bad thing.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

It has nothing to do with retaining or losing calories. The only reason it's not recommended is because you may not sleep well if you're susceptible to indigestion or acid reflux.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Oh, i sleep the best on a full tummy lol

by Anonymous 8 months ago

The problem is not eating before bed(unless you get indigestion or similar issues), it's what most people eat before bed. Most people don't eat a healthy salad before bed. They tend to eat food that isn't as good for us before bed.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Oh. I eat bad all the time sadly.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

same here. I'd rather have a slice of pie before bed rather than a healthy salad.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Pie is soo good

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Dont you actually digest food faster while asleep? If it doesnt, The stomach doesn't just turn off.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

A good night's sleep is more important than doing the absolute ideal thing It's impossible to sleep hungry for me

by Anonymous 8 months ago

It's not bad to eat before going to bed.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

You don't need to eat much. A banana. Or a cup of almond milk. I discovered that watermelon is surprisingly filling.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I totally understand the struggle, but I try to have a light snack if I can't fall asleep on an empty stomach.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Same. The human body is ironic in this regard. That snack are calories not really needed

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Not true - you burn calories in your sleep and if you are in a deficit going into sleep it can affect sleep quality. You don't want to digest a 24oz ribeye but you don't want to be fasted.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

It's not bad. That's a myth. Eating a huge breakfast first thing in the morning is usually bad.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Nearly every time I'm trying to sleep, my stomach growls. I can't win.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I'm up two times a night anyways so I gave up on the no food before bed a long time ago.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

That's why you have to go the "middle way". If you eat 3 - 5 hours before bedtime you won't be that hungry (otherwise you have an eating problem).

by Anonymous 8 months ago

I sleep to not be hungry when I wake up idk how that works but it does

by Anonymous 8 months ago