Problems associated with eating late at night.
It’s the worst thing to do! Eating at night just before going to bed. Having suffered from an acute gastric in the past I used the doctor’s advice as an excuse to eat late at night before going to bed. According to his medical advice, I was supposed to eat small meals several times instead of three meals a day to avoid cravings and pains, moreover it was better to do it that way because of the pills I was taking. After treatment even when I was healed I still kept eating late to avoid stomach pain in the middle of the night.
For several years I have done that and experienced cravings every morning at 5am. The craving was so painful that the only relief was to run to the kitchen to eat something. It became a habit to have food at 5 o’clock in the morning to relief stomach pain.
Then one day I simply decided to have dinner at 6pm and went to bed as usual at night. The next morning I woke up healthier and was quite surprised to see that I did not have any craving. “That was not normal” I thought as I was so used to the pain in the morning. That night I had my dinner again at 6pm and experienced the same healthy effect the next morning.
I realised that I was doing a wrong thing to eat late at night. All the bloated feeling, tiredness, heaviness I experienced was due to the fact that I was eating late at night because all this disappeared and I was healthier.
Food is good and tasty but it might be harmful also if we choose to eat at the wrong time.
Reasons why we should not eat late at night.
One common problem associated with eating late at night is indigestion. The digestion process is slow and the enzymes cannot properly break down food so it remains in the stomach and produce acidity. Too much acidity in the stomach rots the food, we then experience bloated feeling and gas. It’s worst when we eat fatty food which is hard to break down, we burp and fart causing discomfort to ourselves, sometimes it’s so bad that we end up throwing up.