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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 11: No eating past 9 PM


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30 Days to Summer Fit

Here at Fitbit, we’re all about making small changes to your everyday life. Whether you’re swapping in some healthy snacks or finding ways to fit more steps in throughout the day, it can add up to big changes over time. So today’s challenge, coming to you from Erica Steinz of Barry’s Bootcamp, is a simple one: No eating past 9 PM. Erica writes:

This is a big challenge for me, but it’s important to give your body a rest at night with your last meal ending by 9pm at the latest. This gives your body 10-12 hours of rest until breakfast in order to produce the proper hormones that help you sleep and metabolize food for energy instead of storing most of it as fat.

30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 11

If you tend to be a night-time snacker, try Jenny Slayton’s tip of having tea before bed instead (and definitely go for decaf!).

So try it tonight, or for the whole week, and let us know how you did in the comments or using #30DaysToSummerFit!

14 Responses leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    June 1, 2014

    GREAT TIP! Thanks for sharing! We all know this, but from now, I’m going to make it a lifestyle change! Thanks again!

  2. Maggie permalink
    June 1, 2014

    I agree with this concept. I have set 7:30pm as my time. A small thing I do to help me stick to this is get a bottle of water and turn off the kitchen light. No more fridge visits for the night.

    • Anonymous permalink
      July 1, 2014

      ill try the lights out idea its also a good reminder in case I unconsciencely wonder in the kitchen

  3. Sandy B permalink
    June 1, 2014

    Eating late is a big challenge for me since I am usually up late. Determination is the word I think of to get me got live up to this challenge.

  4. Lori permalink
    June 1, 2014

    What if you don’t get to workout until 10 or 11pm some nights? I try to have a bar or shake, or just a small dose of protein.

  5. June 1, 2014

    i have a 9-5 job and use the alarm on my fitbit flex to remind me to brush my teeth at 4pm to avoid snacking at my desk in that last hour of work.

  6. Jamie permalink
    June 1, 2014

    I used to work for a weight loss company and we told clients to brush their teeth when the snacking cravings started. There’s something about not wanting to eat with a nice clean mouth that works!

  7. Linda D permalink
    June 2, 2014

    Last pm snack usually fruit serving is 7:30 the latest. used to be a late night snacker of all junk but I found that in the morning I was dragging butt! Glad to see I made a smart decision.

  8. June 2, 2014

    I LOVE my Fitbit Flex! I don’t think I could live without it. It really helps keep me on track and I don’t even have to think about it. I do hope they come out with another one more similar to the Force though. It’s a shame that it didn’t work out. I was on the fence about buying it but since I already had the Flex I just held off. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next!

  9. June 2, 2014

    I try to stop eating as close to 7pm as possible, and never go past 8pm. :)

  10. izra permalink
    June 3, 2014

    with all this encouragement…..i will try to stop raiding the fridg after 10pm,…….after 8pm the fridg. stays closed!

  11. December 15, 2014

    I’M doing well so far, I lost over 40+ pounds since April of this year do to my heart was having trouble getting the blood to my brain and back to my heart, I was over weight, Depress and angry and mad with my self. Now I need surgery on my belly but no money. I will be there one day. I pray every day for everyone who is not happy with them self.

  12. Coleen permalink
    February 10, 2015

    I love having hot chocolate every night during the evening. Any idea’s to make it taste good and still be healthy

  13. Erik permalink
    February 26, 2015

    Eating carbs right before bed will make your body store them, but protein can be used. Just make sure it’s a healthy source of protein, or go with a good qualuty casein protein powder. It doesn’t take a lot because it digests so slowly.

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