Fruits at night??

Fruits - Orange and Banana
South Korea
March 7, 2011 9:30am CST
Well actually I'm starting to control my eating habits and loose some weight at the same time too, coz i know I can be eating for hours if I don't control. I don't eat anything after 7pm usually, but sometimes if i get hungry, I eat fruits like bananas and oranges. Ok now can you guys tell me if that is good?? I mean I'm trying to loose some weight, so is it good to eat fruits at night before sleep?? Do i have any chances of gaining weight because of that?? Thanks^^
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@wiggles18 (2522)
• Canada
7 Mar 11
I aet fruit at night, as well as other things like nuts, seeds, meat; and I managed to lose a lot of weight in that month(with exercise of course). It matters more of what you eat and not so much when you eat it. I frown upon eating grains, processed stuff, and milk products. I don't really think the time of day affects how your food is metabolized as much as people hype it up to.
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• South Korea
8 Mar 11
wow seriously?? so you mean i can eat the amount of food i desire but i have to exercise in order to loose weight?? I don't really like nuts and seeds but do love milk and ice creams
@wiggles18 (2522)
• Canada
8 Mar 11
Not all the "types" of food you desire, but the healthy ones, yes. You don't "have" to exercise to lose weight, but you really "should"; along with eating healthier it is the best way to do it, and best for your body. I ate as much "healthy" food as I wanted when I trained a lot (around 4000+ calories a day: quite a lot of food, because healthier food has less calories per portion); but, I did train a lot, and I mean a lot- probably more than the average person would be able to even fit in their day, let alone be able to do. Remember, you can't eat as much as you want- you can't just sit down and eat 15 apples in front of the TV or something like that... But, when you eat healthy, you can eat more than you were before, portion-size-wise.
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• South Korea
12 Mar 11
I really like the way you response to posts, i mean you explain every thing like really detailed. That helps a lot. And thanks for the response. I do exercise but i don't know if I eat healthy. And wow did you exercise that hard just to be fit?? Amazing =)
@shia88 (4578)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 11
Hi, Eating fruit is good for our health.Since you plan to lose some weight,addinf fruits into your diet plan is definitely a great choice. I don't see any problem eating fruits at night,sometimes I do feel hungry at night,and I just grabbed banana to fulfill my hunger. The best thing to lose weight is doing an exercise and having a diet menu everyday. Reduce your food consumption.
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• South Korea
8 Mar 11
Yep I do exercise every day for 2 hours. But i don't know about food though. I eat a lot of junks and am absolutely in love with fried chicken I don't know how to stop. Anyway thanks for the response. I'm glad eating fruits at night wont cause me any harm. Have a good day..
• United States
7 Mar 11
Supplementing diets with fruits is great, but I do not eat them at night. If I am short of going to bed the fruit would raise my energy and hence not allow me to sleep. Something about fruits for me that raise my energy level then drops me like Valium. I personally will have a bowl of cereal at night which normally is Special K, this not only is trans fat free it is healthy and yummy for me!
• South Korea
8 Mar 11
That is exactly what coffee does to me. You eat Special K?? Does it work?? I have finished 2 boxes already and it doesn't seem to work on me. And honestly I don't like the taste of it that much.
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
Actually we don't get flavored Special K in the mart where I usually go to, just the plain one. So did you take 2 bowls of Special K everyday. I mean did you follow it strictly?? And did you just do it for 2 weeks or for how long?? I hope you don't mind answering my questions coz I'm thinking of starting it again, the diet i mean =D
• United States
12 Mar 11
Yes I did follow the pattern as it has stated but I also exercised which also helped. I did follow strictly and to date, because my metabolism increasing I am able to eat just about anything, although I do at times supplement, like instead of my ultimate favorite of thousand island dressing I may instead use vinegrette. I may at times skip the mayonaise, anything I know is high in trans fat. I do not mind answering your questions at all, best of luck.
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
Good luck in your goal! ^_^ I haven't heard someone every complained of gaining weight from eating fruit at night, but I know that fruit contains a lot of fiber and helps out clean your body which causes you to loose weight. I eat fruits before eating any food at all. It just hard to fight old bad habits on my part tho' heheh!! :D
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
You have a good habit. I don't have exact time for eating fruits though. I eat them only when I want to. Thanks for the response.
• Philippines
13 Mar 11
Hey, I tried to eat fruit atnight turns out it cleanses your stomach so by morning I went straight to the bathroom haha!!! :)
• South Korea
14 Mar 11
I know right . It works like magic lol
9 Mar 11
i eat all the time no matter what time it is. i have put weight on the past 2 years which is a good thing as i was so skinny, now i have a body
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
Hey that's good for you if you wanted it to be that way . I'm glad for you :)
12 Mar 11
yes, i was extremely skinny, you could see my hip bones and the bones at the top of my chest. now i have curves
• South Korea
14 Mar 11
That is so great. I used to have curves, but now I'm trying to get them again. So glad you love your body now. Enjoy ;)
@jazel_juan (15752)
• Philippines
7 Mar 11
I do the same..try to control eating hahaha though it is hard but i have been successful lately, been losing weight now. Anyways, yes do eat fruits but a friend of mine advised and take this on me, she really did loose a lot of weight, back in college she was just so chubby all flabby! but now she is soo slim and sexy! all she did was take on more veggies and fruits and no meat at all and no rice at all...she said that if you would feel hungry at night, do not eat bread, just fruit. but if you will eat a fruit only eat one banana, yes just one, medium one, or one apple or one orange and nothign else! it is so hard but she said you will eventually get used to it goodluck to both of us hehhe
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
Wow that is so cool. i'll definitely start doing this (though i love meat a lot. especially fried chicken ). i wanna loose weight so bad and summer is slowly approaching too. So Ok, is it no rice at all even at day time? and just fruits and veggies no matter it's day or night?? Is it correct?? Wow does sound hard but will definitely give it a try. Thanks a lot jazel_juna. Have a good day. And good luck to us. WE CAN DO IT =D
@jazel_juan (15752)
• Philippines
13 Mar 11
you can cut it off slowly thatgirl...not drastically or you might starve yourself..why not cutting down into one rice per meal..and then half rice..to no rice. because it might make you weak..
• South Korea
14 Mar 11
Yeah I think I'll follow that. Thanks =)
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
7 Mar 11
Fruit is a healthy choice, but it has calories too. I'm sure eating one banana or an orange isn't going to hurt you calorie wise...well, maybe the orange. I would worry about eating an orange at night because of the possibility of it causing heartburn.
• South Korea
8 Mar 11
Orange causes heart burn?? OMG really?? Right now is the season of oranges and that's what I've been eating at night these days =(
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
8 Mar 11
Oranges are acidic, so yes, they can cause heartburn and they can upset an ulcer. I've been eating oranges too, had really bad heartburn and while at the doctor's for a follow up on a kidney infection, he noticed I had an ulcer too. He banned oranges from my diet. If they're not causing you any problems, I wouldn't worry about it!
• South Korea
9 Mar 11
erm they aren't causing much problems as of now but maybe i should cut some amount of the intake though. And I really hope your health gets better soon. A good day to you..
@edsss17 (4397)
• Philippines
7 Mar 11
It is definitely good! What a coincidence.. I was just eating my midnight fruit snack until I pass by in this discussion.. Its good.. A good exercises, a good diet plans plus fruits = great and sexy body coming up!
• South Korea
8 Mar 11
YEs a coincidence indeed I do exercise but my diet plans aren't that good =( Hey a quick question: Can i eat fruits and sleep immediately or do i have to wait sometime and then sleep?? What do you do??
@edsss17 (4397)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
HMM! After I eat fruits, I do some stretches. Its like my little exercises that I used to do. Try to stretch your arms and legs after you eat those fruits and drink a lot of water.. I hope it works for you. CHEERS!
• South Korea
9 Mar 11
Hey thanks for the reply. Really appreciated it. Have an awesome day ^^
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
14 Sep 11
Fruits don't contain fat. So we won't get weight from eating fruits anytime of the day. I also eat some fruits in the evening when I am hungry. But a better time to eat fruits is in the morning.
• South Korea
16 Sep 11
Hey thanks for the response. So fruits won't make me fat regardless the time I consume them? That's good coz I am a big fruits junkie LOL
@febrigas (362)
• Indonesia
2 Jul 11
Dinner does make you fat, if appropriate portion. Eating fruit does not make you fat. Instead, eat fruit can add nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in the body. So, it does not matter if you eat any fruit at night, provided in accordance with the portions.
• South Korea
8 Jul 11
Hey thanks for the information :) Have a wonderful day!!
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
3 May 11
If you are physical active during the day, I mean really do work out, walking/ jogging for 30-40 minutes, you have the burning fat process going,it's okay to eat one fruit in the evening. But if not are doing any hard physical exercises during the day, it's better to have a vegetable like a carrot, broccoli, lettuce, cucumber in the evening.
• South Korea
3 May 11
Hey thanks for the infos. I have been lazy for quite a while now. Haven't been working out and stuffs but will start doing it again soon. Thanks and have a wonderful day!!
@SIMPLYD (91045)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
I think eating fruits at night is okay. Sometimes, when i would try to lose a pound or two, i would just eat pineapple ( the whole small sweet one) and drinks 2 glasses of water. Believe me, after 3 hours, i would go to the comfort room to defecate.
• South Korea
16 Mar 11
Awesome I think i should give that a try too. Thanks.
@Ritchelle (3795)
• Philippines
14 Mar 11
i was able to lose and maintain my current weight by not only eating fruits at night but by substituting any processed carbs like rice or bread with fruit during every meal. try it. you'd feel full faster and longer. plus craving for sweets would disappear because you'd get the sweetness we all love in many fruits. that's the surest and fastest way to lose and maintain a nice weight.
• South Korea
14 Mar 11
i don't like bread but i need to reduce the amount of rice i take. i love fried rice a lot . but anything for a great body and a good health lol. thanks for the infos. have a great day.
@youless (104244)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Mar 11
If I have a fruit, usually it will be at night after dinner. As this is the most convenient time for me to have the fruit. I think it is OK. We think it can be helpful to have the fruit after dinner. I love China
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
Hey thanks for the response. And I've never been to China but I think I'll love it there. I have a few Chinese friends and they're so nice and i love them. I'm thinking on learning Mandarin pretty soon =)
• Philippines
10 Mar 11
eat water-filled fruits...you'll bother the loo for the night, but you will feel good inside in the morning... skip thebanana, it is a total meal. have it for lunch and you will see how full you would fill after having it, with water, or juice, or milk, much better. :}
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
Thanks =)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
Hi it's okay if you eat fruits at night; fruits are good for our body and if it's good for our body, this means good for our health too. You can even eat fruits alone for a month if you like to loose weight. If you want to replace a protein diet with a fruit, eat avocados; for a carbo, you can replace it with banana and for vitamins and mineral, eat apples, oranges and so on and so forth. There's nothing bad in fruits. Good luck.
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
hey thanks for the response and the informations. Much appreciated. Have a good day and a good weekend.
@staria (2781)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
Fruits are healthy foods. They are rich in vitamins good for the skin, eyes and your health over-all. As per your diet, I think it is highly recommended too if you want to lose weight, since fruits are high in fiber. Just watch over your intake of citrus fruits. If you are hungry and have not eaten anything yet, do not take a lot of citrus like oranges. This might cause your tummy to be sour and might develop ulcer.
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
Really?? I didn't know that fact about citrus fruits. Thanks for the info and the response. Have a good day.
• China
9 Mar 11
hey girl, I'm trying to lose weight too as you. I've gained over 3kg last winter and now it is March, I'm planning to lose 1.5kg at the end of March. Though it is not much but it seems to be very hard for me to lose weight. These days I'm controlling my every diet, for breakfast only a small bowel of porriage with some nuts or an apple or an egg. I'll have a light lunch which is usually some vegetables with a little rice. And for dinner only a cup of yogurt with a fruit. I tried to do some yoga at home learning from online programs. 20 min's exercise every day. But for the daytime I need to sit in the office for 9-10 hours with heavy work. So no chance to exerice. I constrained myself not to eat anything after 6pm or 7pm, even fruits. Still, it seems that I just controlled my current weight and losed only a slight portion. just 1kg for the past month:S
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
I've gained quite some weight too this winter. I am working hard on loosing them and more. I exercise almost 2 hours a day. Sometimes I don't coz I have other things to do :( Anyway I hope you loose the weight you want to soon. Good luck^^
@sql_cell (1429)
• Indonesia
8 Mar 11
My in-laws, once told me. If you are hungry at night, it's better to eat fruit. My in-laws say, eating too late, not good for health, because at night, our bodies do not move, and then sleep. This is not good.All you are doing, very good, and quite appropriate.
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
Thanks for the response =) I'm so glad it's not bad eating fruits at night.
@cmang83 (286)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 11
For me, have some fruits before sleep is good because fruit have a lot of fiber and it help in digesting. It's even good if you just take fruit as your dinner because we are encourage not to take heavy food as our dinner. I remember last time my friend feel likes don't want to eat for the whole week. I asked him to eat fruits only for few days especially dinner. He did it for 3 days and he was cure after that.
• South Korea
12 Mar 11
Yes fruits are healthy and tasty too. Thanks for the response.