Harvard Health Columns
Does Eating Late Make You Gain Weight?
For decades, eating late at night has been associated with weight gain. Remember the saying "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper"? Is it true? Studies in both animals and humans are helping us get to the bottom of this. While the results are not unanimous, most studies show that eating late in the day will, in fact, contribute to weight gain and other potential health problems.