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August 10, 2005

Will You Get Fat From Eating At Night?

Do our bodies process calories differently after dark? Will you pack on the pounds in the form of fat if you eat at night?

There is a misconception that it's not the number of calories we eat, but when we eat them that makes us fat. However, just the opposite is true. Our bodies need a certain number of calories, and it doesn't matter when they receive them or whether the calories come in the form of food or beverages.

Weight loss will always come from eating fewer calories than your body burns throughout the day -- and night. But there are some problems that can arise from eating late at night, and they can lead to excess calories and weight gain.

Starving yourself all-day and gorging at night can lead to weight gain. By skipping meals or going longer than four to five hours without eating, you set yourself up to overeat when you finally do eat. So plan your day with three meals and at least one or two snacks.

When eating at night, people tend to dive into chips, cookies, ice cream, chocolate and other high calorie foods and beverages. The result is likely to be an excess of calories that leads to weight gain. Instead, choose fruits, vegetables, and other low-calorie foods for your nighttime snacks.

You should also know that there are certain night eating sleep disorders that may thwart your weight loss efforts. Symptoms of Night Eating Syndrome are a ravenous appetite in the evening followed by insomnia and a loss of appetite in the morning. Nocturnal Eating Syndrome is defined as eating after you have gone to bed.

If you think you may have some of these symptoms, talk to your physician and ask for a referral to a sleep-disorders treatment center. Help is available.

And remember, it's not when you eat -- it's what you eat and what you wash it down with. Don't forget to drink a lot of water. Drinking water flushes fats out of your system as well as increasing your metabolism. Instead of soft drinks or powdered drink mixes that are loaded with chemicals and sugar, I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored and break the routine even more by adding a little unsweetened cranberry juice. Click here to order stevia powder.

Thank all of you for your patronage. Have an excellent day.

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.

All Natural Sugar Free Awesome Low Carb Thai Turkey Wraps with Dipping Sauce
Serves: 15
Carbs Per Serving: 6g
Calories Per Serving: 135g

Protein Per Serving: 8g

Fats Per Serving: 3g

Prep Time:<25 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

1 Egg -- Beaten
1/2 Cup Water Chestnuts -- Chopped
1/3 Cup Crushed Pork Rinds Or Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Green Onion -- Finely Chopped
1 Tbs. Soy Sauce
1 Tbs. Lemon Juice
2 Tsp. Ginger Root -- Fresh, Grated
½ Tsp. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
¼ Tsp. Chili Oil -- Or A Dash Of Ground Hot Pepper
¼ Tsp. Salt
24 Ounces Ground Turkey -- Raw
12 Whole Lettuce Leaves

Dipping Sauce:
3 Tbs. Fish Sauce (Nam Pla Or Nuoc Mam)
¼ Cup Lemon Juice
1 Tbs. Chopped Cilantro
2 Tsp. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1 Tbs. Soy Sauce
½ Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
½ Tsp. Dark Sesame Oil

Combine first 11 ingredients and mix with hands.
Shape into 12 4 x1-1/2 x 3/4" logs.
Grill, broil or pan fry until juices run clear, turning once.

Serve with leaves, garnishes, and dipping sauce.
At table, each log is to be wrapped in leaf along with garnishes of choice, and dipped.

Garnish as desired: fresh cilantro sprigs, bean sprouts, shredded red and green bell pepper, shredded carrots.

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