7 Reasons you should not Overeat at Evening or Night!

Overeating at any time is generally very unhealthy. Most often, the ugly consequences are less obvious than should be the case. For good health, there are a number of reasons you should not overeat in the evenings or night.

There are certain times that over eating will not do as much damage as at other times. There is therefore, a certain period of time that one must avoid over eating as one would avoid a leper. What is such a time?

Evenings ornight!

Never over eat in the night or late evening.

Most unfortunately, this is about the time most people will over eat. Why?

For a number of people, having finished a successful or stressful day’s business, it is now time to go and refresh and relax. Snacks, drinks and even food may accompany such relaxation. Soon after, they are at home. It will now be time for supper. By the time they are done, it will only take about 20 minutes to realize that they have overeaten.

For some people, having taken some snacks late afternoon, they may want to shift eating the supper till late evening. But the truth is that the extra food is highly not needed and unnecessary. The result of such disposition is overeating!


Seven Reasons you should not Overeat at Night!

  1. You do not need that extra during the period

Night is the period in which activities are highly reduced for most people. It may not be right to say that it is the time of inactivity but it is closely so. Therefore, the extra food that makes one to overeat is very much not necessary at this period. In fact, this is the major cause of overweight and obesity. In view of the problems associated with overweight, it is not worth taking the chances of overeating in the evening or night.

  1. It over Labors some Organs

All the organs involved with digestion will need a good rest as we sleep in the night. This is particularly needful, seeing they have been seriously at work during the day as they digest the entire food intake.

Over eating at night makes the organs to continue working when they should be at rest. Such continuous over labor is highly unhealthy for the organs. Over working the organs is responsible for organs failures such as kidney failure, heart failure, liver failure, etc.

  1. Leads to Lowered Productivity

It leads to lowered productivity. How? Usually, overeating around the night causes insomnia. As a result, the person wakes up the next day still having a need to sleep. In such a state, the persons’ productivity will be lowered greatly because he is dull. This alone is a good reason not to overeat at night or evening for any person that wants to make a significant progress.

  1. Makes you to wake up feeling hungry.

When one over eat in the evening or at night, the blood sugar level rises and drops after a while. This drop in the blood sugar level causes a feeling of hunger. As a result, the person wakes up feeling hungry early in the morning even when there is enough reservation to carry him a number of hours or even days.

  1. It gives the person weight

Recall that food is fuel that the body burns to give us energy, healing and health. Since the night is a period of reduced physical activities, the energy coming from the food is not being utilized. Therefore it is stored in the body and consequently converted to fat.

The fat leads to increased body weight and often is very unhealthy. Overweight leads to a number of complications such as cancer risk, mood disorders, hypertension, liver disease, reproductive disorders, diabetes etc

  1. Leads to poor quality sleep

A healthy sleep is medicinal. It heals, it refreshes. After a healthy sleep, one should be able to wake up feeling strong and refreshed.

Overeating at night leads to poor quality sleep, waking up tired and exhausted.

One wakes up highly poorly refreshed because the organs that should have been ‘resting’ were wide ‘awake’ doing the extra job of digestion.

If you wake up some morning feeling exhausted, poorly refreshed and disorganized, look back at the time you had your supper and the quantity of food you had.

Also associated with such poor refreshing sleep is the fact that one’s head feels like it has been beaten with rubber hammer.

  1. Leads to Aging Fast

All things being equal, it is right to assume that the person whose work is less stressful will look younger than the one whose work involves lots of stress.

For the individual who has formed the habit of allowing his organs to over labor every night, the one will likely age faster than would have been the case in the absence of the extra stress.

Are you looking a little older than your age? Look backward. Look back to your eating pattern and make adjustments as is necessary


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The Second Biggest Preventable Cause of Cancer You May Not Be Aware O

The first biggest preventable cause of cancer is widely known. What is it? Smoking!  But what is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer today? Not so many people know the answer as revealed in an article titled: The public doesn’t know obesity causes cancer, and that’s really worrying.


Before I go further, let me tell you that studies have confirmed that overweight or obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer.

The good news is that, the biggest and second biggest cause of cancer, are both preventable. This implies that by conscious choices, one can prevent both- smoking and overweight.

Not long ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a report establishing that there is now strong evidence linking body weight to even more cancer types than was previously believed to be. The agency through the research now establishes that overweight can be linked to a total of 13 types of cancer.

What is Overweight?

What is overweight and what evidence is there to show that overweight actually may cause cancer?

Before answering this question, it is important to point out that although cancer risk is increased in people who are overweight, this does not necessarily imply they will definitely develop cancer. A number of different factors will affect the risk of cancer. These factors include whether the individual smoke, how much alcohol the individual drinks, the individual’s genes disposition

So back to the question on who is regarded as overweight?

A person may be regarded as underweight or overweight based on a statistical measure. This statistical measure uses the weight of a person in relation to the individual’s height to determine if a person is underweight or overweight. This is calculated by dividing one’s weight in kilograms by the square of one’s height in meters and used as an indicator of obesity and underweight. This measure is called body mass index (BMI)

Mathematically, BMI =Bodyweight/square of height (kg/m2)

Below is how BMI relates to weight.

Having a BMI of below 18.5 means a person is underweight.

A BMI of l18.5 – 24.9 implies a normal, healthy weight.

 A BMI of over 25kg/m2 is overweight.

While having a BMI of 30 means a person is obese.

For a BMI of 40 and above,  is a case of morbid obesity.

For most adults, BMI is a fairly accurate measure of weight – unless you are among the few who are carrying a lot of muscle, like professional athletes.

The report by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH) shows that there seems to be a direct proportionality between BMI and cancer. This implies that the higher a person’s BMI is, the higher their risk of having cancer.  Another report also shows that the position where we carry fat also play a role. The people who carry fat particularly around their stomachs are at an higher risk compared to people who carry fat around their hips.

What types of cancer are affected by overweight?

Being overweight, just like smoking, affects a number of types of cancer.  The report by the NIH shows that being overweight increases the risk of many different types of cancer.

In addition to the most common types of cancer, such as the breast and the colon cancer, overweight also causes other types of cancer. The effect weight has on each type of cancer is complex. And the effect is particularly strong in womb cancer. Report on overweight, obesity and endometrial cancer risk factors have shown  that obese women have about twice the risk of developing womb cancer compared to women who are a healthy weight.

Below are a list of the types of cancer associated with overweight.

Breast cancer
Bowel cancer
Kidney cancer
Pancreas cancer
Liver cancer

More types of cancer affected by overweight are:

Upper stomach


How really does overweight increase cancer risk?

How really does carrying extra weight causes cells to become cancerous? Researchers are still on-going and are trying to figure out exactly how.

Meanwhile, it is believed that the extra fat resulting from the extra weight releases extera hormones and other growth-promoting signals around the body. The extra weight or fat also causes inflammation. Each of these actions and reactions has an effect on how the body cells divide. The extra hormones and growth factors signals the cells to divide more often.

It is strongly suspected that these changes in cell divisions are most likely behind the increased risk of cancer in overweight people.

The Implications

Having knowledge is good, but utilizing knowledge is better. Knowing that cancer risk is increased by overweight implies that everyone should do his or her best to maintain a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is possible if we control the calorie intake and burn off the extra energy through activities.

This is where healthy lifestyle comes in. Apart from maintaining a healthy weight, a healthy lifestyle that takes care of the other factors that cause cancer should be adopted and optimized.

Adopting healthy lifestyle of avoiding smoke, eating and drinking healthy should be a daily routine. Remember that cancer can take a long while to manifest.

Also, do remember that although cancer risk is increased in people who are overweight, this does not mean they will all definitely develop cancer. However, it is safer to stay on the healthy side.







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