Is 9pm too late for dinner?

Is 9pm too late for dinner?

The benefits of eating dinner early

It’s 9pm. Do you know where your dinner is? For many of us, the answer is “no.” We’re too busy working, commuting, and taking care of our families to cook a nutritious meal from scratch. But does that mean we should just give up and order takeout? Or worse, go to bed hungry? Of course not! There are plenty of easy, healthy recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. In this blog post, we will share some of our favorite quick and healthy dinner recipes that will help you get on the right track. ###

The drawbacks of eating dinner late

1. The drawbacks of eating dinner late

If you're used to eating dinner at the same time every night, then eating dinner late can throw off your whole routine. This can disrupt your sleep schedule and make it more difficult to get up in the morning. Additionally, eating dinner late can lead to indigestion and heartburn. Eating a big meal right before bed can also exacerbate acid reflux and negatively impact your sleep quality.

1. The drawbacks of eating dinner late

If you regularly find yourself eating dinner later than 7 pm, you may be inadvertently putting your health at risk. Late-night dinners can disrupt your body’s natural circadian rhythms, which can lead to weight gain, insomnia, and even depression.

Late-night eating also means you’re more likely to indulge in unhealthy comfort foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. So if you’re looking to improve your health, it’s best to stick to an earlier dinner time.

How to make the most of your evening meal

If you're like most people, dinner is your largest and most nutrient-rich meal of the day. But if you're trying to lose weight or improve your health, you may be wondering if eating dinner later in the evening is a good idea.

The answer isn't always simple, as there are pros and cons to consider. On one hand, eating a larger meal earlier in the day could help increase your metabolism and give you more energy to burn throughout the day. On the other hand, eating a big meal right before bedtime could lead to weight gain and disrupt your sleep.

So what's the best time to eat dinner? It ultimately depends on your lifestyle, goals, and preferences. If you have an active lifestyle and prefer to eat a larger meal in the evening, then doing so shouldn't have a negative impact on your health. However, if you're trying to lose weight or watch your calorie intake, you may want to consider eating a lighter evening meal or moving dinner up earlier in the day.

Assuming you're referring to dinner as the main meal of the day, there are a few things you can do to make the most of your evening meal. First, try to cook at home rather than eating out. This way, you can control the quality and quantity of the food you're consuming. Second, make sure to include a variety of nutrient-rich foods on your plate, such as lean protein, vegetables, and whole grains. And lastly, don't forget to enjoy your meal! Take time to savor the flavors and textures of the foods you're eating, and focus on the company you're sharing the meal with.


No definitive answer exists to this question since everyone has different schedules and preferences. Some people may find that 9pm is too late for dinner, while others may be perfectly happy eating a late dinner. If you're worried about getting hungry later in the evening, you could always have a light snack before bedtime. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what works best for your schedule and appetite.


  1. SLP September 24, 2012
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