Is It Okay to Eat a Late Dinner?

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 12:33 am by

Hey y’all! I hope your weekend was FABULOUS! I’m still getting adjusted to being back in school (ummm still trying to figure out why I thought it would be okay to take 4 classes + 2 labs + still work full-time…say a prayer for me, please! Haha!)

A hectic schedule sometimes leaves you trying to squeeze things in (aka dinner) before bed. Ideally, I like to eat dinner around 6 or 7. That doesn’t always happen, though. I am with clients until 8:15 a few nights a week, which means dinner doesn’t get eaten until 9 or 9:15…dun dun dun.

Late Dinner
I used to be SO freaked out by eating dinner late. Like NO I don’t want to eat and then go to sleep because I’ll get fat. Well guess what? Sometimes you don’t really have a choice and it’s either 1. Eat dinner late or 2. Don’t eat dinner. I’ll go with option 1, thank you #hangry.

If you have to eat a late dinner DON’T PANIC! It happens to the best of us and we’re still reaching fitness goals and whatnot.

I do follow a few tips when I have a late dinner. I figured I would share them with y’all today (:

1. Keep it simple.

And by simple, I mean clean. When I have to eat a late dinner I try my best to eat some greens and lean protein. It satisfies my hunger without making me feel like a marshmallow afterwards.

2. Keep your portions under control.

It’s easy to completely stuff yourself late at night, because you’re probably starving after a long day, right? WELL plan ahead and try to have a nice size lunch if you’re having a late dinner, that way you don’t eat ALL the food at dinnertime.

3. Sit down and enjoy it.

Again – you’re starving, I get it. But take time to put your food on a real plate and sit down at the table and savor it. Don’t scarf it out of tupperware while standing at your kitchen counter. If you sit down and enjoy your food, you’ll most likely eat it slower, and get full faster, saving you from going back for snacks in an hour.

So don’t fret if you’ve got to eat dinner late a few nights a week – that’s life! And what do we do with life? We make it work!

xo, Jess


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  • dani says:

    Hi there, sorry this is a bit off topic but I have been following your blog for a while now and am always impressed by your energy and commitment. I have a question, do you have a morning routine? I’m trying to get into one because I’m always hitting snooze and wasting time in bed in the AM. What do your mornings look like and do you have a different routine over the weekends? Do you sleep in if you have a late evening the day before? Just wondering!

    Hope you are enjoying school(:

    • Glisten Fit says:

      Hi Dani! This gave me a great idea to film my morning routines (depending on the day) as a YouTube video! I’m gonna work on making that happen in the next few weeks! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

      xo, Jess

  • dani says:

    I’ll definitely be looking out for it. Thanks (:

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