True or False? Late night eating makes you fat. FALSE.WHAT you eat – and how much – is far more important than WHEN you eat. There is no magic time of day (or night) for when your body decides to store food as fat. If you tend to overindulge late at night, however, it’s the extra calories that can sabotage your weightloss efforts, not the hour they’re consumed. For some people, eating late at night also can interfere with good sleep. I personally always eat a small protein rich snack right before bed. Cottage cheese, protein shake, egg whites, low-fat greek yogurt, handful of almonds or a small scoop of nut butter. Bottom line: Calories are calories, no matter what time of day or night you eat them.