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Cheryl Komline, RD, MS

Cheryl Komline, RD, MS
is the Public Health Nutritionist for the Bernards Township Health Department.
She  has more than 25 years experience in clinical dietetics
and nutrition education in hospital, community and college settings.


ckomline@bernards.org

direct number is 908-204-3069

Rebecca Zeltmann

Last updated Jul 21, 2010
Rebecca Zeltmann will complete her dietetic internship at the College of Saint Elizabeth in June 2010 and will sit for the Registered Dietitian exam later this summer. She has a prior degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration where she trained in foodservice and food preparation. She is passionate about teaching nutrition through cooking and believes that healthy food can be not only easy to prepare, but also delicious.

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Posted by anthony palazzolo, Mar 10, 2009.
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Posted by anthony palazzolo, Mar 10, 2009
does anyone know how many people signed up for the toxicwaitline contest??

What is the latest you should eat at night? I've heard dont eat after 8pm well I sometimes bartend and work in a resturant where i dont get out till 10 or later. So what time should the last meal of the day be????

THank you
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Posted by Laurie Wasserman, Mar 10, 2009
Dear Anthony,

Great news! There has been no scientific evidence to date to support the notion that eating past 8 PM promotes weight gain.  The logic behind this myth comes from the rationale that if you eat before you go to bed, you won't burn those calories while you are sedentary in bed and they will promptly be converted to fat.  Sounds like it makes sense, I know, but in fact your body is a much more efficient machine than this theory assumes.  Perhaps for some people, late night snacking can pose a problem, but more than likely, this is because they are adding excess mindless calories while watching TV or out of boredom, not actual hunger or necessity due to their schedule.  For a person like yourself, it is much more important to pay attention to calories ingested over a given period, for instance one day.  The bottom line is: calories in vs. calories out will determine whether you gain or lose weight.  Any time you create a caloric deficit (by burning more calories than you ingest in a day), you will lose weight.  So by all means, eat a meal after work, even if it's late, just be sure that it is a good wholesome meal that is  low in fat, low in sugar and contains high quality protein.

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