Have you heard of this before? Some health professionals, including doctors, used to say this a lot for patients/clients looking to lose weight. Is it true? No...well actually kind of.
Your cells and tissue don't have watches that they look at. They don't look at some kind of clock and think, "alright guys and gals, lets just shut down metabolic processes. It's 600pm!" The only decent logic with the avoidance of late meals is that if you lay down soon after your meal, you no longer have gravity aiding the mechanical process of moving food down your digestive tract (but it'll still happen). So you're fine eating late, it doesn't make you gain more weight since we now know it's strictly calorie control that affects weight gain; nothing else.
So why do people still say it? Well, it's a half-truth. If you don't eat after 600pm then....well, you don't eat. Of course eating less means less calories, and less calories means less weight gain. So by not eating after 600pm, you are eating less food, and therefore you'll lose weight. This makes it true in some kind of sense.
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