Originally Posted by TheGauntlet7
I've noticed that when I midnight snacks I barely lose any weight by sleeping. I normally lose 2 lbs overnight sleeping, so I think it DOES matter. I know about the 6 meals a day but that seems like too much work. I was wondering if it was ideal to eat like 8am bfast, 12pm lunch, and 6pm dinner.
You "lose" weight by sleeping by breathing out moisture that you aren't replenishing and by taking a morning piss, sweating during the night, etc. You aren't losing fat, it's water. If you eat late at night, the mass of the food in your body counters the mass of the moisture you lost, keeping your scale weight relatively stable.
Eat when you're hungry, eat clean, lift heavy shit. I recommend weighing yourself once a week at a routine time--for me it's Saturday mornings. The routine time will minimize fluctuation due to food mass in your gut, water weight, etc.