Anyone reading this has almost certainly heard this common fallacy: “If you eat after 8, you’re bound to gain weight.” 

First of all, we know that our metabolism works around the clock. However, your metabolism is not nearly as active in the wee hours of the night so many people still stick to this idea. 

While you’re not doomed to gain weight if you find yourself eating after 8 pm, it’s a good idea to give your body a break. The thing is, most people hit their daily caloric intake requirements by dinner, so having a set time to stop eating might stop you from consuming more than you should. 

So your challenge this week is to stop consuming food no later than 8 PM. 

In a perfect world, you can eat your calories whenever you like with zero consequences. In practice, it’s complicated. So this week, aim to get all your meals in before 8 pm and then focus on hydration, and prioritize a good night's sleep. 

Let us know what you think of this weeks challenge, and how you plan to tackle it!

Prize Details

In addition to learning new healthy lifestyle skills, by completing this Weekly Challenge you’ll also receive 1,000 FITera points! Be sure to blog about this challenge and keep us updated on your progress. At the end of each week, please email us at with how you did on the challenge, as well as your FITera username.

Rules & Regulations

Keep us updated on how you’re doing with the weekly challenge by posting blogs on FITera with your progress, questions, or any tips, obstacles, or experiences you’d like to share. There is no minimum number of blogs required, but the more you post, the more support, encouragement, and accountability you’ll receive from others.

Just as you’ll receive support from others, please offer the same kind of feedback and encouragement to your peers. As you’ll soon discover, the more you give, the more you’ll receive.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Every Monday we'll announce the details of the upcoming week's challenge. Each challenge goes from Monday to Sunday.

COMPLETING YOUR CHALLENGE: At the end of each week (Friday night, Saturday, or Sunday morning), please post a blog on how you did with your challenge for the week, such as what you learned, obstacles you overcame, and your plans for continuing this new healthy habit long-term.