Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Eat Late, Gain Weight

Source: (HealthDay)

Bad news for all you late-night food lovers. Many of us have heard that eating late at night is bad for for our health, for one reason or another, but new research suggests that it may be even worse than we had thought.

Based on new findings, published in
Obesity, researchers believe that our internal clocks, also known as our circadian rhythms, may cause our metabolisms to respond differently to food throughout the day.

Although the evidence is still quite weak and it is not yet possible to determine a 'best' or 'worst' time to eat, the researchers contend that it's probably best to avoid eating during one's 'normal sleeping phase' AKA night time for most of us.

To find out more, check out the entire article, called "Nightly Snacking May Speed Weight Gain" from HealthDay (Sept. 3, 2009)