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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Doing This Late At Night Will Make You Fat


What you eat certainly has a direct effect on your weight, but so does the time of day you eat. If you are in the habit of eating late at night, don't be surprised when you gain more and more weight.

The big difference with eating at night

There is truth to the expression that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Calories from breakfast are burned twice as much as calories from an evening meal. Food consumed earlier in the day burns more calories because it is eaten when the body is more active. Besides the calories, eating later in the day has been shown to raise blood sugar levels 17 percent more than the same meal eaten in the morning.

Other health concerns

Eating late at night can make you gain more weight. But there are other health problems from this late-night eating habit, too. Studies have shown that late-night eating has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and learning and memory problems.

How late should you eat?

Experts recommend a good fasting period of 12-14 hours. This means you need to do the math, determining what time you should eat your last meal of the day in order to accomplish this. For example, eating supper at 4:00 p.m. allows a full 14 hours of fasting before breakfast the next morning at 6:00 a.m.

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