A new study found that eating after dark could contribute to obesity.
The theory is based on the metabolic cycles of different organs compared to eating schedules.
The study's lead author said:
"Every organ has a clock. That means there are times that our livers, intestines, muscles, and other organs will work at peak efficiency and other times when they are — more or less — sleeping."
So late night eating could throw off the metabolic cycles for different organs.
That could lead to weight gain.
A different study had shown that eating late at night could through off circadian rhythms, messing with your sleep cycle, which could slow your metabolism.
Basically, don't eat once the sun goes down. If you have to have something, go for light, low-fat options.
Like cottage cheese or celery.
When the sun goes down, so should your fork!
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