Late night eating linked to weight gain

I am often asked this or similar questions: “Is it ok to eat after 6 p.m.”  The answer I give is never a yes or no.  In general, it is not good to eat so lightly during the day and then come home starving and consume more than half of your total calories in the evening.

So here I must offer some new findings that do make this a more interesting question.  Shift workers take note! Although the research was conducted on mice and not humans, a new study has shown that mice who ate during what would otherwise be sleeping hours gained weight as compared to a group of mice who ate the same number of calories but only during their normal waking hours.  The findings of this study will appear in the October issue of Obesity.

About Susan Greeley
Helping others achieve optimal health through good nutrition and lifestyle, Susan Greeley promotes wellness through diets rich in healthy, wholesome foods. She counsels clients in her own private nutrition practice and works as the staff nutritionist for a YMCA.

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