Last week, a study published in Obesity journal concluded that:
Of course, there are many factors that affect weight gain, principally diet and exercise, but the time of eating also has an effect…People who eat a lot in the evening, especially high-calorie foods and beverages, are more likely to be overweight or obese.
The body stores many of these evening calories as fat. There are many reasons why the body does this, including the shift in metabolic processes and the fact that we don’t tend to expend as much energy at night, because it’s close to bed time. Or at least, in a perfect world, it should be…
If you stay up later, during a time when you’re hungrier for high-calorie foods, you’re more likely to eat during that time. You then store energy and get less sleep, both of which contribute to weight gain.
Perhaps the most startling observation comes from Dr. Steven Shea, the senior author of this study, when he states:
Our study suggests that because of the internal circadian regulation of appetite, we have a natural tendency to skip breakfast in favor of larger meals in the evening.
This pattern of food intake across the day is exactly what Sumo wrestlers do to gain weight.
This begs us to ask the question…
Are you eating like a Sumo Wrestler?
And, if you answered yes, what are you going to do about it?
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