Tuesday, September 08, 2009

That late-night snack may be worse than you think!

"Eat less, exercise more. Now there is new evidence to support adding another must to the weight-loss mantra: eat at the right time of day. Recent studies have found the body's internal clock (the circadian clock, or biological timing system) also regulates energy use, suggesting the timing of meals may matter in the balance between caloric intake and expenditure," reports Science Daily. "A Northwestern University study has found that eating at irregular times -- the equivalent of the middle of the night for humans, when the body wants to sleep -- influences weight gain. The regulation of energy by the body's circadian rhythms may play a significant role. The study is the first causal evidence linking meal timing and increased weight gain."  READ MORE