Meal Timing
Women Fitness|November 2021
A Contributing Factor In OBESITY EPIDEMIC

Eat less, exercise more. Now there is new evidence to support adding another “must” to the weight-loss Emantra: eat at the right time of day.

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.

Simply modifying the time of feeding alone can greatly affect body weight, the researchers found.

Talking about meal timing this is what top athlete and model have to say –

You have to be careful with fast food and cakes but I would say if you can’t go without this food you’d better eat it before 6 pm and try to burn it during the day!

Irina Shayk, Model & global beauty ambassador for Avon.

I eat right. I try not to eat after 6pm. But I won’t deny myself a cheeseburger or do nought once in a while.

Khatuna Lorig is, Exceptionally talented and accomplished Archer.

Our circadian clock, or biological timing system, governs our daily cycles of feeding, activity and sleep, with respect to external dark and light cycles. Recent studies have found the body’s internal clock also regulates energy use, suggesting the timing of meals may matter in the balance between caloric intake and expenditure.

When it comes to eating late at night and the potential for weight gain, there are several considerations:

Portion sizes – waiting to eat could lead to consuming larger portion sizes

Quality of food – after a long day of work or school, a few slices of pizza or a fast burger may seem easier than steamed vegetables and broiled fish

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