Study Explains How Late Night Eating Burns Few Calories

Oct, 2022 - By WMR

Study Explains How Late Night Eating Burns Few Calories

A recent research has made it clear that having dinner within two hours before going to bed may result in gifting several heath related issues.

In this era of hustle, having dinner at late in the night has become a routine. Busy work schedules often don’t give liberty to have our food on time. In countries like Spain and Italy, late night dining is a common standard practice. But the research doesn’t favour this habit. A study has established a direct connection between late night eating and obesity. Diners having a high calorie intake have greater glucose and insulin levels than the people having a high calorie breakfast. So usually it is advised that, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper.” Birmingham and women’s hospital published a new research in ‘Cell Metabolism’ last Tuesday. The study analysed the reasons behind why eating late in the night leads to obesity.

16 participants were included in this research whose Body Mass Index suggested that they were obese. These all participants were given same food intake two to three weeks. One group started their first meal of the day at 8am. While other group had their first meal till the noon. Both groups were advised to have three meals with a gap of four hours in between. So the group starting late ended up having their dinner just before midnight. Both groups maintained same bedtime and rise time. The study found that due to changes in appetite related hormones the later eating group’s chances of feeling hungry during the day were doubled compared to the another group. The late eating group also had a significant low amount of calorie burn. The researchers suggest that going to sleep hungry can be beneficial for one’s health. People should also develop a habit of having their dinner at least three to four hours before they go to bed. 

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