A research shows that having food late in a day increases hungriness, thus burning less fat.
Today’s world is full of busy schedules and hustles. There are many people who wish they had more than 24 hours in a day because of their tight work schedules do not give them free time. To spare some time for daily activities such as exercising in the morning or having lunch on time is a big task for people nowadays. 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 now a research has explained that eating late in the day doubles the chances of the person getting hungrier, thus ends up adding more weight to him and disrupting his diet.
The study was limited to only 16 participants who were obese or overweight. Careful precautions were taken to eliminated all the factors which were able to disturb the study. All the participants were given same amount and quality of food. Their physical activity was also maintained at equal level.
Senior author Frank Scheer, director of the Medical Chronobiology Program in the Brigham’s Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders explains that, “While there have been other studies investigating why late eating associates with an increased risk for obesity, this may be the most well controlled, including strictly controlling the amount, composition and timing of meals, physical activity, sleep, room temperature and light exposure,”
The study concluded that the time at which we have our food is related to the amount of fat our body burns. It claimed that having food at late time, often makes the person more hungry. And there the equation is that more the hunger, less the fat burn, resulting into obesity