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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Night Time Eating

Trying to lose weight or maintain, it is best to eat before 6 PM.  In fact, findings show that people who regularly eat later, like night-shift workers and those with night eating syndrome (when a person eats more than 25% of their food after dinner), tend to have higher waist circumference and BMI, compared with people who eat on a more conventional schedule.
And even healthy women who eat their meals later metabolize carbohydrates at a slower rate, have a lower glucose tolerance, and burn fewer calories while at rest, compared with those who eat earlier, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity.

Dr. David Katzin used to say "The food you eat in the dark doesn't count, right?"  When we go to the movies and have popcorn, a small popcorn, without butter, from AMC weighs in at 225 calories and 11 grams of fat. Crank it up to a medium and you're up to about 430 calories and 20 grams of fat. A large AMC popcorn, without butter, contains 1,030 calories and 41 grams of fat, most theaters pop their corn in coconut oil and you add more butter..... Hate yo tell you but it does count a lot.

I take a HLF Deluxe Protein Bar for a movie snack of 12 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar, 6 grams fat and only 170 calories.

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