How to Stop Binge Eating at Night.
Obesity is a multifaceted epidemic.
“We discovered that the timing of eating and its relationship to the beginning of melatonin secretion, which is a biological sign of the beginning of the night, is linked to high body fat and BMI, but not to time of day, amount, or food components.”
“These findings suggest that, depending on your biological timing, the timing of caloric intake may be more important to your health than the timing of the day,” said Dr. Andrew Mikel, a researcher at BWH’s Sleep and Circulatory Disorders Department.
In comparison to those with lower body fat, those with a high fat intake consumed the majority of their calories just before bedtime, when the level of melatonin was high.
The researchers stated that they were unable to establish a link between meal timing, calorie intake, meal components, level of activity, exercise, sleep time, and any measurement of their body composition. The researchers acknowledged several limitations that should be considered in future research, such as the fact that the university student sector does not represent the rest of the sectors in terms of food preferences, circulatory rhythm, and biological clock.
The researchers also stated that their findings show that eating in the evening or at night, regardless of other factors such as the quantity or composition of the food you eat or your level of activity, plays an important role in body composition.
People who eat their food soon after the onset of melatonin secretion are more likely to have higher body fat and body mass index than those who eat later, according to research.