Evening eating can lead to overeating

Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, published in the International Journal of Obesity, has shown that eating during the late afternoon and evening hours can lead to overeating, especially when individuals are under stress. There is evidence that in the evening, “hunger hormone” levels rise and “satiety (or fullness) hormone” levels decrease. In addition, stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the impact of hormones on appetite may be greater for people prone to binge eating. There are several lessons in this, one of which is to strive to eat your larger meals earlier in the day.

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