People trying to lose weight may need to consider not only what they eat but when they eat it.
Scientists who studied the timing of meals have discovered that
people who ate late in the day lost less weight than those who ate
earlier. Even though they consumed the same total calories and
expended the same energy, those who sat down to lunch late shed
significantly fewer pounds than those who had their lunch early.
finding turns conventional advice on its head. Nutritionists spend much
of their time exploding dieting “myths” such as that eating at night
leads to weight gain. Now they may have to reconsider.
conventional view is that the body will store as fat any extra calories
consumed beyond those burnt as energy during the day, regardless of the
time of day during which those extra calories are consumed.
has been undermined by recent research in animals and humans suggesting
that energy regulation and the laying down of adipose tissue (fat) is
subject to a circadian rhythm, which , if disrupted, may lead to
disturbances in metabolism.
Source - Independent