Stay Up Late, Gain Weight
In a study of eating and sleeping habits of 51 adults, researchers at Northwestern University found that those who habitually went to bed late and slept late into the morning ate about 250 calories more per day than did those on a more normal sleep schedule.
The extra calories were largely due to consumption of twice as much fast food and half as many fruits and vegetables as were eaten by the normal sleepers. Late sleepers also drank more sugary drinks. The extra calories tended to be eaten after normal sleepers were already in bed.
To learn more about the study, read the article on sleeping late and weight gain at Northwestern University’s news site.
Relevance to Natural Weight Loss:
Weight Loss Tip: Get to bed at a reasonable time. If you do plan on staying up late, have some fruits and vegetables handy to snack on.