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How Meal Times Affect Weight Loss

The Issues With Eating At Night

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Sleep is a key time of restoration for the body. This is partially due to the release schedule of human growth hormone, as while it can be secreted throughout the day, roughly seventy-five percent of the secretions are released at night. During sleep, the secretions periodically spike, and the largest of these spikes happen roughly one hour after falling asleep. This leads to the largest of the issues with eating at night. The antagonistic relationship between insulin and human growth hormone means eating spikes insulin, insulin blocks human growth hormone, and a significant benefit of sleep is almost entirely prevented. Plan dinners for two to three hours before sleep to allow for digestion and for insulin to be filtered from the bloodstream.

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