this is just calling to me
Anonymous asked you:I’d love it you could do more yoga drawings! :)
oh how the times have changed
This is definitely worth reblogging.
i reblog this every time
OMG THIS. ^^^
OMG THIS ^^^ is what BULLSHIT looks like!
Please be responsible to the fitblr community and don’t pass fact-less myths as ‘inspiration’. Studies have shown that eating at night increases weight - this is one of the reasons that most Chinese are thin as they usually have dinner by 6 PM local time (Google for a TED talk that elaborates on the research that says Asian cuisine is best for weight management). Further, studies have proved that exposure to light at night can also lead to gaining weight as it interferes with the cincardian cycle.
Avoid light late at night
This may explain the allure of the midnight snack. To see if there’s a relationship between higher TV or computer use at night and weight gain, researchers from Ohio State University exposed mice at night to dim TV-like light, bright light or to no light at all. It turns out, there was a strong effect in both light conditions. By the end of the study, the mice that bathed in light had about a 50 percent increase in weight compared to the control-group mice that were left in the dark.
LOL now I know how I sound when I tell people to stop spreading common wisdom/false info all over tumblr. How awkward.
Anyway, I’ve already explained my stance on the issue several times. If you browse through the notes of that particular image, you will find me explaining into details with links to research and things like that confirming it.
You speak of studies proving that eating at night increases weight, but you don’t provide any reputable evidence to back up your claims. You don’t link any peer reviewed journal articles from biology or nutrition or physiological journals. You reference “TED”, when those broadcasts are just a notch higher than your typical SHAPE magazine or Health Magazine article presentation.
These forms of “evidence” are not reputable or reliable.
Needless to say, I know of many studies that attempt to “prove” eating at night leads to weight loss. Most of these studies are correlational or large surveys. They are not controlled experiments.
There is not a single controlled experiment out there that proves regularly eating at night causes body fat increase.
On the contrary, there are studies that say there is no link between eating at night and weight gain. The study conducted by the Oregon Health & Science University did an experiment on 47 monkeys whom ate at different times of the day. Many ate most of their calories in the evening.
Digestion is part of the parasympathetic nervous system. It works most efficiently when you are resting (sleeping hi). Your digestive system doesn’t simply shut down when you go to sleep. Your metabolism is constantly working.
I’m too lazy to find these studies right now. But there is one that concludes nutrients are better absorbed and food is better digested when you’re sleeping if you eat at night. There is another study which concludes that eating at night maximizes muscle gains, again probably due to the increase absorption at night.
Yes, the circadian rhythm is a popular argument. But your body is adaptive. The circadian clock changes constantly. Otherwise, with your logic, you would be getting fat during the day in Europe because your circadian rhythm is jet lagged! LOL. See how silly that sounds?
There is literally NO scientific evidence that concludes eating at night makes you fatter. There just isn’t. It’s a myth. It’s common “wisdom” that people simply won’t let go of. And it’s one of the things that annoys the hell out of me.
You know what’s going to make you fat? The types of food you eat, not the time at which you eat them. If you eat junk, you’re going to get fat. Doesn’t matter if you eat junk at 1PM during the day, or a 10PM before you go to bed. You WILL gain weight from eating junk. You will NOT gain weight from eating clean. Doesn’t matter if your last meal is at 6PM or 20min before you fall asleep. You simply will not increase your body fat %. That’s a fact.
It’s important to follow what works for you. I used to eat at night because of my schedule. And I continued to lose weight that way. I literally would eat 6oz of chicken or beef or pork, a ton of fibrous veggies, and some other stuff. Go to sleep. And wake up lighter (not that the number on the scale matters anyway).
What’s important to note is how eating at night will effect you. If eating right before bed will cause you to not be able to fall asleep, to give you insomnia, or to make you feel bad in the morning… then that’s going to cause stress. And when you’re stressed, you’re more likely to put on weight naturally as well as make poorer choices. You might be too tired to workout due to lack of sound sleep. It’s not the “eating at night” that is causing the weight influx. It’s the result of another issue (such as stress or lack of sleep).
Some people have issues going to sleep immediately after eating. There’s nothing wrong with this. Know your body and follow suit. But there are many people who feel great eating immediately before going to sleep. In fact, some people feel terrible going to sleep on an empty stomach so they NEED to eat a large meal in order to fall asleep. There is nothing wrong with this either.
Bottom line, thinking you’ll gain weight by eating at night is a complete myth that has been debunked a bajillion times over and over and over and over again that it’s not even funny. And I find it sad that people still believe in it. Do whatever feels right for you, whatever your schedule/life permits, and make healthy choices.