The later you stay up, the more you eat, study shows - and the more weight you gain

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    Jun 30, 2013 8:46 PM GMT
    New research published today in the journal Sleep confirms what scientists have been telling us for some time now: the later you stay up, the more sleep you lose, the more calories you’ll eat, and the more weight you’ll gain.

    http://www.today.com/health/later-you-stay-more-you-eat-study-shows-6C10488450
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    Jul 01, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    ihatemyself saidwell, that isn't true at all for me. in fact, if it weren't for the gym and if i don't eat certain foods or enough calories, i will lose weight. it's extremely hard for me to put on the pounds and even when i gain some weight, it's hard to tell with the type of body frame i have. icon_sad.gif


    That's an interesting profile name you chose. If you're unhappy with your body weight (lack of), trust me, in a few years from now it won't be nearly as difficult to stay slim. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 01, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]chefBH said[/cite]
    ihatemyself saidwell, that isn't true at all for me. in fact, if it weren't for the gym and if i don't eat certain foods or enough calories, i will lose weight. it's extremely hard for me to put on the pounds and even when i gain some weight, it's hard to tell with the type of body frame i have. icon_sad.gif


    Bullet point A: Hate yourself? Aesthetically speaking you are adorable.

    B: as one who works weird hours I find this true. If I am up around midnight Im ready to eat my arm. Thank God for tuna.
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    Jul 02, 2013 11:03 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]ART_DECO said[/cite]New research published today in the journal Sleep confirms what scientists have been telling us for some time now: the later you stay up, the more sleep you lose, the more calories you’ll eat, and the more weight you’ll gain.

    great news. i no longer need to work out, i just need to nap more. anyone wanna join me?
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    Jul 05, 2013 8:14 PM GMT
    LOL. This is such an a non story. There's no direct correlation between lack of sleep and weight gain. If you have bad eating habits to begin with, this "story" will apply to you. But I'd say for the most of us on this site, it's far from the truth.

    "..the later you stay up, the more sleep you lose, the more calories you’ll eat, and the more weight you’ll gain."

    There's a term that describes this. Maybe someone that studied logic/debate can chime in. But basically, this "research" is just one big assumption.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Jul 05, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    I stay up until 1:00 A.M. and I don't eat that much and I weigh 187. I'm losing as I write this. I don't need to eat more.
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    Jul 06, 2013 1:04 AM GMT
    I suppose it depends on when you wake up. Ever since Pride weekend I've been up til sunrise almost every night. Leading me to invest in some good Blackout curtains..."when everybody else is getting out of bed, I'm usually just getting in it. I'm not in it to win it, I'm in it for you"
  • heyom

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    Jul 07, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
    I wish that would work for me.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 09, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    I can vouch for that.icon_lol.gif
  • selim

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    Jul 09, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    this theory can't be applied to me..icon_confused.gif

    i usually stay late at night and i eat a lot, but i don't gain weight... 61kg.. hopelessly..icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    This is true for me.
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    Jul 14, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    If you go to sleep early, don't you wake up earlier? And hungry? I'm not much of a breakfast person myself but many are. Even I am able to force myself to eat waffles, sausage and eggs if I am at a hotel and breakfast is free....icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 14, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWell look at it this way. If you're sleeping you can't be simultaneously stuffing your face with food. So it seems to make logical sense that if you get a good night's rest you simply refrain from eating simply because you can't do so while asleep.

    It's...!

    It's....!! IT'S ROCKET SCIENCE, Y'ALL...!!!


    But what if you insert a feeding tube BEFORE you go to sleep? Then, all of a sudden while you're sleeping you packing on billions and BILLIONS of calories!





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    Jul 14, 2013 11:17 PM GMT
    Why would Carl Sagan even think of something so diabolical...?!?!?!?
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    Jul 15, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
    turbobilly saidWhy would Carl Sagan even think of something so diabolical...?!?!?!?


    So, that's where I got the idea from? icon_lol.gif
  • adultoreo

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:47 AM GMT
    Yes I always hungry if I stay awake long.
  • mitshoo

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    Jul 17, 2013 6:51 AM GMT
    Ok the biggest problem with this study, or at least the reporting of it, is that it focuses on the amount of calories only and not what sort of foods you eat. We HAVE to stop treating 100 calories of doughnut and 100 calories of broccoli as the same thing. They have completely different chemical reactions in your body. Calories are just a measure of how much energy is stored in atomic bonds. That sure as hell doesn't say a whole lot about what is happening when you eat. So, what kinds of foods did these sleep deprived people eat? Cause that to me would be more interesting than a crude calorie count.