Researchers have uncovered a cool fact: Body fat has a time keeping gene that periodically tells your your body to discard excess fat. It’s more active earlier in the day and gets slower in the evening when less fat is being broken down and discarded.
It’s another good reason not to eat big meals late in the day. The later you eat, the less chance you will have of breaking down stored fat in the body.
We know that women’s body’s are not as proficient as men’s at metabolizing fat while they’re sleeping. This makes women more susceptible to turning evening meals into stored fat as they sleep.
So why not support your body’s natural tendencies by tapering your food intake though out the day.
Still eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re feeling satisfied, but try keeping your stomach space even lighter after 3pm and in the evening.