Why Do I Feel The Urge To Pig Out At Bedtime?

Why Do I Feel The Urge To Pig Out At Bedtime?

Image result for nighttime eatingYou may have the best intentions not to snack after dinner, but your brain has other ideas. Specifically, there are certain areas of your brain that are actually more receptive to food at night, according to researchers from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. A study found that when women looked at high-calorie foods, their brains showed an increase in neural activity, which was not unexpected. However, what was surprising to the BYU researchers is that the brain activity was less reactive to food rewards in the early evening than it was late at night. Translation: When you eat food during the day, you get a rush of satisfaction -- more so than when you eat it at night. To increase the rush of satisfaction when we eat at night, we tend to overeat.