Everyone has a different one the speed of metabolism, which determines how fast (or not, frustrating) you burn the food you consume. But did you know that the metabolic rate of an individual can differ significantly during the day?
A new study suggests that it is possible to save about 10 percent more calories at certain times than you do at any other time.
The research was conducted by experts in the field of circadian rhythm, and has recently been published in Current biology newspaper. Interestingly, it pointed to the participants burned about 10 percent more calories at the end of the afternoon and early in the evening but earlier in the morning–and I know when I will from now on in the snow.
But before you begin planning all gym sessions immediately after work, on the basis that you burn more calories than you thought, the results only take into account the speed of calorie burning when people were in peace. Like, you could have sat completely peacefully for half an hour at 5 in the morning, and then half an hour at 5 in the morning, and you would probably burn 10 percent more calories in the last time. This is magical information.
To find this fascinating outcome, the researchers recruited a small number of people (only seven to be precise, which means they would have to greatly lead them to a considerable conclusion) spend more than a month within the lab without time.
The laboratory did not contain either glass or windows, which meant that the participants could not even estimate the time due to light and darkness. They were also prohibited from using their phones or the Internet. Respondents received specific schedules that detailed their description when they were allowed to sleep, wake up and eat, and sent to bed every night four hours later from the night before (effectively imitating what they would experience if they travel around the world in a week).
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"Because each week they were doing the equivalent of a circulation of the globe, the internal clocks of their bodies could not be maintained," says the senior author of the study, Jeanne Duffi, from the Department of Sleep and Zirconous Disorders in Brigham and Women's Hospital Live Science.
With the internal clocks of the participants who were unable to rely on any external signs to know when to sleep / eat, it means they were reduced to a purely "biological" time. It was the biological time that the experts measured in relation to the rate of metabolism.
The results show that the " The metabolic rates were the lowest in a late biological evening (so early in the morning), but it reached about 12 hours later, in the biological afternoon / evening. It was found that the difference in burning calories in the afternoon and evening hours was on average about 130 more calories compared to the early morning.
As we know, weight gain occurs when the number of calories consumes more than the calories we burn, so this information can prove to be a pretty useful insight into deciding what to eat, when.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com / UK. The editors were edited by Cosmo.ph.