For the past month and a half I’ve been on a clean eating, HIIT workout regime and diet. I used to spend my days eating pizza and jalapeno potato chips, whereas just yesterday I sat down and ate half of a raw cucumber. Why? Honestly, I don’t know – it was about to go bad in the fridge and I didn’t want to waste it, but forreal who eats a cucumber straight like a fuckin’ burrito? My life is currently in shambles, in other words.
But at the very, very least I’m about six pounds leaner and no longer have cravings to eat absolute shit at all hours of the day, particularly anytime after 11:00 p.m. According to a survey done by fitness tracker Jawbone, this is ideal since people are reportedly more likely to binge on junk food and alcohol if they go to bed any later:
People who go to bed after 11pm are more likely to binge on junk food and alcohol, according to data from fitness tracker Jawbone.
On average, people who go to bed late consume an extra 220 calories per day.
The company based its findings on data collected from hundreds of thousands of Jawbone UP users – a fitness wristband which monitors exercise, sleep, and which allows users to enter details on the alcohol and food they consume.
Jawbone data scientist Kristin Aschbacher wrote: ‘Early birds tended to eat healthier foods on the whole.’
‘This builds on our previous findings that people log more meals high in fats and sugars late in the evening.’(via)
This should come as no surprise to anyone considering that we all know too well the 2:00 a.m. shitty taco cravings, or in my case, the 12:00 “Oh come on Domino’s is having a sale this week can someone order pizza with me so I don’t have to eat it by myself? Anyone? Anyone?”
So if you’re looking to shed a few stubborn extra pounds before summertime arrives, it might be in your best interest to go to bed earlier. 10:00 p.m. might sound lame to some, but when you rip off your shirt and reveal your chiseled abs in a few months, well who’ll be laughing then?