I find it easier to lose & keep my weight when I’m at home. I later figured out that I eat more when I lack sleep which is almost always the case during work days.
Courtney Hutchison at Psychology Today writes the connection between circadian rhythm and diet issues. In summary, crappy jobs gets people overworked which contributes to lack of sleep and eventually leads to overeating.
In an excerpt: We definitely snack more when we're sleepy. A University of Chicago study found that after two weeks of sleep restriction, normally healthy eaters ate an average of 200 more calories a day, all in snacks. These munchies were often high in carbohydrate content and were usually consumed between 7p.m. and 7a.m.—the worst time, waistband-wise, for needless eating.
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Always kind of wondered about this…
My girlfriend always chides me about the 7pm-7am rule. I’ll have to make sure she doesn’t read this