Some earlier research seemed to suggest that if you spread your calories over a day or if you eat minimally during the day and consume most of your calories at night, you should not be at risk of gaining weight. According to the research, regardless of your eating pattern style, your weight should not fluctuate if you keep the calorie amount stable and it is balanced with your physical activity effort. Some studies in the past on animals have shown that timing of meals, exposure to light and sleep patterns might impact metabolism. According to a new study, people who snack after 8 pm have higher BMIs (body mass indexes) than people who don't snack at night, even if the night-time snackers do not eat "significantly" more calories at night.
Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago assembled a test group of 52 participants. The idea was to monitor sleep patterns and see the impact on eating patterns, particularly night-time eating patterns.&n...
A new study published in this month’s Behavioral Neuroscience asserts that consuming no calorie sweeteners can lead to weight gain. While this particular study is new, the theory is not. Researchers have been studying the relationship between the obesity epidemic and the increase in sugar substitute consumption for years. No calorie sugar substitutes were introduced in 1953 in diet soda and they have only increased in popularity and consumption since that time. A study done in 2006 showed that 180 million adults consume foods and beverages made with no calorie sweeteners. However, many experts – including those who conducted this study - assert that the use of artificial sweeteners can lead to weight gain. There are several theories experts have to explain the relationship between the use of no calorie sweeteners and weight gain. Over consumption When people consume sugar-free snacks, they are more likely to over consume calories because they mistake sugar-free for calorie-...
Will a two-week course of medrol cause weight gain?
I have been having increased headaches and my Dr. wants me to try a two-week course of Medrol to break the cycle. I have been using Frova almost daily. (He thinks due to seasonal allergies, and I'm always worse in summer.)
I'm afraid of the side effects that I have read about (weight gain, puffy face). Here's why I am afraid:
I have had severe migraines (uncontrolled episodes last 4 days) since my 20s (in 50s now). Needless to say, I've been on every preventive treatment listed and have suffered the side effects of all and that's why I'm afraid. We were trying to control them hormonally and I gained 40 lbs (30 of which is off now).
I realize I have to be on some kind of preventive medication after all is said and done. This year I went off of all preventive medication because I was so sick and tired of all of the side effects but obviously, I need to do something. I was thinking of going ba...
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