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Is it true we have a fat-saving mechanism that doesn't get turned off for the night until we eat breakfast in the morning?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sort of true...

During the night you don't need as much energy and your metabolism slows down.
Once you wake up, your metabolism speeds up again, but without a healthy breakfast to provide the nutrients and energy your body needs, your metabolism can't sustain a higher level for long. You burn more calories during the day and are less likely to gain weight.

In brief: Sort of true...

During the night you don't need as much energy and your metabolism slows down.
Once you wake up, your metabolism speeds up again, but without a healthy breakfast to provide the nutrients and energy your body needs, your metabolism can't sustain a higher level for long. You burn more calories during the day and are less likely to gain weight.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fat

Yes we do. Even if you eat less calories that what you burn, if you eat them in the evening and at one time you will end up with fat deposits.

In brief: Fat

Yes we do. Even if you eat less calories that what you burn, if you eat them in the evening and at one time you will end up with fat deposits.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Myron Lezak
Palliative Care

In brief: No

Actually a good night's sleep helps to improve your metabolism so that you burn fat more efficiently.

In brief: No

Actually a good night's sleep helps to improve your metabolism so that you burn fat more efficiently.
Dr. Myron Lezak
Dr. Myron Lezak
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