We may have lost an hour of sleep this weekend, but here's a reminder not to make it a regular habit: New research suggests that when we repeatedly don't get enough zzzz's, we tend to eat more -- and can pack on nearly two pounds in five days!
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A study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that when participants were allowed to sleep only five hours a night for five days straight, they overate -- specifically in the form of high-carb, high-fat, after-dinner snacks. In fact, the total amount of calories consumed in evening snacks alone was, on average, larger than the calories that made up any individual meal! This is especially concerning in light of recent research that found that "late eaters" may have a harder time losing weight than early ones.
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