Snacking patterns influence energy and nutrient intakes but not BMI – (02-10-03)



Snacking patterns influence energy and nutrient intakes but not BMI

I was just having a discussion with a patient the other day. She was still having occasional morning headaches, which may be a sign of hypoglycemia triggering cortisol release to break down lean muscle mass for glucose for the brain (which, incidentally, would be counterproductive to an exercise/lifestyle routine designed for weight loss…). So I suggested that she eat a healthy snack before bedtime to address the hypoglycemic issue. She got somewhat upset and said that her personal trainer did not want her eating anything after 7 or 8 o’clock. Hmm…insulin/cortisol dysregulation leading to weight gain, diabetes, CVD… or temporary weight loss. Tough call. Well, this article finds that snacking does not affect body mass index. I’ve never had a problem with patients snacking–it’s much more important what they are snacking on then when.

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For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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