Eating late habits does look trivial, but did you know that these bad habits will affect your health? The following are the terrible effects of eating late for our bodies.
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1. Tired easily
From the book Eating on the Run, written by Evelyn Tribole, the supply of glucose in the brain becomes disrupted within 4-6 hours from the last mealtime.
When glucose intake is low, it means your body is less efficient to carry out its normal functions so that you will be more susceptible to fatigue, weakness, lethargy, and even often moody.
Low blood sugar levels will affect your memory, concentration, and also your mental or physical performance.
2. Metabolism slows
Your body’s metabolism will continue even if you are at rest. Metabolism works by burning calories and turning it into energy. The body’s metabolic rate is supported by calorie intake. That is why you consume enough calories to help the process of burning energy.
Your body’s metabolism will slow down automatically when you eat late, to store calories in the body so that it can be burned for a long time. The impact, you will feel weak and not powered, so that other activities become disturbed.
3. Irritable bowel syndrome
When you eat regularly, you will get many benefits for your physical and digestive body. However, due to the reasons for wanting to lose weight, many people deliberately skip meals.
This condition is dangerous. Late eating can cause digestive system disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, which refers to a collection of chronic gastric distress symptoms, including stomach cramps and pain, constipation or diarrhea, and bloating. This Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be caused due to irritation of the intestine caused by incorrect eating patterns.
4. Gastric ulcer or inflammation of the stomach
When you often eat late, other dangerous diseases can appear, such as peptic ulcers or the stomach’s inflammation.
In this case, the stomach experiences injury or irritation caused by gastric fluid in the gastric mucosa. You will experience symptoms such as intense pain that radiates to the solar plexus after eating.
As revealed in the Journal of the American Medical Association, stress due to skipping meals and the wrong hours of sleep contributes to increasing the burden of duodenal acid or the 12-finger intestine, which is the cause of developing worsening symptoms of gastric ulcer disease.