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The Calorie Counter

Why are calories eaten in the morning apparently less fattening than calories eaten in the evening?

One reason is that more calories are burned off in the morning due to diet-induced thermogenesis. That’s the amount of energy the body takes to digest and process a meal, given off in part as waste heat.

If you give people the exact same meal in the morning, afternoon, and night, their body uses up about 25% more calories to process it in the afternoon than night, and

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