March 16, 2017
Low light is an appetite suppressant and bright is an appetite stimulant
Dim light is an appetite suppressant and bright light is an appetite stimulant
The best method to make hens to lay more eggs is exposing them to light 24 hours a day. It is something almost everybody knows. They lay more eggs because they remain more active and consequently eat more.
There is a strong connection between light and appetite. Low light is an appetite suppressant and bright is an appetite stimulant.
In human beings, the biological systems keep us active and alert during the day, prepared for action. We usually eat more. The body produces hormones as adrenaline that burns the calories of the consumed food.
At night, the metabolism changes the process and sends melatonin to the bloodstream. It reduces the appetite and makes us sleep better and more profoundly.
Dim light is an appetite suppressant.
Decades ago, there were not electric light in many country Mediterranean homes. People usually went to bed much earlier than today and slept better. They did not have any light producer devices as clocks or phones, and no external light came through the windows either. An early and generally light supper was the last meal until an early breakfast.
Nevertheless, electric light is sending wrong messages to the body. We feel the impulse of eating “something” several times after dinner. On top of that, we produce melatonin in an unusually small amount. We eat more, sleep worse and feel tired the following day. Consequently we cannot be active and will burn fewer calories. Try to keep the house light dim, avoid long television sessions and go to bed earlier. Be careful to keep your bedroom dark.
Sun light gives us vitamin D, whereas electric light has not this advantage.
Remember not permit electric light influence your appetite. Use it as an appetite suppressant.