Posted: Dec 28, 2012 9:20 AM by NBC News
Looking for a way to lose that holiday weight? You may need to reset your food clock.
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco say your body has a food clock that keeps your metabolism working at a certain pace.
When you change the type of food you eat and start eating at different times, like during the holidays, your food clock is thrown off schedule, which causes weight gain.
The researchers have pinpointed the mechanism that resets the food clock every time your eating habits change.
So while this new discovery may not help you immediately drop those holiday pounds, one day experts hope to use this information to help people prevent weight gain.
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