Us people with a little extra weight can now blame it on a new culprit-we're sleep deprived.  This is according to Columbia University.  Read more after the jump.

Check out the results of their test:

•Participants consumed an average of 296 calories more when they were sleep-deprived compared with when they were well-rested.

Great news huh!  At this point we can now explain away our bellies and/or get a little extra sleep.  I'm totally down with all of this.   Now I'm going to go have a Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie!


A salute to Little Debbies

Yeah, some Weird Al!