If you eat the bulk of your food at night, listen up!
Have you ever heard the old saying, “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”? 👑🍴Basically, eat more food "earlier" in the day, and less as the day goes on. It has been pretty popular diet advice for decades. And, it turns out, there might be something to it.
A recent study followed 31 overweight/obese adults (with an average age of 36, 90% of them women). It was a weight-loss study that compared daily calorie restrictions to time-restricted eating (i.e., they could only eat during certain hours each day).
Everyone had the same eating "window" – eating meals during an 11-hour timeframe – and slept the same amount of time. Some people ate earlier in the day, and others later.
Well, according to the researchers, eating later in the day was associated with both a higher body mass index and a higher body fat percentage. They presented their results at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting earlier this year!
🌟🌟🌟 The takeaway? If you’re concerned about gaining weight, you can experiment with shifting your quantity of food so you eat more earlier in the day versus later. You might also find you sleep better and have more energy! 🌟🌟🌟
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