If you’re looking to lose weight, new research shows that timing is everything. That’s because harnessing the power of your circadian rhythm, the 24-hour cycle that controls bodily processes like metabolism, hunger, and drowsiness, can have a big effect on weight loss. A new study published in the journal Obesity investigated how people responded to eating meals earlier in the day. The researchers found that eating during a specific time window (and fasting outside of that time) can help suppress your appetite, burn fat, and ultimately take inches off your waistline.
The study followed 11 participants over four days. A control group followed a normal eating schedule, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner spread out through the morning, afternoon, and evening. The other group followed an early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) diet, which restricts meals to a six-hour window between 8 a.m. … Read the rest