The time when you eat affects how much you weigh

Now it is almost a well known fact — if you do not eat breakfast, then you will have problems with weight loss, most likely because you are going to move later in the afternoon. A new study published in the "International Journal of obesity," reveals the relationship between the time when you eat, and weight loss even further, claiming that a meal during the day affects the weight.


The researchers divided 420 obese participants into groups of early and late eaters. All participants followed the weight loss program, but half of them had dinner up to 15 hours of the day and a half — after. That researchers concentrate on the dinner has cultural significance — all participants lived in Spain where dinner — is the main meal of the day (and during which 40 percent is consumed daily calories).

And despite the fact that the diet is derived calorie consumption, hormone levels of appetite, and sleep duration were similar for all study participants, the people, have dinner late, lost less weight — and lose it more slowly. Both groups lost weight by about the same rate the first five weeks of the 20-week trial, but after that late eaters found their progress almost stopped. By the end of the study, they lost 22 percent less weight than older consumers.

The conclusion of the researchers suggests that late eaters often skip breakfast and have a higher resistance to insulin, but not enough to explain such dramatic results.

Thus, the authors conclude, "Late meals can affect the success of the diet. Modern therapeutic strategies should include not only the consumption of calories and macronutrients distribution — as do the classic diet — but also a meal. " In many parts of the world, where lunch is the main meal of the day, there had not so easy. But for those who want to lose weight, choosing the right time is important.

Category: People, psychology, health

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