If you are struggling to lose weight there maybe a possible solution for you.
According to new research presented at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at the ObesityWeek 2016 in Louisiana, if you eat your dinner early you will be able to lose more weight.
The research has suggested that it is best to eat mid-afternoon, which will allow you to fast for around 18 hours until breakfast the following day.
It is suggested that eating an early dinner could:
- Reduce swings in hunger
- Change fat and carb burning patterns
Lead author Courtney Peterson from Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, US had this to say about the findings:
“The study found that eating between 8.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. followed by an 18-hour daily fast kept appetite levels more even throughout the day, in comparison to eating between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.”
“Eating only during a much smaller window of time than people are typically used to may help with weight loss.”
How can eating an early dinner aid weight loss?
Each of our bodies has an internal clock, and it has been shown that our metabolism tends to work better early in the morning.
It therefore makes sense to try to eat in alignment with your own circadian clock.
The research undertaken showed that while the calories burnt were no different whatever time your ate the dinner, those who ate earlier had fewer hunger cravings and saw improved fat burning at night.