MORE STUDIES CONFIRM EATING YOUR MEALS AT THIS TIME TO LOSE WEIGHT and GAIN HEALTH!
I have written much about how our ancestors ate less and fasted more. I cover the benefits and how to incorporate these "intermittent fasts" and the "8 hour window" in my soon to release book Nature's Detox. Here are a few excerpts from a recent article:
In the study 11 people tried two eating schedules for four days. In one, they ate all their food between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. In the other, they engaged in a more typical meal schedule, starting to eat at 8 a.m. and finishing at 8 p.m. They ate exactly the same amount of calories on both eating schedules.
When the participants ate all their food early in the day, THEY BURNED 6 % MORE FAT and THEIR HUNGER LEVELS WERE EVEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
“The more you can eat your food earlier in the day, even if you’re not changing the timing of your meals, the better,” Dr. Peterson told TODAY. “Not everyone can always change their diet. But most everyone has some sort of control over when they eat or… how much food you eat at each meal.”
In other words, follow the old adage: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Traditional societies, like the Mediterranean culture, often do just that and consume their biggest meal in the middle of the day.
Peterson presented the findings at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. http://newswise.com/…/eating-dinner-early-or-skipping-it-ma…