Eat Early to Lose Weight
Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen report:
Researchers tracked the eating habits and body weight of 420 dieters who munched, on average, a slimming 1,400 calories a day.
Those who ate their biggest meal of the day before 3 p.m. lost 22 pounds in 20 weeks, compared with 17 pounds for those who sat down to their main meal later on.
Both groups got similar amounts of sleep and exercise, so those factors didn’t account for the difference. Another clue that when you eat (not just what you eat) is crucial for weight-loss success.
Why? We’re beginning to suspect that eating helps reset your body clock every day, the same way exposure to sunlight can.
Downplaying or ignoring breakfast, then eating a major meal late in the day may throw off the timing that helps keep your metabolism humming – throwing it out of sync with the big body clock in your brain.
This could mean the difference between calories getting burned for fuel or stored as fat after a meal.
Start the day with breakfast and make sure you have some protein (there’s plenty of evidence that breakfast-eaters are slimmer). See the full archive letter here
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