We hear new theories about how to achieve and maintain a slim and sexy physique all the time. There are many tips and tricks out there to help you maintain your metabolism, kick start your weight loss, and trick your brain into healthier habits.
These tips can get somewhat overwhelming, but they can prove useful for aiding in your weight loss goals.
One such method for encouraging weight loss that has been studied in the last few years is the idea that when you eat is as important as what you eat.
Applying these findings while eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly could help you regulate your metabolism and lose weight.
Your body’s internal clock determines how your metabolism functions throughout each day. Eating when your metabolism is slower and less likely to help you burn calories can make a huge difference in how much weight you lose.
A study conducted in collaboration with several universities conducted in Spain showed that the timing of participants’ eating caused some dieters to lose up to 22% less weight than those who ate at different times of the day.
So When Should You Eat?
The results of the study conducted in Spain indicate that eating your largest meal earlier in the day (before 3 PM) is best for encouraging and maintaining weight loss. This ties into the advice to always eat breakfast. In some cultures, lunch is the largest meal of the day, while dinner is a much lighter meal.
Eating your meals earlier in the day gives you time to burn off more of the calories you take in and is more in tune with your internal clock.
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