Losing weight by delaying breakfast and having an early dinner
If you want to lose weight, the answer might be as easy as changing the hour of when you have your breakfast and dinner.
A new small 10-week study on time-restricted eating, led by Dr. Jonathan Johnston from the University of Surrey, investigated the impact of meal times on dietary intake, body composition and blood risk markers for diabetes and heart disease. And yes, when participants increased the time they spent fasting they did lose weight:
Participants in a trial who delayed their first meal of the day by 90 minutes and brought forward the last meal by 90 minutes lost more than twice the amount of body fat after 10 weeks compared to a control group, despite not cutting down on the amount of food they consumed.
This kind of time-restricted eating is also called intermittent fasting which could have numerous health benefits apart from just losing weight. You can learn more about intermittent fasting below.
Read more here:
The Telegraph: Later breakfast and earlier dinner boosts weight loss, study finds
Hindustan Times: Weight loss diet tips, eat a late breakfast and early dinner to reduce body fat
The Conversation: Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet
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I persist with this because I know when I eat an extra meal in the day, that I will begin to put on weight. Even when I do alternative day fasts (48 hours) I dont lose any weight. I am still borderline overweight/obese, so have at least 10kgs minimum to lose. I plan to restart walking and swimming this week -weather permitting- and hope that will help.
You might not believe it but you’re not eating enough. Your body thinks it’s starving so won’t let go of the fat. Count your calories for a little while and make sure you’re no lower than 1400 then see what happens. Sometimes carbs are too low also.