Did you know just small shifts in when you eat your meals may drastically improve your weight and body fat loss? According to research published in the Journal of Nutritional Sciences, it really might be that easy.
THE STUDY: SHIFTING BREAKFAST AND DINNER TIMES
A 10-week pilot study looked at “time-restricted feeding,” which is a form of intermittent fasting, and involved 13 participants split into two groups :
- Those who had to eat breakfast 90 minutes later than usual and eat dinner 90 minutes earlierthan usual
- Those who continued eating meals at the times they usually would
Note: The researchers didn’t even tell the participants what to eat; they only monitored when they had these two meals.
Before and during the ten weeks, the participants provided blood samples and kept diet diaries.
The researchers found that, on average and compared with the control group, those in the restriction group lost twice the amount of body fat!
They also found those who changed their meal times ate less food overall. And 57 percent of participants recorded having either decreased appetite, less snacks(especially in the evenings), and less chances to eat.
These results demonstrate how just making simple shifts in meal times, as we do with intermittent fasting, is such a helpful tool for reducing body fat and boosting weight loss.
By eating breakfast 1 ½ hours later and dinner 1 ½ hours earlier, the study subjects shortened their eating window for the day. They reduced the amount of time their bodies were processing food and the amount of time they had to eat.
As a result, they supercharged their fat loss in a short period of time!
BURNING BODY FAT WITH INTERMITTENT FASTING AND THE KETO ZONE
One important point: The researchers didn’t measure for other health factors like blood pressure, cholesterol, or triglycerides. And while when you eat can make a big difference, what you eat matters for health too.
So just imagine if they combined these amazing benefits of a smaller eating window with the health benefits of detoxing or the appetite-suppressing, energy-boosting, fat-burning, and disease-preventing qualities of the Keto Zone Diet! That’s a winning combination.