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Meal Times Matter

 

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Although nutritionists say that when you eat your meals does not matter so much in terms of how much weight you can lose, this may have been proved false.

New research has shown that those you eat their meals later in the day do lose less weight than those who eat the same meal earlier. 

Do you eat your meals early or late? Will you change when you do? 

 

Research:

Scientists have found it is not just what you eat, but also when you eat that can affect weight loss. 

Research carried out at Harvard Medical School led by Professor Frank Scheer found that even when people ate the same number of calories and burnt as much energy, those who ate the meal earlier in the day were able to lose more weight. 

Professor Scheer said, "This is the first large scale, prospective study to demonstrate that the timing of meals predicts weight-loss effectiveness."

Nutritionists have spent a long time trying to dispel the myth that if you eat late  at night you will gain  weight, but on this one they might be wrong. 

In both tests on mice and humans those eating later did gain more weight. For humans it is also known that doing shift work can mean that even though you are burning as much energy as those who work during the day, that the meal times mean it is harder to lose weight. 

Read the original article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/its-not-what-you-eat-its-when-you-eat-people-who-dine-later-struggle-to-lose-weight-8471616.html

 

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