New theories in the realm of diets state that it’s more important WHEN you eat, rather than what you eat. So, perfect timing helps our weight loss. We all tried to get ahead of ourselves at least once in our lifetime, following restrictive or painful diets, hoping that our bodies will get slimmer, resembling to the ones we are only used to seeing in glossy magazines.
Everyone says eat less, exercise more, leave the carbs, go to the fruits and vegetables, concentrate on smoothies, don’t forget the water, eat good fiber, nuts, greenies, veggies, go raw vegan, forget about meat, remember the Mediterranean and so on. A new study suggests that the key to dieting success is not how much calories you ingest but when you eat them.
Timing is very important, as our body processes can help us burn even those gruesome fat foods that taste great and leave us drooling over the fast food counter. We don’t necessarily need to ignore them or die trying, we can surely indulge ourselves in life’s guilty pleasures now and then, but we need to find the perfect timing for that.
A recent study has found that if we can avoid food for 12 or 15 hours a day, we can also avoid weight gain over time and we can better control blood sugar level which reduces diabetes risk. Fasting is merely the best way of dieting. So we can easily indulge ourselves in the pleasure of eating and then put a stop to it, in order to create some sort of balance. Of course that doesn’t mean we should only eat trans-fats and fast food, but it doesn’t mean we must completely give up on those either. We must only keep in mind that there’s a perfect timing for everything, diets and fasting included.
Scientists are still running some test to conclude over the fasting strategy when it comes to the perfect way to lose weight. It seems that fasting along with eating the bulk of our daily calories early in the day could pay off in terms of weight loss.
However, everything is only a hypothesis for the moment, as the study was performed on mice and we still don’t know if it works for humans too. Researchers have gathered a group of 10 older women to analyze the theory and offer more relevant insights on the trial. “The really strong evidence is in rodent studies mostly where [timing calories] is a huge powerful predictor of overall metabolic health and chronic disease prevention,” Ruth Patterson, professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego declared.
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