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Healthy Living On The Move - Time Does Matter
Is your waistline affected by when you eat, or is a calorie always just a calorie whenever you eat it? A new study, published in The International Journal of Obesity, conducted by researchers at Harvard and elsewhere found that weight loss strategies should focus not just on calories and nutrients "but also the timing of food intake." They followed 420 overweight men and women in Spain in a 20-week weight loss program. Participants had a similar diet, got equivalent amounts of sleep and had similar caloric intakes and expenditures - except for one crucial difference - one group consistently ate before 3.00 p.m. daily, while the other did so after 3.00 p.m. What does the result say about healthy eating? Healthy eating facts - by the end of the study, the early eaters had lost significantly more weight. They also showed higher insulin sensitivity, which reduces the risk of diabetes. So, time the big munch early for a svelte waistline!