When You Eat Can Affect Your Weight

It’s not just what you eat or how much you eat, but when you eat it. Now, there is research to back that up. The results of a carefully controlled study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, conducted on mice show that those on a reduced calorie diet that ate only during their normal feeding/active cycle were the only ones among five groups to lose weight, despite consuming the same amount of food. The implications of this are that dieting will only be effective if calories are consumed during the daytime when we are awake and active. As a result, we should be careful not to eat big meals, for example, late in the evening, when our bodies are winding down.

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