If you’re trying to lose weight this year, don’t just watch what you eat, watch when. A new study confirms that your circadian rhythm and metabolism are closely linked.
In the study, the participants were all on the Mediterranean diet; regardless of age and other factors, those that ate later in the day lost less weight more slowly than those who ate at more “regular” meal times. Participants who ate later were also more likely to skip or skimp on breakfast, creating a long window between meals.
Combining good nutrition with good eating habits is important. What you eat for breakfast sets a precedent for the rest of the day, so balance is key. On top of that, it’s important to eat after sleeping because it wakes up your metabolism, so to speak. Skipping breakfast means that you aren’t going to be burning calories at a good rate for the first part of the day, and balance is key to good digestion the rest of the day.
It’s also long been held, and the study suggests some verification, that it’s not good to eat too close to bed. The general recommendation is to stop eating three hours before bed. Whether or not it has anything to do with losing weight, eating before bed is bad for the heart, since the body has to continue digesting when it’s supposed to be resting.
You can also support your metabolism with a nutritional supplement like Slim NRG.
Do you notice a difference in losing weight based on eating habits?