Skip dinner at night to shed those extra kilos!

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Weight gain is a very common problem and people spend a lot shedding their extra kilos. Even after drilling a big hole in their pocket, they get nearly zero result. Here’s a sigh of relief for those who want to lose weight as a new study reveals that eating dinner by mid-afternoon or skipping dinner can help in shedding weight.

According to researchers, one should follow an 18-hour fast after eating in mid-afternoon and should repeat the process on a daily basis. The process results in altering fat, reduces hunger swings and alters carbohydrate burning patterns.

“The study found that eating between 8.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. followed by an 18-hour daily fast kept appetite levels more even throughout the day, in comparison to eating between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.,” said lead author Courtney Peterson from Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, US.  “Eating only during a much smaller window of time than people are typically used to may help with weight loss,” Peterson added.

While explaining, study authors said that the process of early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) does not reduce the calory intake but it changes the daily hunger swings and increases fat burning hours at night which kills fat at a much higher rate.

Eating early changes the alignment with the body’s circadian clock which eventually has a positive impact on health. It improves the body metabolism and metabolic flexibility which further helps in improving body’s ability of switching between burning carbs and fats. However, scientists still don’t know whether eTRF helps in other aspects of health or it initiates weight loss.

These are the preliminary findings and a study on a larger scale is required to confirm the find. Moreover, initial find has shown positive aspect of diet realignment.

The study was presented burning at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at the ObesityWeek 2016 in Louisiana.

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