With all of the diet advice out there, most of us have learned about what and how much to eat to reach our weight loss goals. But what about when you eat? Are there any best times to eat for weight loss? New research suggests that the timing of your meals may be more important than you thought.
According to a recent Harvard University study, our mealtimes have to be simpatico with our internal clock, also known as the circadian rhythm. Put simply, our body’s metabolic processes follow a circadian pattern (the effect of day/night cycles), meaning when you eat your meals can affect important weight loss factors like appetite and the breakdown of fat.
So what is the best time to eat for weight loss and general health? Here’s the skinny on the best (and worst) times to get your grub on.