There are plenty of brilliant and healthy food recipes out there catering for every possible culinary taste, but when you want to get serious about weight loss It’s important to pay attention not just to WHAT you eat. But also How, When and Why you Eat.
We have been looking into the other factors that affect weight gain, apart from eating healthily. These key tips we will share here as our weight loss hacks and hack number one is to pay attention to WHEN you eat.
A study led by Ulster University in Northern Ireland has looked deeper into the daily rhythm of people’s calorie consumptions and how this affects the quantity and quality of the food that person consumes.
The study found two significant things, firstly that people who wat a larger proportion of their daily EI (Energy Intake) later in the day, eat more calories. So if you are skipping meals and eating big in the evening you are probably consuming more calories than if you had eaten breakfast and lunch.
The study also suggested that meal timing affects the nutritional quality of the food eaten. People are more likely to be consuming refined carbohydrates and fats if they are getting a larger proportion of their calories after 6 pm.
This new study backs up the old adage ‘eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch and a pauper for dinner. Previously this was accepted on basis that we burn most of our calories later in the day. This study shows it also affects how much we eat and what we eat.
Having nothing but coffee for breakfast, skipping lunch and feasting in the evening, is the worst routine for weight loss. Shifting the amount you eat to earlier in the day will help you shed those pounds.