Is It Time to Eat? An Early Dinner May Improve Metabolism

Eat breakfast early, lunch early, and dinner even earlier so that you finish your last meal by 2pm. That’s the conclusion of a small new study, which found not all calories are equal and when you consume them makes a difference too.

Researchers from Pennington Biomedical Research Centre followed 11 participants and had them eat all their meals before 2pm. On a separate occasion they had the same participants eat the same meals, with the same calories, between 8am and 8pm.

They found that eating before 2pm reduced hunger swings and increased fat burning at night. It also improved metabolic flexibility, which is the body’s ability to switch between burning carbs and fats.

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