When you’re trying to lose weight, you know it’s important to keep track of how much food you eat. But did you know that when you eat your food might be just as important?
According to recent research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, focusing the majority of your attention (and calories) on one meal in particular may actually help you lose weight — and that’s lunch.
In an October 2016 study, researchers asked 80 overweight and obese women to eat the majority of their day’s calories at either lunch or dinner. After 12 weeks, the women who ate larger lunches not only lost more weight (an average of around 13 pounds compared to 10 pounds) but also lowered their blood sugar levels, and therefore also their diabetes risk, compared to those who ate huge dinners. Who would’ve thought?
Excerpted from netdoctor.co.uk