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Does The Time Of Day You Eat Really Affect Your Weight?

February 12, 2016 2 min read

We've all been told the same thing for decades: never eat at night. For those of us who are looking to drop weight or are trying to avoid gaining, we accept this as gospel truth. But, the science has evolved over time and things are not nearly as cut and dry as we once thought. It is time to settle this matter once and for all!

For starters...

A 2005 study published in the journal  Obesity Research,  found no link between eating in the evening and gaining weight! This information lead nutrition professionals to say that snacking at night would not spell disaster for your diet.  

...And Then

In 2008, researchers found that people who eat between 11pm and 5am eat more calories per day and put on more weight over time. Basically, if you just eat whenever you feel like it, including at odd hours, you may be eating more overall.   [bctt tweet="Does The Time Of Day You Eat Really Affect Your Weight?"]

But now...

A new study discovered that when people who ate a third of their calories between 6pm and midnight, switched things up and fasted from 7pm to 9am, they lost more weight and reported better sleep.  

So, what does this mean?

It means that the time of day matters less than the amount you eat during a 24 hours period. To cut back the amount you are eating, try to keep your food intake limited to a ten hour window. Of course, what you eat matters as well. If you aren't eating clean, healthy food, you are going to struggle to meet your goals. If you  follow the BodyRock Meal Plan, you will gain the foundation required for building a balanced, healthy diet for years to come. The Meal Plan covers everyone from meat eaters to vegans and takes virtually all the guess work out of meal prep. We provide you with a weekly grocery list so all you have to do is buy the ingredients and follow along! We are talking 30 days worth of real, whole, exciting, flavorful meals and snacks, that will satisfy your taste buds! What are you waiting for? Get your Meal Plan here!   Are you shocked to learn that eating at night isn't a diet disaster? Source: Women's Health

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