A matter of mealtimes
Could losing weight and reducing late-night cravings be as simple as restricting mealtimes to between 8am and 2pm? This is the suggestion put forward by a recent American study. The theory is that if you only consume calories while actively burning them, it will alter fat and carbohydrate burning patterns. Study participants who ate between 8am and 2pm were not hit by hunger pangs late at night, and kept appetite levels even. But don’t ditch dinner yet – researchers say more study is needed to affirm the theory.