The Gulf Today - Panorama - - HAVE YOU HEARD? - By the Univer­sity of Sur­rey, meal times

Chang­ing the time you eat your meals could be key to re­duc­ing body fat, a new re­port claims. Ac­cord­ing to a 10-week study into “time-re­stricted feed­ing” led can have a sig­ni­icant im­pact on body com­po­si­tion.

Par­tic­i­pants were not re­quired to fol­low a par­tic­u­lar diet and could eat what­ever they wanted, so long as it was within a speciic win­dow. Re­searchers split par­tic­i­pants into two groups: a con­trol group who ate their meals as they nor­mally would and an­other group who were re­quired to eat their break­fast 90 min­utes later than nor­mal while also eat­ing their din­ner 90 min­utes ear­lier. The re­sults showed that those who stuck to eat­ing within a speciic win­dow lost more than twice as much body fat than the con­trol group. The ques­tion­naire also re­vealed that 57 per cent of par­tic­i­pants in the study group no­ticed a re­duc­tion in their food con­sump­tion, ei­ther due to de­creased ap­petite or re­duced snack­ing as a re­sult of the re­stric­tive time pe­riod in which they were al­lowed to eat.

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