Starting your day’s eating at 10am and finishing by 6pm could help you shed a few pounds, a new study found. Time restricted eating – dubbed the 16:8 diet because you fast for 16 hours then eat whatever you want for eight – resulted in a weight loss of around 3% in 12 weeks, and lowered the blood pressure of volunteers by 7mmhg. Although they didn’t count calories or cut foods, people who ate this way consumed around 300 fewer calories a day, which led to weight loss. However, it’s not a miracle diet – it’s just one way of achieving a calorie deficit. On the plus side, it gets you away from calorie counting and doesn’t forbid any foods. On the minus side, it’s still pretty restrictive. For most people, eating within a 10-11 hour daily window may be more realistic and equally beneficial for weight loss.