The exact breakfast hour that works for weight loss better than all diet fads

Studies suggest that doing so can help people lose four to 11 pounds over several months of doing it religiously

Studies suggest that doing so can help people lose four to 11 pounds over several months of doing it religiously.

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New Delhi: Breakfast timing makes all the difference when it comes to diet and nutrition – and experts say that shifting it to the appropriate hour could be the key to weight loss. Usually, people sit to eat eggs for breakfast between 7am to 9am; however, experts say that shifting it to 11am could be helpful. Earlier, people had a broader eating window for the entire day which, doctors say, was contributing to high calorie intake. Therefore, it is imperative to shorten the frame to allow the body to fast for specific hours.

How to time meals for weight loss?

Achieving a 14-hour fasting period is necessary for weight loss and for that, the simple change that can be made is shifting the breakfast time from 8am to 11am. This is believe to be more effective that the 5:2 diet. This way, with a later breakfast, even if one eats a smaller amount, one can easily curb long-term calorie load.

This diet plan is effective as it helps the microbes in the gut develop a circadian rhythm that gives the digestive system time to rest. Studies suggest that doing so can help people lose four to 11 pounds over several months of doing it religiously. And for those that preferred an early breakfast, experts recommended an early dinner – as early as 6pm.

Is fasting the only way to lose weight?

Several meal plans such as intermittent fasting are advocates of fasting for weight loss. However, it appears that fasting, if not combined with the right dietary choices that promote calorie restriction, may not necessarily result in weight loss.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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