#SelfCoaching - Trying to lose weight? It’s not just what you eat that matters, it’s also when you eat.
On May 7, 2019
Unless you’re a sumo wrestler trying to beef up, you’re much better off eating your main meal earlier in the day. Although there isn’t a consensus on exactly what the “earlier” time should be, recent studies suggest that people who eat their main meal before 3:00 P.M. lose significantly more weight than those who eat later in the day.
Also keep in mind that your body digests food differently depending on the time of day you eat or snack. Post–3:00 P.M. eating prompts your body to store more energy in the form of fat. From an evolutionary perspective, it seems that our biological clocks evolved in a way to create late-night sweet, starchy, and salty desires. Fat storage in the evening would have been a good thing for our ancestors, considering the survival demands that a new day would inevitably bring. Bottom line: what was good for Fred and Wilma Flintstone isn't good for you!