A new study has found that restricting calories leads to weight loss, not necessarily the window of time you eat them in. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Ottawa, looked at the effects of two different types of diets on a group of overweight and obese adults. The first group was placed on a traditional calorie-restricted diet, while the second group was placed on a time-restricted diet. The time-restricted diet required participants to eat all of their meals within an 8-hour window each day.
The results of the study showed that both groups experienced similar levels of weight loss after 12 weeks. However, the group on the time-restricted diet also experienced a decrease in their levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as an increase in their level of HDL cholesterol.
While the results of this study are promising, it is important to note that more research is needed in order to determine the long-term effects of a time-restricted diet. If you are considering trying a time-restricted diet, be sure to speak with your doctor or a registered dietitian first.
It is often recommended that people looking to lose weight should restrict their calorie intake. However, a new study has found that it is not necessarily the calorie restriction itself that leads to weight loss, but rather the timing of when those calories are consumed.
The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that when participants restricted their calories to only be consumed during an eight-hour window each day, they lost more weight than those who were not given any restrictions on when they could eat.
Interestingly, the weight loss was not due to the participants consuming fewer calories overall, but rather the change in when they were consuming them. This suggests that the body may be better able to process and use calories when they are consumed during a smaller window of time each day.
While more research is needed to confirm these findings, the study provides interesting insight into the potential benefits of timing when you eat your meals and snacks throughout the day. If you are looking to lose weight, it may be worth experimenting with consuming your calories within a smaller window of time to see if it has any impact on your weight loss journey.