The Best Times To Eat To Lose Weight According To Science
We all know it’s important to watch what you eat, but what about when you eat? Dr. Geri Williams discusses the best times to eat for improved health and weight loss in this health tips video from Ideal You Health Center.
Obviously, what we eat has a huge impact on our weight and health, but when we eat is also important. The human body is designed to function in response to light and dark cycles. In fact, just like our eyes responding to light, our digestive organs are signaled to turn on by the first food of the day and power down after the last food of the day.
We’re supposed to be eating during the day time when the sun is out. When the sun goes down, our body is designed to start repair and burn storage fat. The ideal time to eat everyday is between 9am and 7pm. If possible, eat all of your meals in that 10 hour window or less.
Outside of that time, you may want to stick to water. This allows you to keep your cortisol levels low after sundown and permits your body to release melatonin, which helps you to get into a deep sleep. When you’re asleep from 10pm to 3am, your body then releases human growth hormones. That’s the prime time for your body to do its repairing and burning of fat.
If you can, stop eating 3-4 hours before you go to sleep. Research supports that having a daytime restricted eating schedule and sticking to it can have a big impact on your health and weight.