Late breakfast could help in losing weight

Participants delayed breakfast by 90 minutes and brought dinner forward by 90 minutes

Participants delayed breakfast by 90 minutes and brought dinner forward by 90 minutes

He is a reader in chronobiology and integrative physiology with the University of Surrey in England.

Further, those who changed their meal times ate less food overall, than those who did not, the researchers said.

The results of the study were published yesterday in the Journal of Nutritional Sciences. They all work at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. A randomized controlled trial, for example, is a "main" study.

But the researchers weren't sure whether humans would see the same benefit, since so many factors go into when people eat meals and snacks, Johnston added.

The study on 'time-restricted feeding' lasted ten weeks.

How did the team study the effect of intermittent fasting on the body? They also had their dinner ninety minutes earlier.

During the study, participants completed diet diaries and gave blood samples. In other words, the researchers did not ask them to stick to a strict diet. During that window, they could eat as often as they liked. This assisted researchers evaluate if this kind of diet was simple to follow in daily life.


"This is really important as it emphasizes how important it is for dietary changes to fit with people's lives in the real world", Johnston said.

Researchers found that those who changed their mealtimes lost on average more than twice as much body fat as those in the control group, who ate their meals as normal.

If the findings from this pilot study can be reproduced in larger studies, time-restricted feeding programmes may have the potential to provide substantial health benefits.

How much did people eat?

There were no restrictions on what participants in either group could eat; only the timing of meals was stipulated. Those in the group that changed meal times consumed less food overall than participants in the control group. If you have dinner one hour earlier and breakfast one hour later, you are fasting for two hours longer. They wanted to determine whether fasting diets were something people could commit to over the long term. They said they couldn't do this due to their incompatibility with social and family life.

'The research team believes that by moving both breakfast and dinner closer to the middle of the day participants may have more closely attuned their eating times with their circadian rhythms, meaning the food metabolised better'. Decline in body fat reduces our odds of developing obesity and associated diseases, so is essential in enhancing our general wellness. We therefore must be certain they're flexible and conducive to actual life, as the possible advantages of these diets are very clear to see.

Recommended News

  • USA  military to scrap $300 million in aid to Pakistan

    USA military to scrap $300 million in aid to Pakistan

    The group is linked to the Afghan Taliban - a hardline Islamic movement that poses a major threat to the Afghan government. Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel.
    Nick Saban gets cranky over Alabama QB question

    Nick Saban gets cranky over Alabama QB question

    It's apparently an insult to Hurts to say it, but Tagovailoa looked masterful in his first action of the 2018 season. Alabama continues to dominate in the second half, finishing to a 51-14 victory over the Louisville Cardinals.

    Speeches and Scenes From McCain's Memorial in Washington

    Obama also said that he and McCain would oftentimes chat at the White House, many times about the state of America's politics. The late senator, who was hailed by many as a "maverick" and "hero", was widely respected across political parties.
  • Google rolls out bilingual version of Assistant, expands device support

    Google rolls out bilingual version of Assistant, expands device support

    The good news is that Google Assistant will be bilingual, but the bad news is that, well, Google Assistant will be bilingual. Now, you'll be able to set one TV as your default in the app, so you can just say "Hey Google, play Parks and Rec".
    Apple's self-driving auto  has its first confirmed crash

    Apple's self-driving auto has its first confirmed crash

    Apple uses Lexus RX450h SUVs as one of its self-driving vehicles in California, Cupertino, and other neighboring areas. This is the first time a collision involving an Apple autonomous vehicle has been reported by the California DMV.
    Could seniors boost their longevity with the Mediterranean diet?

    Could seniors boost their longevity with the Mediterranean diet?

    But not all men respond to the drug, and many others dislike having to take a pill during romantic moments. While Viagra can only have short term effects, this diet is a long lasting solution as compared to drugs.
  • Google releases Titan Security Key

    Google releases Titan Security Key

    But the company says these keys pack a punch that make them stronger and more resilient than any other security key on the market. Google's keys only available in the United States store now but the company says it will be rolling it out to other regions soon.
    Uber moots launching aerial taxi service in India by 2020

    Uber moots launching aerial taxi service in India by 2020

    Called Uber Elevate (aerial taxi arm), the programme will be rolled out in India , Japan , Australia , Brazil and France . Federal Aviation Administration about UberAir, so Uber's drone project would conceivably fit into those conversations.
    Brendan Rodgers confirms Celtic have rejected an offer for Moussa Dembele

    Brendan Rodgers confirms Celtic have rejected an offer for Moussa Dembele

    It is ongoing discussions. "I'm not sure if it's totally confirmed yet, but he's one we're interested in", he said. Moussa is not a player we want to lose", the Northern Irishman said. "There is speculation around him".
  • Wilton Speight Wins UCLA Starting Quarterback Job

    Wilton Speight Wins UCLA Starting Quarterback Job

    He played in 21 games for the Wolverines from 2015-17 and was the No. 1 QB in 2016 when MI finished 10-3 overall (7-2 Big Ten). It will be a significant change from the offense run at MI , so it will be interesting to see how Speight performs.
    Walker gives Manchester City win over Newcastle

    Walker gives Manchester City win over Newcastle

    The win put City's title defence back on track after a 1-1 draw at Wolverampton Wanderers last weekend. Gabriel Jesus almost extended the lead five minutes later, but his attempt was ruled offside.
    Kaepernick collusion case against National Football League  cleared to go to trial

    Kaepernick collusion case against National Football League cleared to go to trial

    Kaepernick contends the owners violated their collective bargaining agreement with players by conspiring to keep him off teams . Reid is also represented by Geragos, although Burbank's ruling applies only to Kaepernick's claim, not Reid's.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.