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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:21 PM

Study: Dieters who ate lunch earlier lost more weight

Dieters have long been told not to eat too many calories late in the day. Now, a new study suggests that dieters who eat lunch early lose more weight than those who eat a late lunch.

"We should start to consider meal timing in addition to calories and meal composition when thinking about weight loss," says the study's senior author Frank Scheer, an associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Among the findings reported Tuesday in the International Journal of Obesity:

-- Those who ate lunch earlier in the day lost an average of 22 pounds in 20 weeks; those who ate lunch later lost about 17 pounds.

-- The late eaters consumed fewer calories during breakfast and were more likely to skip breakfast than early eaters. (Dieters are often advised to eat breakfast.)

-- The late lunch eaters had lower insulin sensitivity, which is a risk factor for diabetes.


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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:26 PM

1. Al Sharpton, when asked how he lost his weight, said....

he stopped eating after 6pm and that was it. Now if I could only follow in his foot steps

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:42 PM

2. My schedule doesn't allow me to do that

The eating lunch earlier works great for me, but sometimes, I don't see dinner until 9 pm. Usually try to eat lighter at that hour but still, it's eat and off to bed in an hour.

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