Struggling to lose weight? Try out this approach which could prove to be beneficial for you, according to a new study published in Cell Metabolism.
The approach is simple: limit your daily eating window to only 10 hours.
This means that if you take your first bite of food at 8 a.m., you'd need to consume your last calorie of the day by 6 p.m.
Researchers tracked a group of overweight participants who followed this approach for about three months. "Typically, people would go for an 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. eating window," explains Dr. Pam Taub, a cardiologist at the University of California, San Diego's School of Medicine, and an author of the study.
During the fasting period, participants were encouraged to stay hydrated with water. Each day, they logged the timing of their meals and their sleep in an app.
"We saw a 3% reduction in their weight and a 4% reduction in abdominal visceral fat," says Taub.
More details about this study over at NPR.
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