Time your diet well to stay fit
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Time your diet well to stay fit

When it comes to weight loss, it may be less about what you eat and more about when you eat.

health and fitness Updated: Sep 17, 2012 00:36 IST

At least, that’s the conclusion of a recent study by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which found that a carefully timed diet, even one that’s high-fat, could help reset the metabolism and cue the body to use up fat reserves for energy to prevent obesity.

Published in The FASEB Journal, it’s the latest study to stress that fat is not necessarily the enemy. “Our research shows that the timing of food consumption takes precedence over the amount of fat in the diet, leading to improved metabolism and helping to prevent obesity,” said lead researcher Oren Froy, adding,

“Improving metabolism through the careful scheduling of meals, without limiting the content of the daily menu, could be used as a therapeutic tool to prevent obesity in humans.”

First Published: Sep 16, 2012 16:12 IST