Best of Fast Fitness: Is It What You Eat Or When You Eat?
It’s no secret that eating a salad instead of cake will help you lose weight. But if you’re going to eat cake, is it better to eat it after dinner or earlier in the day? This post from the archives on timing your meals can help.
We have all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”. However, the latest research reaffirms we should probably amend that phrase to be “you are what and when you eat”. If you are trying to tone up or lose pounds, you might be surprised how much timing affects your goals. Here is the short take, courtesy of Health.com:
- Your body clock is set up on a 24-hour cycle, so regular meals are key to keeping your metabolism consistent
- Irregular meals can set you up for increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, regardless of diet
- Those who eat six smaller meals per day have better cholesterol and insulin levels than those who eat meals on an irregular schedule, particularly in the case of evening eating
The great news is being more aware of the timing of your meals is something you can control now without changing a single thing about what you eat. If only everything was this easy!
– Dan Mulcahey