The International Journal of Obesity recently published its findings following a study on lunch eating times. Results showed that those who eat lunch earlier in the day are likely to have less weight fluctuations and to be more successful when it comes to keeping off the pounds.
One the people involved with the project – Frank Scheer spoke of a growing need to not just pay attention to what we eat but also when we eat it. The study took place in Spain with over four hundred participants. They were provided with with plenty of coaching regarding nutrition, exercise etc with their progress recorded daily.
The subjects followed the teachings of the Mediterranean diet quite closely with over forty percent of everyday intake consumed by lunch time. The difference here was that over 50% of the group did not take lunch until after three.
Over a 5 month period those who eat lunch earlier were found to lose on average 2.3 kg more.