WHEN we eat can be just as important as WHAT we eat
Most of us graze all day long and only stop eating while we sleep, for about 8 hours a day.
But a recent study published earlier this year in Cell Metabolism from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, shows we might be better off eating for 8 hours a day and stopping for the other 16 hours.
They used mice that shared the same genes, gender and age and divided them into two groups.
Both groups ate a high-fat diet where 60 percent of the calories came from fat.
However one group ate whenever they wanted and the other could only eat during 8 hours of the day.
After 100 days the mice who ate whenever they wanted had gained weight, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and liver damage.
What's amazing is that not only did the other mice weight 28% less but they also showed no signs of the other bad effects either. Remember they were eating exactly the same thing but for only 8 hours a day.
So what's the explanation?
Letting your body fast for most of the day activates liver enzymes that cause your metabolism to burn extra calories as heat instead of storing them as fat.
So why not keep eating healthily but try to eat for only 8 hours a day and see the results for yourself!