Meal timing and frequency helps in weight loss than calorie count, a new study suggests. The research could help those who struggle with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The concept of meal timings and frequency highlights our eating patterns that can affect our weight and health, according to the study. It concludes that meal timing and frequency helps in weight loss.
The previous study has shown that the high energy breakfast boosts weight loss. With this healthy breakfast, you can also manage diabetes and reduce insulin requirement. This research was presented at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society’s 100th annual meeting on presented Saturday, March 17 in Chicago, Illinois.
“When and how frequently you eat is more important than what you eat and how many calories you eat,” said the head of the study, Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D., professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University.
Our body’s metabolism changes throughout the day so that eating heavy breakfast, average lunch, and small evening meal is beneficial than eating six small meals throughout the day, according to the study.
Jakubowicz and her team examined 11 women and 18 men with obesity and type 2 diabetes and they were using insulin for diabetes. Patients followed two different diets.
Bdiet group followed diet included a healthy breakfast, an average lunch, and a small dinner. The second 6Mdiet group consumed small meals throughout the day. As a result, the first group lost weight, while the second gained weight.
“A diet with adequate meal timing and frequency has a pivotal role in glucose control and weight loss,” diet expert concluded.