According to some research, the time of day that you eat might effect your weight gain as well as your metabolism, particularly if it is later in the day. This notion was put to the test by a team of researchers who conducted an experiment in which they subjected a group of obese participants to a stringent control protocol in order to determine how the changing of the time of calorie intake may alter metabolism and hunger.
The research team revealed their findings in an article that was published in Cell Metabolism. The publication discussed how consuming calories earlier in the day leads to much-reduced hunger throughout the day.
In order to conduct the experiment, thirty overweight participants were sought out and recruited. The individuals were all on weight reduction programs, however, one group had their calorie intake increased more in the morning, while the other group had their caloric intake increased more in the evening.
In terms of the proportion of daily caloric intake, the calories ingested at each meal were either concentrated in the morning or in the evening. People who ate heartier breakfasts reported feeling less hungry and having a smaller appetite throughout the day.
The authors of the research believe that this might be the reason why morning meals and the behavioral changes that occur from it, such as decreased calorie consumption, could explain why morning laden diets have advantages. Nevertheless, the results of this research showed that both groups lost about the same amount of weight over the course of the study period, and there were no discernible variations in energy metabolism.
As per physician Bhanu Prakash Kolla, the results of the study show that eating late could cause an increase in hunger, influences hormones, and also modifies expression of genes, particularly in terms of fat metabolism, with a trend toward less fat disintegration and more fat deposition. This is according to the findings of the study. In addition to these effects on hormones and gene expression