In past 50 years the trend of processed convenience foods, fast foods and soda drinks have dominated over the use of fresh fruits, vegetables and lean protein sources. This trend contributed a lot as all western cultures are presently fighting obesity epidemic. Additionally, with busy life routines, now many people are aware of how much role does physical activities plays in consumption of calories. Latest research proves that the time we take our meal affect a lot in total calories consumption.

Meal timing is a critical and independent factor that can help promote weight loss

A study done on 420 Spanish obese people who practiced 140 days weight loss program. Dividing them into two groups, Early Eaters (main meal before 3 p.m.) and late eaters (main meal after 3 p.m.), it was found that Early eaters consumed more calories than late eaters and displayed a much faster rate of weight loss. Late eaters also had a lower estimated insulin sensitivity resulting significant chances of Diabetes.
One more fascinating finding of this study was that the late eaters loses the least amount of weight also consumed very fewer calories during the time of breakfast meal and were more likely to skip the main meal (lunch) altogether. This support the previous studies that concluded the importance of eating a breakfast meal with high protein breakfast encourage weight loss.

Researchers also accounted some other traditional factors that play a significant role in weight loss. Some of them to name are total calorie intake and expenditure, the appetite hormones leptin and ghrelin and the duration of sleep, and found nothing to be different between the late eaters and early eaters. This indicated that meal timing is a critical and independent factor that can risk out all your weight loss activities and can increase your weight loss time line to time without end.