Depending on the latest diet scheme to hit your weight-conscious circle, you may be consuming a greater proportion of your calories in the morning, fasting after dinner or spreading your calories over five mini meals.
That line about “timing being everything” can apply to a lot in your life, but does it have an impact on weight loss?
Even though there’s no consensus, health experts suggest some links between weight loss and meal timing, and not all of it is what you’d expect.
“I think it’s a pretty complicated issue,” says Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, instructor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora.
Despite numerous studies on meal timing, the answers are hard to come by, according to Dr. Daniel Bessesen, chief of endocrinology, Denver Health Medical Center, Colo.