- An eating window of just six hours starting at 8am reduced hunger hormones
- Study found people burned fat over 24 hours, which could lead to weight loss
- Researchers said it may be due to eating in line with the natural body clock
Eating your last meal for the day at 2pm may sound like torture – but it may help you lose weight.
Scientists found fasting with a six hour eating window starting at 8am can suppress the appetite and lower levels of hunger hormones.
Fasting diets have previously been thought to help people shed the pounds by way helping them burn more calories.
However, the study suggests restricting meal times helps people to simply eat less, and it may be due to eating in line with the natural body clock.