Top Benefits of Early Time-Restricted Feeding or Intermittent Fasting

Top Benefits of Early Time-Restricted Feeding or Intermittent Fasting

New research is demonstrating that all of our cells run on cycles coordinated by our circadian rhythm.  Circadian rhythm is famous for regulating our sleep, but now scientists understand that it influences so much more, including blood sugar, fat metabolism, digestion, body temperature, blood pressure, hormone release and even neurotransmitter activity.  

It is not surprising that meal-timing strategies appear to help with weight loss, and researchers agree that coordinating meals) with your natural circadian rhythm can lead to improved metabolic health. But it appears that a strategy called early time-restricted feeding, which offers a shorter window of time in which to consume your meals — for instance 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — also helps reduce appetite and boost fat loss, according to a report published in the journal Obesity

A recent study examined the fat-loss benefits of this meal-timing strategy.  Early time-restricted feeding helped reduce appetite and boost fat loss.

The hormone ghrelin was lower in the morning and in the evening with study participants who followed the early time-restricted feeding schedule, resulting in a reduced desire to eat. They also burned more fat during a 24-hour period than those on a traditional intermittent-fasting plan. Researches do warn, however, that athletes and very active people may have a difficult time with this kind of super-restrictive plan, so assess your schedule and your lifestyle to determine whether it is right for you.

If you are looking for ways to get great sleep, reset your circadian rhythm and support healthy weight management, then in addition to restricting your eating times, RestoreZ can help you reach your goals.  RestoreZ is the first product to not only optimize deep, restorative sleep, but also help synchronize and strengthen your circadian rhythm. 

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Written by Lara McGlashan for Oxygen Magazine and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.

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