Good Morning. This is Laura Vaughn from The Weekend River in for Scott and Danielle this morning.
It’s the latest diet craze. Apparently you can lose weight without having to cut your calories or carbs or sugar. You just have to cut out dinner.
A new study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that when people only ate between 8:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. it helped them burn way more fat than people eating three meals a day, even though they ate the same number of calories.
The people who stopped eating at 2:00 P.M. also found themselves hungry less often than the people who were eating all day long which is basically the opposite of what you’d think.
So why does this happen? The researchers think your body quickly adapts to eating less often and produces less of a hormone that makes you hungry and more of the hormone that makes you feel full.
The researchers say they’re REALLY optimistic about the success people can have with the plan because they’re not feeling as hungry so they’re not as likely to break the diet.