Lose weight with a 12 hour weight loss rule
A relatively new concept for losing weight is the 12-hour rule. This type of diet is not so much about what is eaten, but at what time. A research team led by Dr. Satchidananda Panda from the Salk Insitute in California examined the effectiveness of the relatively new diet and came to the following conclusions.
Unhealthy Obesity Considering that being overweight or obese can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, there are certainly enough reasons to lose extra pounds. Many try to slim down again through dieting. But a large part of these methods are not suitable for everyday use and experts have been arguing for years about which form of diet is the best. According to a new study, it doesn't matter what is eaten, but when.
Study with mice A team of researchers led by Dr. Satchidananda Panda from Salk Insitute in California found that the body burns a lot of fat and calories if food is only consumed within a certain period of time. For the study, the scientists put 400 mice on different diets:
Some of the animals were fed a high-fat or high-sugar or high-fat diet. Others were given a high-sugar diet and others were given a balanced diet or fed in different time windows.
12-hour rule has an effect It was shown that those rodents who were only allowed to eat their food within a time window of nine to twelve hours remained overall leaner than the mice who were allowed to consume the same amount of food over 24 hours.
Even the animals, which were allowed to eat for 24 hours at the weekend, but returned to the maximum 12-hour rule during the week, do less than those who always had food at their disposal. According to the article, overweight animals even lost weight using this principle.
Not suitable for eating every time of the day The idea of eating only within a certain period of time is not new. For example, there are diet approaches that only suggest eating until a certain time. In addition, nutritionists repeatedly emphasize that not every time of day is suitable for eating. If you are still eating late at night, the food is difficult in the stomach because it has already switched to sleep mode.
However, such diets should be used with caution. Even if this can reduce the calorie intake, it remains important what is consumed in the remaining twelve hours. With pizza, fries and pasta, those wanting to lose weight could quickly slip into an unhealthy vicious circle.
Further research planned This means that, among other things, care must be taken to ensure a balanced vitamin intake. Long fasting can also lead to hunger attacks that are difficult to control. Furthermore, it is pointed out that the study results in mice cannot be transferred directly to humans. Further research should therefore show what the 12-hour rule can really mean for weight loss in humans. (sb, ad)