Best times of day to eat breakfast and dinner to 'reduce belly fat' and manage hunger

Looking to achieve quick weight loss and get rid of that bothersome belly fat? The answer could lie in the timing of your meals, especially breakfast and dinner.

As more people struggle with diabetes, scientists are researching how meal timings can affect weight loss results. Avoiding late-night snacks and getting the body’s metabolism going at sensible hours are key points to consider, according to experts.

In a chat on GB News, health writer, physician and nutritionist Naheed Ali at Sweatblock suggested the best times to eat meals for a trimmer tummy.

Ali is one of a number of scientists who believe that it’s crucial to gear our eating habits to our metabolic rhythms to effectively shed pounds.

According to Ali, sticking to eating schedules suited to our own lifestyle can teach the body to switch on its metabolism, aiding swift weight loss. He explained to GB News: “[They] play a crucial role in managing hunger hormones and insulin sensitivity.”

So, having a well-structured daily plan could be just the ticket for those aiming to lose weight.¬†Ali recommended: “Initiating your day at 6am and concluding activity by 10pm aligns with the body’s natural circadian rhythms.”

This timetable encourages an environment where fat burning can thrive, says the guru. Furthermore, keeping to a regular schedule not only helps manage the body’s systems but also eludes any issues that could stand in the way of weight loss.

Ali insists that implementing this approach when we eat our morning and evening meals could significantly boost the body’s ability to melt away belly fat.

Ali said: “Breakfast should ideally be consumed within an hour of waking up, around 7am to jumpstart the metabolism.

“Dinner, on the other hand, should be consumed at least two to three hours before bedtime, around 7pm, to ensure that the body has ample time to digest the meal before the metabolic rate slows down during sleep.

“This schedule supports insulin sensitivity and helps manage hunger hormones throughout the day, thereby aiding in the reduction of belly fat.”

It’s important to remember that everyone is different and will react differently to various food and meal timings.

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for weight loss.

The great news is that time-restricted eating can be easily adjusted to suit different needs.