Slimming through 12 hours Slimming rule
Diets exist like sand by the sea. Most of them are able to reduce excess pounds with iron discipline. But it is precisely this renunciation that prevents long-term weight loss, as the relapse rate is extremely high and those affected find themselves in a spiral of frustration, losing weight and gaining weight again. A relatively new diet is currently being scientifically investigated. With this Di?t form it does not concern so much what is eaten, but around which time. A research team around Dr. Satchidananda Panda of the Salk Institute in California examined the effectiveness of the relatively new Di?t and came to the following realizations.
Considering that overweight or obesity can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks, there are truly enough reasons to get rid of excess pounds. Many try to lose weight through dieting. But the majority of these methods are not suitable for everyday use and experts have been arguing for years as to which form of diet is the best. According to a new study it does not depend however at all on what is eaten, but when.
Study with mice
A team of researchers led by Dr. Satchidananda Panda from the Salk Institute in California found out that the body burns a lot of fat and calories when the food intake only takes place within a certain period of time. The scientists used different diet plans for 400 mice in the study:
Some of the animals were fed a fatty diet or a diet rich in sugar and fat. Others were given a high-sugar diet and still others received a balanced diet or were fed in different time windows.
12-hour rule shows effect
It turned out that those rodents that were only allowed to eat their food in a time window of nine to twelve hours remained overall slimmer than the mice that were allowed to consume the same amount of food over 24 hours.
Even the animals that were allowed to eat for 24 hours on weekends, but returned to the 12-hour rule at most during the week, started to eat less than those that always had food at their disposal. As the article goes on to say, overweight animals even decreased according to this principle.
Not suitable for eating at all times of the day
A new idea is to eat only within a certain period of time, not to eat. For example, there are dietary approaches that suggest eating only until a certain time. In addition, dieticians repeatedly stress that not every time of day is suitable for eating. For example, when eating late at night, the food is heavy in the stomach because it has already switched to sleep mode.
However, such diets should be taken with caution. Even if this can reduce calorie intake, what is consumed in the remaining twelve hours remains important. Pizza, French fries and pasta could quickly lead to an unhealthy vicious circle.
Further research planned
This means that, among other things, a balanced supply of vitamins must still be ensured. In addition, prolonged fasting can lead to hunger attacks that are difficult to control. Furthermore, it is pointed out that the study results in mice cannot be directly transferred to humans. Further research should therefore show what the 12-hour rule can really mean for weight reduction in humans. (sb, ad)