Studies beginning with mice and fruit flies suggested that limiting eating to a ten-hour window each day can provide health benefits. Studying healthy people followed by people with metabolic diseases showed similar results. Health benefits include: weight loss, lower blood sugar, lower blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol, and increased good cholesterol.
Usually not hungry when I first wake, it was easy for me to try TRE—time restricted eating. I did lose weight, but I haven’t noticed other changes. One of my sisters also lost weight using TRE as one of her strategies.
The article doesn’t pose a reason for better health measures but did find that people ate 8% fewer calories.
And no, the article doesn’t recommend demolishing all of your Christmas cookies at one setting. I remember in years past developing the holiday habit of one sweet after dinner. Unfortunately, when the chocolate was gone my craving wasn’t.
Enjoy your holidays with or without treats.