Time Restricted Eating Lowers Blood Sugar


Published Date : Apr 25, 2019

According to researchers, time restrictions in eating help in lowering blood sugar levels.  The study says, time limits in eating shows promising results in controlling blood sugar levels. This will prevent risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

According to study published in Obesity Journal, 15 men had been asked to restrict their food intake to 9 hours per day, for a week. The results have been amazing on these men who have a risk type 2 diabetes. These participants have been eating at a specific time either from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or mid-day to 9pm.  Associate Professor Heilbronn says, there have been no restrictions on intake of type of food though.

The results made them believe that instead of restricting food, time restrictions can help bring down blood sugar levels. It also resulted in little weight loss, says Heilbronn

Preventing Blood Sugar Risks

According to Rochler, time restricted eating is challenging, but practice can help manage it. He did not eat after 7:30 p.m, this resulted in improved blood glucose tolerance levels. Rochler says, he did not change the type of food that he has been eating. He took this trial for 8 weeks and seemed to have worked well with his lifestyle too.  

Heilbronn says, time restricted eating can bring about amazing benefits to our body if we respect our body biology. Our body has a capacity to take the nutrient load. We can enjoy food that we consider bad for us, if we let our body to fast more each night.  She further added, regardless of the promising results being show, larger study has to take place to prove its effectiveness.