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Time-restricted eating refers to eating all your meals during a 8-12 hour time window during the day when all metabolic processes are working their best in accordance with the circadian clock.

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    Kind of a shame that the apparent conclusion reached by Dr. Dale Schoeller(1) is that the time of day is the relevant revelation.

    It would be interesting to test whether intermittent fasting within that 8 hour window produced different results depending on the time of day that window was open.

    1 “These preliminary findings suggest for the first time in humans what we’ve seen in animal models – that the timing of eating during the day does have an impact on our metabolism,” –Dr. Dale Schoeller

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      I was thinking the same thing. This study is relevant in that it helps further the idea that people should not be constantly snacking, but it feels similar to the “don’t eat carbs after 10 pm” panic. Hopefully we don’t get another one of those.

      I believe that this study would be of interest to you http://translational-medicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12967-016-1044-0

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      I would love to see this same study repeated with the eating window pushed to the evening vs the morning as I prefer getting the bulk of my productive duties (work, exercise, etc.) done while fasted during the day.

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        I have an experiment of one where, after adopting (well, ‘late’) time-restricted eating regimen, I went from 95 kg to 87 kg in three weeks (male, 183 cm).

        It’s now a year later and my weight has stabilized at 81 kg (waist 80 cm, down from 90 cm).

        Also, I’ve naturally gravitated towards one long (home cooked) meal taken from 17:00 to 19:00 local time, plus maybe a sandwich later. My preferences have also shifted towards fattier foods and less spices and flavouring.

        If anyone ever does a longer study, it’d be interesting to know whether similar shifts of habits and preferences are observed.

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          What is someone suppose to do if they take prescription medication. Say for thyroid. It is suppose to be taken same time 30 minutes before food. Does my time clock start ticking from the moment I take my pills?

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            I am interested to see/hear how Caloric intake during the “window” affects physical performance. Athletes in competitive training benefit from eating within this “window”.