Melissa McAllister: When Should You REALLY Be Eating? [EP 53]

Show Notes:

In this episode, Melissa talks all about meal timing and the best way to plan out when to eat. Meal timing has a relation to health, fitness, and weight loss results. She talks about using intermittent fasting when timing out meals to get the best results for the body. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

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Studies on mice have shown that those given a more structured eating schedule versus those who could free feed all day had a better metabolism and actually lost weight. Shortening windows of eating through intermittent fasting will improve the body’s way of responding to food. Even simply leaving a 2 hour gap after waking up and before going to bed can make a big difference.    


Other studies have shown that the most optimal eating window is between 8 to 11 hours. An 8 to 9 hour window would be the most ideal and where you are going to see the biggest changes. Eating more protein early on will also help with muscle development.


Eating later is going to disrupt your sleep. In order to drift to sleep, your body temperature needs to cool down. Digestion keeps your internal body temperature higher, which will be a problem for sleep. If you don’t get good sleep, you are going to feel more hungry during the day. 

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