The Shocking Reason You Can’t Lose Weight
It’s happened more times than I can count.
Patients who are struggling to lose weight come to my office, swearing they’re doing all the right things.
But the pounds just won’t come off. Sounds familiar, right?
Well, more often than not, these patients share one common habit that is sabotaging their diets.
They’re paying attention to what they’re eating – but not giving a second thought to when.
But according to a recent study, eating at the wrong time of day could have a major impact on your weight—and your health.
For this recent study, adults spent eight weeks eating three meals a day, plus two snacks, during daytime hours (between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.).
Then, for another eight weeks they ate the same food (three meals a day plus two snacks), only this time it was later in the day (between noon to 11 p.m.).
Even though the participants ate the SAME foods, spread out over the SAME amount of time (11 hours), the differences in when they ate were astounding.
When the participants ate later in the day, they metabolized less fat and more carbs.
This led to an increase in weight, insulin levels, fasting glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
I’m talking about risk factors for obesity, heart disease, diabetes… you name it.
What this means is that something as simple as stopping eating a few hours earlier in the day can help stave off not just weight gain, but also some of today’s most serious health problems.
Why would a four-hour difference be such a big deal?
It all comes back to following your body’s natural circadian rhythm, which regulates hormone production.
This study showed that when the participants ate earlier in the day, the hormone ghrelin (which stimulates appetite) peaked earlier in the day, while leptin (which stimulates fullness) peaked later.
In other words, eating earlier in the day puts you in a position to be working with your hormones instead of against them when it comes to managing your diet and your weight.
Even though this study was relatively small, it confirms what I’ve been telling patients for years.
In fact, I often try to get my patients to do all their eating within a 7-8 hour window.
I challenge you to give this a try yourself for eight weeks to see if this simple fix can make a big change in your life (and your weight).
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
When I was a kid, I loved to gulp down a cold, creamy glass of milk – especially with my mother’s homemade cookies. But somewhere along the way, the government and the food industry tampered with one of nature’s perfect foods—taking out the fat (and all the taste)—and I stopped being such a fan. But...
When it comes to stopping breast cancer, mainstream medicine doesn’t have much useful to say. They’ll talk all about the benefits of early detection – but that only catches cancer AFTER you already have it. I think we can do better… In fact, there’s a special type of omega-3 fatty acid that’s 8 TIMES more...
For years, the medical establishment has told us that any damage done to your heart is irreversible. You just had to make do with the healthy parts of your heart that are left. I’ve always believed that was total nonsense… and another study is proving I was right. Because it turns out there’s an easy...
Fixing a key underlying deficiency could have you harnessing your body’s fat-burning power in just minutes a day—without diets or exercise.
Alzheimer’s. There’s a laundry list of reasons why this condition is so tragic. You don’t just lose your memories and your independence – it even changes your behavior and what it means to be you. While some researchers are frantically searching for a cure, others are doing their best to stop it from developing to...
It’s hard to imagine a bigger hoax foisted on the American public than the cholesterol/statin myth. The Big Pharma propaganda machine has managed to convince millions of people to take a dangerous drug for an imaginary problem. These drugs cost a fortune and come loaded with side effects, yet studies continue to reveal that they...
Your responses to my new pain survey keep rolling in… and I’m seeing firsthand how pain is controlling too many of your lives. One woman wrote how her fingers hurt so much, she can’t even hold a pen anymore. Nobody should have to live like that… and you don’t have to anymore. Because, believe it...
Thanks so much to all of you who responded to my pain survey last week (if you still haven’t taken it, click here). I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by your response… and by your stories of the ways pain has impacted your lives. One reader wrote how she used to walk her dog every day, and...
Let’s face it – none of our bodies are quite as limber as they used to be. And lots of times, the problem starts as soon as you roll out of bed. You start your morning with stiff, aching joints. But it turns out that morning stiffness could actually be a sign of something much...
It was one of the largest studies of its kind… and it ought to have millions of Americans very nervous. A new study showed that people who work at night are sending their cancer risk through the roof. Maybe you retired a long time ago… but that still doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods....