1. morning snack
People who do not have a snack in between breakfast and lunch, losing almost 5 % more weight (an average of 7.5 pounds) more than one year compared with those who had a snack in the morning in the study of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2011.
Given the breakfast and lunch only a few hours, the researchers suspect that the majority of eating snacks in between breakfast and lunch is a habit, not because of hunger.
So forget your morning snack, unless you have to go four hours earlier and was continued on the road until the lunch hour. When you eat a snack, choose to satiate and include protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and less fat, like an apple with peanut butter or corn tortillas or with a slice of low fat cheese.
2. Late dinner
Rats that early dinner and fast for 16 hours, more slender than the rats that ate the same amount of calories but eat them all the time, according to a study in Cell Metabolism.
The researchers suspect that the longer the interval between meals, allowing the body to process food more efficiently. They saw that mice fed a high-fat diet will lose weight when they do not eat for 16 hours compared with mice that eat more often.
3. Reducing sleep time
In a small study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that when dieters to 5.5 hours of sleep at night within two weeks, they burn less fat than those who slept for 8.5 hours.
Other studies have shown that sleeping less than 5 hours per night may lead to weight gain. Korsitol secretion ( stress hormone associated with abdominal fat accumulation ) is at its lowest at night, but sleep deprivation will increase karsitol the next day.
Harvard study shows even if you lose sleep for one or two hours, you will more easily give up on junk food the next day.