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Robbie Purves & Aaliyah Rugg

Doctor Michael Mosley's advice on the latest time you should eat to lose weight

A diet guru has revealed he best time to eat of an evening to help with weight loss.

Dr Michael Mosley has long endorsed the well-known phrase, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, meaning you should eat your largest meal of a morning. The diet expert has published several books and documentaries with his top tips on dieting, including more recently his new Fast 800 Keto plan.

This rapid weight loss diet involves eating 800 calories a day and includes the recommendation to increase your protein intake to at least 50g, while keeping carbohydrate intake below 50g. This is designed to put you into ketosis, which means your body is burning fat instead of glucose for fuel. The NHS recommends 2,000 calories a day for women and 2,500 for men and to consult your GP should you wish to make changes to your diet.

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The plan aids Dr Mosley's tip with timing, as he says the best time of day to eat is before 8pm, or several hours before you go to sleep, CoventryLive reports. He said: "Try and stop eating by 8pm and then not eat anything with calories after that. This is because what you eat before you sleep it hangs around in your system for much longer."

The ECHO previously reported that an easy change to your breakfast could make a massive difference to your weight loss, according to Dr Mosley. Writing on his website, Mosley revealed eating eggs in the morning can be a great building block for losing weight and that a mushroom omelette is one of his own "go-to breakfasts".

He wrote: "Boiled, poached, scrambled or as an omelette - they'll keep you feeling fuller for longer compared to cereal or toast."

On changing our approach to breakfast and maximising your weight loss potential, Dr Mosley wrote in the Daily Mail last year: "When you get up in the morning, you may be in a rush to tuck into your breakfast and get out of the door. Or you may be happy to hold off eating for a while (a lot of people find they don't get hungry until later in the day).

"One reason why you might want to delay breakfast if you're not ravenous is that, by doing so, you will be extending your overnight fast (i.e. how long it has been since your last meal)."

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