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Nicola Roy & Robbie Purves

Michael Mosley reveals 'best' time to eat dinner that could help you lose weight

Dieting expert Michael Mosley has issued some advice about when you should be eating dinner for the best chances of losing weight.

Sustainable weight loss is at the forefront of Michael's teachings and he's published plenty of books, such as the Fast 800, on how to successfully diet and keep the weight off while remaining healthy.

He says one of the most important things you can do to shed the pounds is eat your heaviest meal at the start of the day, gradually eating less as the day goes on, and finishing off with a light dinner.

Coventry Live reports that he goes into more detail about this in his new book, the Fast 800 Keto, in which he explains you should be eating more than 50g of protein per day and less than 50g of carbohydrates.

And timing is apparently key, as he's revealed when you should be eating your last meal of the day for the best weight loss results.

He says the best time of day to eat is before 8pm, or hours before you go to sleep. He explains: "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."

Speaking to the Daily Mail last year, he said that pairing this with eating a later breakfast increases your fasting window: "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)."

By eating dinner earlier and fasting for longer, it means that your body is burning fat for longer.

This is similar to Time-Restricted Eating (TRE) plans, usually 16:8 or 14:10. These plans see people only eat within an eight or 10 hour window, to maximise their fasting time.

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