Do we really know what we think we know about eating — and dieting?Nutrition researchers are pondering whether breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and if time-restricted eating (a form of intermittent fasting) actually leads to weight loss.
Key questions include how many meals a day one really needs and whether restricting food intake to certain hours can lead to weight loss. The latter is an appetizing idea and one that’s gained attention since a mouse study of time-restricted eating and a few small human studies suggested eating only in a six to eight hours window helps with losing weight.