Modern-day lifestyle permits access to food around the clock. Concurrently, we spend much of each day inactive, often sitting for prolonged periods. Such a lifestyle disrupts the body’s internal rhythms, predisposing many individuals to chronic metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes. Compliance to current diet and exercise guidelines is low.
A recent variation of a fasting diet for weight control, known as time-restricted eating (TRE), where all food is consumed within eight to 10 hours during waking, has been associated with many positive effects on metabolic health, including reductions in weight and improvements in blood pressure, glucose and insulin levels. Exercise induces multiple and comparable benefits as TRE. If these effects are additive is not known. View the abstract.