Shop At Home Lab Tests SHOP ALL → Bars & DrinksBars & SnacksElectrolyte DrinksEnergy DrinksProtein Drinks SHOP ALL → Bundle & Save SHOP ALL → CBD SHOP ALL → Diet & Weight ManagementBlood Sugar SupportThermogenicsWeight Management SHOP ALL → Essential Oils & Aromatherapy SHOP ALL → Fitness AccessoriesHeart Rate MonitorsPillowsWatch AccessoriesWatches SHOP ALL → Immunity & WellnessImmunityMineralsMultivitaminsVitamins SHOP ALL → Joints Support & OmegasFish OilJoints SupportPlant Based Omegas SHOP ALL → Men's HealthMen's Sexual HealthProstate SupportTestosterone Support SHOP ALL → On Sale ProductsFLASH SALEThis Week's Sale SHOP ALL → Performance & RecoveryNon-Stim Pre-WorkoutsPerformancePre-WorkoutsRecovery SHOP ALL → Probiotics & DigestionCleanse & DetoxDigestion SupportProbiotics SHOP ALL → ProteinPlant Based ProteinWhey Protein SHOP ALL → Superfoods & Plant BasedGreens MixesSuperfoodsVegan Products SHOP ALL → Targeted HealthBrain & Eye HealthHeart HealthLiver HealthStress & Sleep SHOP ALL → Women's HealthBone HealthHair, Skin, & NailsHormone SupportWomen's Sexual Health SHOP ALL → LATEST PRODUCTS Fitness FitnessEssential Amino Acids Support Muscle Protein Synthesis FitnessMaximizing Recovery After Training & Competition FitnessThe Keto Diet Plan May Benefit Body Builders FitnessHigh Intensity Interval Exercise VS Moderate Intensity, Continuous Training Health & WellnessTop Five Tips to Avoid Training too Much FitnessVitamins and Minerals to Improve Adolescent Fitness Fitness Topics PerformanceRecovery Latest in Fitness Health & Wellness Health & WellnessNutritional Factors May Modify Risk to Covid-19 Health & WellnessCOVID-19: Vitamin D May Modulate Risk & Severity Health & WellnessFish Oil Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk Health & WellnessTeenagers Top Five Foods for Success Health & WellnessResearch Confirms Optimum Vitamin D Blood Values Vitamins & MineralsAre Multivitamins Right for You? Health & Wellness Topics Health & Wellness ProductsImmunityMen's HealthWomen's Health Latest in Health & Wellness Nutrition NutritionTop Five Foods to Fight Inflammation RecipesHigh Protein Blue Berry Pancakes NutritionThe Top Five Healthy Foods for Women High Protein RecipesEgg & Turkey Stuffed Peppers Low Carb RecipesHearty Breakfast Sausage NutritionAre Cleansing Supplements Right for You? Nutrition Topics Nutrition ProductsRecipesVitamins & MineralsWeight Management Latest in Nutrition WEB SERIES Maximum Wellness Workout Wednesday LATEST IN WEB SERIES Shop SHOP At Home Lab Tests Bars & Drinks Bundle & Save CBD Diet & Weight Management Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Fitness Accessories Immunity & Wellness Joints Support & Omegas Men's Health On Sale Products Performance & Recovery Probiotics & Digestion Protein Superfoods & Plant Based Targeted Health Women's Health LATEST PRODUCTS Fitness Fitness Topics Performance Recovery Fitness Essential Amino Acids Support Muscle Protein Synthesis Fitness Maximizing Recovery After Training & Competition Fitness The Keto Diet Plan May Benefit Body Builders Fitness High Intensity Interval Exercise VS Moderate Intensity, Continuous Training Health & Wellness Top Five Tips to Avoid Training too Much Fitness Vitamins and Minerals to Improve Adolescent Fitness Latest in Fitness Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Topics Health & Wellness Products Immunity Men's Health Women's Health Health & Wellness Nutritional Factors May Modify Risk to Covid-19 Health & Wellness COVID-19: Vitamin D May Modulate Risk & Severity Health & Wellness Fish Oil Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk Health & Wellness Teenagers Top Five Foods for Success Health & Wellness Research Confirms Optimum Vitamin D Blood Values Vitamins & Minerals Are Multivitamins Right for You? Latest in Health & Wellness Nutrition Nutrition Topics Nutrition Products Recipes Vitamins & Minerals Weight Management Nutrition Top Five Foods to Fight Inflammation Recipes High Protein Blue Berry Pancakes Nutrition The Top Five Healthy Foods for Women High Protein Recipes Egg & Turkey Stuffed Peppers Low Carb Recipes Hearty Breakfast Sausage Nutrition Are Cleansing Supplements Right for You? Latest in Nutrition WEB SERIES WEB SERIESpodcastsMaximum Wellness podcastsWorkout Wednesday LATEST IN WEB SERIES Maximum Wellness Maximum Wellness, Episode 104: Time-restricted eating offers many beneficial health options Date June 23, 2021 Unlike intermittent fasting (IF)—a dietary intervention that alternates between periods of abstaining from solid food intake (fasting), typically 2-3 days per week, time-restricted eating (TRE)—a derivative of IF – provides a daily time period for food intake, typically 4 to 12 hours per day. The stark difference between IF and TRE is that TRE has no caloric restriction and affords a daily eating period. The daily feeding period is considered to be from the start of the consumption of the first meal and extending to the completion of the last meal of the day. This eating time period is estimated, based on research of 15,000 American adults, to be 12 hours for most people—extending to 15 hours for some. According to “Food Timing, Circadian Rhythm and Chrononutrition: A Systematic review of Time-Restricted Eating’s Effects on Human Health,” which appeared in the December 2020 issue of the online, peer-reviewed journal Nutrients, “a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 studies showed that TRE leads to weight loss and a reduction in fat mass with a preservation of fat-free mass and also has beneficials effects on cardiometabolic parameters, such as blood pressure, fasting glucose concentration, and cholesterol profiles.” The study authors, from the Department of General Medicine, Henri Warembourg Faculty of Medicine, University of Lille, France, reviewed the international literature, “exploring the effects of TRE on human health.” In terms of adherence to TE and the effect on calorie consumption, it appears that TRE was well-tolerated—with a compliance of 80% in eight studies—which is driven by a diet’s ability to reduce the desire to eat, usually by increasing the fat or protein content. From a metabolic perspective, the study authors cite research, which supports the fact that TRE may increase adiponectin, “an adipokine of which the secretion increases during fasting, and which could produce a loss of fat mass by increasing energy expenditure, and by activating AMPK, a kinase, which stimulates lipolysis (fat breakdown) and insulin-sensitivity.” As it pertains to our circadian clock, the French reviewers state, “the circadian system represents all the physiological processes involved in a 24-h cycle, such as the sleep/wake cycle, blood pressure, heart rate, hormone secretion, cognitive performance and mood regulation.” This system, comment the reviewers, “is regulated by a number of environmental stimuli, such as food intake, light exposure, and physical activity”—with any disruption contributing to numerous conditions, such as obesity. Thus, note the reviewers, “limiting the time of food consumption seems to readjust the food intake with the circadian clock; this is a fundamental principle of chrononutrition, which is the study of relationships between circadian clocks and food intake, which suggests that meal timing affects metabolism.” Ongoing research is needed to fully understand and appreciate the effects of both IF and TRE on reducing the metabolic disease burden that many people encounter during a lifespan. Depending on your health profile, it’s always best to consult with your primary care physician to determine of IF or TRE fits your health profile.