WeightControl.com Interview with:
Daniela Jakubowicz MD
Professor Virginia Commonwealth University
Diabetes Unit. E. Wolfson Medical Center
Sackler Faculty of Medicine,
Tel Aviv University,58100, Israel
The Authors Discuss their research on Meal Timing and Weight Loss
Daniela Jakubowicz1, Barnea M2, Julio Wainstein1, Oren Froy2.,
- Diabetes Unit, E. Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Most of the weight loss diets limit themselves to presenting the patient with different procedures for a smaller caloric intake. These methods do not take into account that the metabolism is controlled by several hormones that oscillate throughout every 24 hour cycle. These hormonal fluctuations determine at which moment of the day the food increases more the metabolism, at what hour the food is transformed more into energy and at what time into fat thus preventing weight loss.
Most of these weight loss diets, are not designed to reduce hunger and carb craving that are the main forces that push obese to eat at those hours (i.e. evening) when the food is more fattening;… instead these diets usually increase hunger and exacerbate the addictive impulses toward carbohydrates.
At this point many obese abruptly stop the diet and as a result of this practice, after a short period of weight loss, there is a quick return to obesity.