Lovers of butter, rejoice – eating a high-fat diet on a schedule may keep you svelter than eating a low-fat diet at random intervals, according to a researcher at Hebrew University.
Professor Oren Froy of the Agriculture, Food, and Environment department posits that regularly scheduling meals regulates metabolism and reduces weight gain.
The results were published in the academic journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
Mice fed a high-fat diet on a fixed schedule for 18 weeks gained less weight than counterparts fed either a low-fat diet on a fixed schedule, a low-fat diet on no schedule, and a high-fat diet on no schedule.
Additionally, the high-fat eaters seemed to metabolize what they ate better, rather than storing the fat in their bodies.
According to Froy, the findings reveal the importance of timing food consumption as a way of preventing obesity.