- A small new study links intermittent fasting to better blood sugar management.
- Eating 80% of calories before 1 p.m. was more effective at blood sugar management than following a regular eating pattern.
- Experts say more research is needed before this strategy can be recommended—and it could pose some problems for certain groups.
A new study finds that a restricted eating plan that involves eating the bulk of your calories earlier in the day may help with blood sugar management—and reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes in people at risk of the condition.
The researchers had participants follow either an early time-restricted feeding pattern, where 80% of their calories were consumed before 1 p.m., or a normal eating pattern, where half the day’s