July 15, 2013 – In previous posts we’ve talked about how spring is a popular time of year for both men and women to have certain types of cosmetic surgery. The desire to look good in a swim suit and not hide behind layers of clothing can be enough incentive to consider weight loss and body contouring options. Now, with summer in full swing, many of us may wish we had opted for some cosmetic surgery help earlier in the year when it comes to losing those extra pounds.

But as with so many things in life, timing is everything and according to a recent article in the
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) newsletter, weight loss is no different. Keeping track of when you eat may be as important as keeping track of how much you eat.

The article cited a study published in the International Journal of Obesity. The study followed 420 men and women in their early 40s in Spain who were struggling with weight problems. The study reported that the men and women who ate their main meal of the day before 3pm lost around 22 pounds. Those who ate their main meal of the day later than 3pm were only able to drop about 17 pounds.

The researchers theorize that eating later in the day conflicts with your body’s internal clock and normal metabolism. Consuming your main intake of calories closer to bedtime rather than earlier in the day may throw your body’s normal rhythm off and make it harder to lose weight.

Before starting any weight loss program you should speak with your physician and have a regular check up. And if you still can’t get rid of those extra pounds in problem areas, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon can evaluate you and talk with you about other options such as a tummy tuck or liposuction.

[tags]Weight Loss, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction[/tags]