time restricted eating

Time restricted eating (TRE) consists of eating within a time bounded portion of your day and then not eating during the remainder of the day.

For example, a 16:8 time restricted eating window would consist of not eating for 16 hours and eating during an 8 hour window. Eating real food and no snacking between meals in your eating window is usually recommended.

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Terms related to time restricted eating

  • Alternate Day Fast – Often fasting for 24 to 48 hours, usually in a 36 to 42 hour menu, including overnight. Sometimes used for weight loss*
  • Extended Fast – Often greater than 2 or three days. Some suggest to treat or prevent more serious metabolic conditions.
  • One Meal a Day (OMAD)
  • Two Meals a Day (TMAD)
  • eating window
  • intermittent fasting (IF)
  • time restricted feeding (TRF) less often – time restricted fasting
  • Some studies include early (TRFe) or delayed (TRFd)

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