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.
To learn more we recommend:
- The Fasting Method*
- Diet Doctor * – Time-restricted eating – a detailed intermittent fasting guide
- Hutchison, A.T., Regmi, P., Manoogian, E.N., Fleischer, J.G., Wittert, G.A., Panda, S. and Heilbronn, L.K. (2019), Time‐Restricted Feeding Improves Glucose Tolerance in Men at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Crossover Trial. Obesity, 27: 724-732. doi:10.1002/oby.22449
* These reputable organizations focus on evidence-based information and provide extensive literature references
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)