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How can eating a late lunch prevent me from losing weight?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A new study suggests that people who like to eat lunch late in the afternoon may have more trouble shedding pounds than those who dine earlier. The study, which was conducted in Spain, found that those who ate their lunch after 3 p.m. lost 25% less weight. Researchers aren’t completely sure why a late lunch would lead to slower weight loss; however, one possibility is the negative effects of going too long between meals, which may slow the metabolism.

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