Early eaters lose more weight

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If you are one of the many Americans trying to lose weight, researchers suggest you change the time that you eat rather than what you choose for a meal.

Harvard researchers say is you are trying to lose weight, you should eat most of your food early in the day.

They studied a group of people who enrolled in a weight loss program in Spain where the largest meal of the day is at lunch.

Although everyone ate the same number of calories, those who had lunch before 3 p.m. lost four pounds more than those who ate at a later time.