This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M.

Peppered in with juice cleanses and the keto diet is an entire school of dietary thought dedicated to the idea that it's not what you eat, but when you eat that matters. "Watching the clock, and not just the calories, may play a more important role in weight control than previously acknowledged," reports The New York Times in reference to a series of studies on the subject. In fact, the American Heart Association endorsed the idea that front-loading calories at the beginning of the day may "help reduce risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol."

David Kirsch, an author and celebrity trainer whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and Kate Upton, would agree with this sentiment. He recently helped Harper's Bazaar's Lauren Levinson devise an eating plan that would essentially allow her to "debloat while still eating pasta and drinking wine," which is a lifestyle we can definitely get behind. His first suggestion? Practice portion control and be mindful of timing. Kirsch put Levinson on a 12-day lifestyle plan that included working out five days a week (a mix of yoga and strength training) and cutting out carbs after 2:30 p.m.

This story was originally published on MyDomaine.