Well, the idea that it "keeps you out of starvation mode" is silly, because it takes longer than 12 hours to do that. Starvation mode is something that happens after weeks or months of undereating, not going to bed on an empty stomach.
There's no reliable evidence that I know of that supports the idea that eating calories at ANY time affects your fat-burning ability, nor that eating any kind of food causes you to "burn more fat".
With that said, I bet it helps because you're not going so long between meals. You're reducing your fasting period, and keeping your blood sugar levels higher and keeping fuel in your body,which fights off evening-snacking and leaves you less likely to overeat.
I don't think it'll do anything to help you lose weight faster. But if it's helping you feel better, and you're staying in your calorie ranges, I see no problem with it. It's just an extension of the concept of eating many small meals through the day to keep the metabolic furnace stoked.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 4/25/2013 (11:18)
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