Your Health: 1-29-13 Late lunch may be bad for dieters

New research shares a new tip to possibly help in the fight against weight loss.

Your lunch has a lot to do with it.

Researchers found that of 420 people in a weight-loss program, the late-lunch crowd lost about 25 percent less weight than those who usually lunched before 3 p.m.

So, the new study shows people who like to eat lunch later in the afternoon may have more trouble shedding pounds than those who dine earlier.

However, this study participants were from Spain, where lunch is the biggest meal of the day.

The researchers cannot be sure that a late lunch itself thwarts people's diets.

The findings appear in the International Journal of Obesity.