Eating earlier in the day aids weight loss by curbing appetite
Intermittent fasting while ending your window of calorie consumption earlier in the day makes you skinny, any combination of diets with eating relatively closer to bed time makes you not skinny!
The authors write that "Eating in sync with circadian rhythms by eating early in the daytime appears to reduce body weight and improve metabolic health."
However, they add that it is not clear which mechanisms could be driving "these weight loss effects."
Contrast that with a "sumo wrestler" diet. Sumo wrestlers have mass rather than fat. A part of there strategy involves doing something you've probably heard you should never do if you're trying to lose weight: sleeping right after you eat.