Studies have shown that intermittent fasting (IF) can reduce body weight or body fat, as well as a number of metabolic markers. However, it is unknown whether the metabolic benefits are solely due to the weight loss. In addition, data from circadian studies suggest that eating earlier in the day has a positive effect on metabolism. The aim of this randomised, cross-over, controlled feeding trial was to evaluate the effects of early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) on weight and metabolic markers. eTRF was implemented as consuming all calories within a 6 hours window with the last meal no later than 3pm. 8 overweight men with prediabetes were randomized to either eTRF or a control schedule (12-hr feeding period) for 5 weeks, and later crossed over to the other schedule. During both eating regimes the same meals and calories were consumed in both groups in a controlled environment. eTRF improved insulin metabolism, blood pressure and oxidative stress, but not glucose levels, cholesterol or inflammatory markers. No weight loss occurred either during eTRF or control period, suggesting that the observed changes are independent of weight loss. The authors conclude that eTRF improves some aspects of cardiometabolic health and that these effects are not solely due to weight loss.