New research suggests that when to eat a meal plays a significant role in predicting weight loss or gain.
I am not a big fan of counting calories on a plant-based diet because I believe a healthy vegan diet is a path to lifelong weight control. But the idea of when to eat your calories could make sense for some people who haven't been able to lose weight on a plant-based diet.
Today I share with you a lot of research I have been doing on weight loss and weight gain, and it has been fascinating.
What I have discovered is that that there is a science behind when to eat to lose weight.
Have you ever noticed that you tend to feel energized and drowsy around the same times every day? This is your circadian rhythm at work. Your circadian rhythm is a 24-hour clock that is running in the background of your brain. It is also know as the sleep-wake cycle.
In the last 15 years, there's been a wealth of evidence suggesting that abnormal or impaired circadian rhythms can bring an increased risk for many illnesses including cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, obesity and even emotional dysregulation.
Emotional dysregulation is a term used in the mental health community to refer to an emotional response that is poorly modulated. Meaning that the scope of emotions does not fall within the conventionally accepted range of emotional response. Say for example you are easily frustrated, easily saddened or easily angered. That would be emotional dysregulation.
What researchers are discovering is that changing your meal times could be enough to reset your circadian rhythm and help you lose weight.
Not only that other studies suggest that people who front-load their calories to an earlier part of the day lose more weight and feel more satiated.
Find out when to eat your meals to maximize weight loss, sleep better and decrease your risk for chronic disease in this podcast.
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