Today National Public Radio (NPR) released an article on chronobiology and how our body’s internal clocks affect our health, particularly our weight and diet. The article titled “Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines” examines the relationship between the desynchronization of the circadian rhythm and metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. They spoke to some leading chronobiologists about these new discoveries.
Harvard Neuroscientist Frank Scheer states, “The finding that we had was that people who ate their main meal earlier in the day were much more successful at losing weight.”
In fact, early eaters lost 25 percent more weight than later eaters. “A surprisingly large difference,” Scheer says. Another study found that eating a big breakfast was more conducive to weight loss, compared with a big dinner—adding to the evidence that the timing of meals is important.”
The idea of the ChronoDiet™ should not be news to our readers. The author continues:
Beyond weight management, there’s evidence that the clocks in our bodies—and the timing of our sleeping, eating and activities—play multiple roles in helping us maintain good health. And different systems in the body are programmed to do different tasks at different times.”
Listen to or read the full story here: npr.org