Tonight, try to eat dinner at a reasonable hour - your metabolism may benefit from it. In a new study by The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, people who ate dinner at 6pm had different blood sugar and fat metabolism than those who ate at 10pm, even though everyone consumed the exact same plate of food. For decades, eating late has been linked to weight gain and diabetes risk, but this study looked deeper than correlations to test the cause and effect. Compared with early diners, late eaters had peak blood sugar levels almost 20 percent higher, and their fat burning reduced by 10 percent. This also supports the idea that food is metabolized more efficiently when we time our meals with our circadian rhythm, the same theory behind intermittent fasting. A few takeaways:
The food on your plate matters just as much as when you eat it. Choose a dinner that supports your Apeiron Life nutrition program and have it at a reasonable hour.
Pay attention to your breakfast and lunch times, too. In general, busy professionals tend to eat larger portions at dinner because they rush through their earlier meals.
If you’re curious to try intermittent fasting, reach out to your Apeiron Life expert, who will help decide if it supports your goals.