07 March 2017, 09:20
Reach your ideal weight without starving? This is possible if you follow a chrono diet, that is, a diet by the hour. Let’s tell you what it’s all about!
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Biorhythm weight loss
The tedious counting of calories is a common thing for those who monitor their weight. But this does not make much sense, say chronobiologists (translated from the Greek “chronos” — “time”). Exploring the internal clock of the human body, they brought out the so-called chrono-diet, or diet by the clock. Doctors proceed from the hypothesis that the production of digestive enzymes is subject to biorhythms. So, for each type of food there is a “right” time. For example, the body in the morning, afternoon and evening is differently sensitive to carbohydrates. Eat a cookie at the wrong time and the arrow on the scale will swing to the right!
How to eat on a chrono diet
When going on a diet by the hour, it is important to remember that the day is divided into 4 phases:
Stage 1: In the morning hours (from 6.00 to 9.00) enzymes are actively produced that break down fats. Protein foods will also be digested well at this time. On the table: scrambled eggs, a slice of bread with butter, toast with a piece of meat. It is better not to abuse products containing simple sugars — they will lead to a jump in blood sugar, while the amount of insulin in the morning is still small and it does not
can convert all that glucose into energy.
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Phase 2: After 13.00 enzymes are produced in large quantities that break down protein foods. Moreover, at this time, a sufficient amount of insulin enters the bloodstream. So at lunch you will need carbohydrates in the company of proteins — to give strength! It can be vegetable soups or pasta with lean meat.
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Stage 3: For an afternoon snack, you can afford something sweet! From 16.00 to 18.00 insulin production is maximized. Fruit salad and some chocolate — what you need for a diet by the hour!
Phase 4: After 18.00 carbohydrate metabolism is declining. This is due to a decrease in the activity of the pancreas, as well as the fact that the liver begins to inhibit insulin metabolism. Decreased production of digestive juices. Therefore, dinner should be light — for example, fish or turkey, combined with a green salad.
Keep in mind, any diet, including a diet by the clock, is effective only when the metabolism is accelerated. How to disperse the metabolism, see our video.
Author: Lisa Women’s magazine
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