Intermittent fasting? Research suggests you pay attention to your biological clock.
Intermittent fasting has grown in popularity.
There are different theories on how you should do this, but new research suggests that your biological clock should dictate how you do it.
According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Biology by biological science researchers at Vanderbilt, the answer to eating (or fasting) windows lies in the circadian rhythms of the body’s biological clock. According to the National Institutes of Health, are Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle. They respond primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment. Biological clocks are an organism’s innate timing device.
Essentially, the way your body’s timing mechanism works can affect how you lose weight according to this recent study. In other words, rather than using someone else’s protocol for intermittent fasting, you should modify it to fit yourself.
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Fasting at night or in the morning? Listen to your biological clock, says new research
by Spencer Turney Feb. 27, 2020, 1:30 PM
In recent years, diet trends such as Intermittent Fasting have popularized the practice of delayed or restricted eating for many individuals looking to manage caloric intake. Still, many people open to restructuring their schedules have the same question: When is the right time to avoid eating?
According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Biology by biological science researchers at Vanderbilt, the answer to eating (or fasting) windows lies in the circadian rhythms of the body’s biological clock.
“There are a lot of studies on both animals and humans that suggest it’s not only about how much you eat but rather when you eat,” said Carl Johnson, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences and lead author on the research. “Our research looked to test the findings of existing fasting studies by asking real humans to participate in a multi-day test for two different mealtime routines. What we found is that the body’s circadian rhythms regulate nighttime fat burning.”