In two of my recent blogs, I explained Chrononutrition and Circadian Rhythm (biological clock). The discussion was the related to the effectiveness at as strategy for weight loss. As important, if not more important, is the potential of intermittent fasting to treat and prevent metabolic disease.
It has been found that the disruption of the circadian clock leads to metabolic disorders. In a EurekAlert! report, after implementing an intermittent fasting diet intervention, “patients achieved complete diabetes remission.” The fasting method can also lower your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. In my practice as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I recommend limiting the feeding window to 8 to 12 hours per day, matching patients’ food intake with their circadian clock.
According to a study published in the JCEM (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism) “type 2 diabetes is not necessarily a permanent, life-long disease. Diabetes remission is possible if patients lose weight by changing their diet.”
Medical Nutrition Therapy to promote health is not just about what you eat and how much you eat, it is also about when you eat. Intermittent fasting, particularly time-restricted eating, is a potential solution for many individuals to prevent and manage metabolic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and various cardiovascular diseases.