The When Way to Eat Healthy.

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Follow Circadian Rhythm, eat all meals during daytime.

It’s not what to eat, it’s when to eat.

Change meal timings to take advantage of the body’s circadian rhythm.

Read the article below and watch the video in it where Dr. Oz speaks

The When Way to Eat Healthy.

Bring in a Rhythm in Breaking Fast Too.

I just read that planning and preparation along with habits and rituals are good to sustain intermittent fasting than willpower.
Incorporating circadian rhythm to the fasting schedule is a good way. In there, a method to break the fast is ideal.
Dates are considered ideal while breaking fast during Ramadan time. Dates are with high glycemic index.
Ekadashi fast is broken with a raitha made of Amla, leaves of Agathi (hummingbird plant) and curd. But Agathi should not be consumed for not more than twice in a month.
Here I am substituting Agathi with Red Cheera (spinach) which has no such restrictions.
And to make it traditional I used a stone grinder. Probably this is a good way to break the fast.

Bring in a Rhythm in Breaking Fast Too.

Fasting, Rhythm, Astrology….

What is common in religion, nature, science, astrology, traditional wisdom, health and medicine – Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is not a fad, it has everything natural, spiritual, scientific and good in it.
By definition it’s eating only during a certain period in the day and fasting during the other bigger period.

Actually it is something more. It’s best done observing a rhythm, code and clock known commonly as Circadian. That’s circadian rhythm, circadian code and circadian clock.

Ancient wisdom advocated the practice which is followed one way or other by all religions – Christian, Islam, Hindu, Jewish, Jain- all.
Verifications have been scientific, astrological and statistical.

Adopting it as a lifestyle, thus makes immense sense.

Fasting, Rhythm, Astrology….

Reset The Circadian Clock In Lockdown.

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The Circadian Rhythm is upset in our modern life where we tend to be mostly shift workers or night owls.

Ancient wisdom and lifestyle were led by environmental advantages of bright daytime and peaceful nighttime.

Then came the viruses limiting life expectancy to below 50. The scientist in man invented vaccines and life expectancy is shooting up to 80 and beyond.

Unknowingly all work and play moved to nighttime upsetting the rhythm which accelerated chronic diseases into the longer life.

In the ongoing battle between virus and vaccine, there is an opportunity to reset the clock during the lockdown by bringing back most work and play to daytime.

Adopt the Circadian Rhythm into lifestyle. Absorb daylight, eat only during daytime, sleep well at night and exercise morning and or early evening. Thus enjoy a healthy aging.

Recommend reading: ‘The Circadian Code’ by Dr. Sachin Panda.

Reset The Circadian Clock In Lockdown.

Lockdown Blues! Help is Here.

Intermittent fasting and circadian rhythm

Depression, sleeplessness, weight gain, lack of energy and worry are concerns of wellness coaches to address during these pandemic enforced lockdown times.

Two Nobel Prize winning subjects, interestingly awarded in consecutive years of 2016 and 2017 in medicine or physiology, provide some solutions to the problems mentioned above.

The prizes are for autophagy, the crux of intermittent fasting and circadian rhythm.

Interestingly both are complimentary, and time restricted eating which is intermittent fasting with concepts of circadian rhythm have solutions for the pandemic related issues.

It’s simple to follow. Restrict food to within 12 or less hours, preferably during daylight time and do things accordingly to the circadian clock.

A typical model looks like this. Have food only between 7 am and 7 pm. Exercise in the morning and or in the evening, preferably on empty stomach. Go to bed around 10 pm and go for 7 to 8 hours sleep. Of course drink water all the time, when awake.

Others are to try and get maximum natural light during day time, avoid light during nighttime as far as possible, abstain from watching television or texting on phone from 10 pm to 6 am.

Give the body a routine. Eat, exercise and sleep at the same time practically everyday.

For more details, join our small intermittent fasting group which now combines the benefits of fasting and circadian wisdom.

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Lockdown Blues! Help is Here.

SLEEP, and the Science of Circadian Rhythm.

This is what my Apple Watch measured when I got up this morning. I have set a target of 7 hours sleep and just made the grade.

Currently I am reading the book ‘the Circadian Code’ by Dr. Sachin Panda. Actually I am listening to the audible version of the book.

Incidentally, the subject won Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 2017. And remember the 2016 prize was for Autophagy, the most important subject in intermittent fasting.

I am now about to combine intermittent fasting and circadian rhythm into my wellness journey. Actually, in addition to sleep, time restricted eating (TRE) which is the other name of intermittent fasting that is central to circadian rhythm.

It’s important, considering that the objective of both are not just weight loss, but methods to avoid chronic diseases into old age.

It’s clearly a need, as we have a growing population who live longer, but with one or many chronic illnesses, thereby becoming a burden to themselves and others.

SLEEP, and the Science of Circadian Rhythm.

Time Restricted Eating, Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythm.

These three things in the title would define wellness to a great extend. In fact time restricted eating and intermittent fasting are both sides of the same coin.

In time restricted eating, one consumes all the food during a short period of time. Say it’s 12 hours or even better, eight or 6 hours. This is unlike the present habit of eating or snacking for about 15 hours in a day.

One researched example shows the significance. A group eating the same food/ calories during 15 hours and another group eating the same food and calories during a window of 10 hours showed significant differences. The group eating 15 hours were obese, and developed many diseases while the 10 hour group were healthy and fit.

Intermittent fasting also shows the same results and has been acclaimed as a tool towards a well managed wellness.

Now researchers are revealing the role of circadian habits. In fact the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 2017 was awarded to scientists for their study on circadian rhythms.

Listen to this TED talk by researcher Dr. Satchin Panda on Circadian Habits. Listen carefully, this has the potential to shape the future of wellness, diet, exercises, sleep, cancer and other diseases.

Time Restricted Eating, Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythm.