"Eating for your circadian rhythm"
Saturday, January 08, 2011
So, as a career insomniac, I've done research over time about brain chemistry and how it all works together. Always looking for new thoughts, new ideas, new things to try. I may have just struck gold.
A few days ago, I ran across a website about eating to support your circadian rhythm. It stated that the best way to support your body's three stages was to eat only fruit before noon, take you meals between noon and 8pm, and fast from 8pm until morning (again eating only fruit after 8pm if needed, as fruit does not stress your digestive system the same way other foods do).
I've been doing this for several days, and combined with what I'm eating and when, I may have struck on an AWESOME combination.
I. feel. great.
I've had a banana within about 1.5 hours of waking up every morning, and an apple sometime after that whenever I wanted it. Then at noon, another piece of fruit (a pear), one protein source, and one whole grain source. At 3:30pm, a handful of almonds (25 whole), and then just after work, another small protein-focused snack, then whatever for dinner. I haven't quite made the 8pm cut-off yet, but I can feel that something is working.