Do you experience food hangover?
Never heard about “food hangover” before? If you ever woke up in the morning feeling lethargic after a quiet night, you have experienced its symptoms first thing.
According to the science of chronobiology, health shows up differently during the day. A sure sign of health starts with feeling rested and energized in the morning. Your stomach feels light and you got a good bowel movement. Your body has metabolized and processed all the food from the night before. Your gut has gone through a rest. Your body has been able to detoxify, rest and repair.
When you experience food hangover, without overindulging, you probably have eaten too late the night before. While sleeping, your blood flow was directed towards your digestive system, your core body temperature remained high, and a lot of your body’s energy was spent on food absorption.
The timing of food and its relationship with our biological clocks
Healthy rhythms nurture a healthy body and a healthy mind. Your circadian rhythms, governed centrally by the suprachiasmatic nucleus in your brain affect all peripheral organs, including your gastrointestinal tract. It is a bidirectional system.
While exploring the liver’s daily cycles, Dr. Satchin Panda found that reducing your eating windows to 8 to 10 hours during daytime was increasing your sense of wellbeing for the next 24 hours. Later, he confirmed this feeling scientifically: many metabolic parameters improve during Time-Restricted Feeding.
These metabolic results improve whether you have a good breakfast and late lunch, or an early lunch and early dinner, as long as you maintain your fasting window (the time frame you are not eating). You feel energized, alert, and light. Your sleep may dramatically improve within three days of starting this pattern.
Change your eating schedule to improve your health
– Time-restricted feeding allows a full restorative digestive rest overnight and synchronizes your natural circadian rhythms with your feeding time.
Your sleep improves
– Time-restricted feeding is a natural way to decrease the amount of food you eat. Studies show when you reduce your eating window you consume less food, without counting calories.
You manage your weight better
– Time-restricted feeding is time efficient. When you define and reduce your eating window you gain clarity about the timing of your meals and your gain extra time for things that matter
You stress less
Time-Restricted Feeding is a perfect way to get ready for an extended fast.