“For most people across the world, life is getting better but diets are getting worse. What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol.”
And yet, food choices and food timing is a touchy topic.
We are currently in an ambivalent situation. We can pick food at any time without thinking about it while being at the mercy of limited food offered, mainly based on highly processed goods. In a nutshell, we are eating more and less healthy than our grandparents did and we are the first generation to expect to live, if longer, not healthier than they did.
This is a great time to question our “normal” eating patterns. And to ask ourselves: is it normal to eat three meals a day with snacks in-between and to drink soda? It is the norm, but I do believe there is nothing normal to keep going with habits, behaviours that are not serving us as human species.
The question is: do your current eating patterns give you the results you want? Do you feel energised throughout the day? Are you at the body weight you want to be? Do you manage your emotions and mood well? What role do you want food to play in your life?
Feeling hungry at meal time is based on the habit of having food at that time. Our brain is programmed to release ghrelin at times we normally eat. This fact in itself is a great opportunity to retrain our brain to send these signals at times that suit us best.
Through the science of chrononutrition, in relation to chronobiology, we’ve got the opportunity to question our “normal” patterns and to give a different role to the food we eat. We can stop using food for filling in our emotional needs and start eating food to sustain our energy and vitality and feel light and happy.
If that’s not happening in your life, I encourage you to question your eating patterns as well as your eating content.
Together, let’s embody your vitality.