Lampwick said:General Stalin said:Does this only work if your time window is during daylight hours? Dr. Patrick mentions that humans are diurnal so sort of the point of the time restricted eating is that you limit your body's digestive and metabolic functions to the daytime rhythm. If I set a 10 hours daily intake window of 12:00pm - 10:00pm does that defeat the purpose because I am eating well into nighttime hours?
Dr. Satchin Panda addresses this question, and the short answer is that we don't know yet, as it hasn't been specifically studied. Here's what he says we do know:
- You should stop eating 2-4 hours before bedtime, depending on your metabolism. Having food in the stomach diverts blood to aid in digestion, which raises your core body temperature. Core body temperature needs to drop in order to induce sleep.
- Similarly, melatonin rises in the body within 2-3 hours of bedtime. Melatonin reduces insulin production, which may lead to high glucose levels in the blood for a long period of time if you have food in your system.
- Insulin sensitivity has been shown to be highest early in the morning. But it is not clear if this phenomenon is relative to the beginning of the feeding window. In other words, if you regularly start eating later in the day, we don't know if you will experience similar insulin sensitivity from that first meal as if you ate it early in the morning.
- He believes that a time-restricted feeding window, even if not optimal according to the above points, is better than a random feeding window.
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As a totally random aside - seeing Rhonda Patrick there pregnant as fuck and holding her belly gave me a weird sort of fuzzy feeling inside. I'm 50, don't have kids, and never wanted them, but for some reason seeing that image struck a primal nerve. Circle of life and all that shit.
As for removal of all nutrients aside from water during that 16+ hour window, I don't see how I could manage that, seeing as how I really need to take some sleep supplements due to medications I have to take. The powder has glycine, which sure as hell kicks off some liver/gut function.