This month we explain “ How Your Body works”.
What is Chrono Nutrition?
Please note that Chrono-nutrition is not a diet (with the “yo-yo” effects that often result from it), but a way of food rebalancing. It is not restrictive and does not involve deprivation.
You can eat all food – you can continue to eat french fries, chocolate, cheese, butter –only if you respect the times and quantities! This program will also be adapted if you have cholesterol, diabetes.
It will allow you to lose or gain weight and to reach a well-balanced body shape.
All foods are allowed, provided they are eaten in the right quantity at the right time!
Eating well and ensuring to provide the right quantities of all the essential elements necessary for your body will reduce the appearance of a large number of diseases.
Our French Chrono-nutrition program is based on your biorhythms, so if we give to your organs the right portion of food they really need at the right moment of the day: you will start losing weight! You must know that your body is regulated like a clock so if you listen to this internal clock, your organs will work well and your body will have all the elements to lose weight.
Do you know what “ biorhythms” means?
How to do more, and better, without feeling wiped out at the end of the day? It’s easy; all you need to do is listen to your body a little bit. Hour by hour, here’s how to follow your biorhythms to eat better, sleep and have more energy.
- In themorning, you have to start slowly …
5:00 am – 7:00 am
We’re still sleeping, but our body is already working. After going down to its lowest level at around 4am, which explains night shivers, the body temperature goes up slowly. The suprarenal glands start manufacturing cortisol, the hormone for “stress” and vigilance, and make it possible for the body to have a stock ready to meet all “aggressions” which it will face in the course of the day.
7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Cortisol has reached its peak; adrenalin goes up, involving an acceleration of the heart rate and a rise in blood pressure. It’s the time when we open our eyes. However, for some of us, waking up can be difficult. After a fast of more than six hours, a hearty breakfast is essential. The main meal of the day, it’s composed of a good amount of carbohydrate, which the brain will need in the morning, of proteins and lipids to hold on until lunch. Start to drink: 1 or 2 big glass of water with fresh lemon.
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Let’s go, but, carefully, please! This long day is barely starting … you drop off the children to the nursery or school, you run to work, you enjoy a cup of coffee on a terrace and you enjoy the first sunrays of the day, you chitchat with your colleagues around the coffee machine … In fact, these first social contacts start stimulating your cortex, the part of the brain which makes it possible to think. There is no point in attacking big files: your warming up period is not completely finished! It is the time to update your meeting schedule, to read your e-mails, to do all these small daily tasks, which whilst necessary, do not ask for a lot of thinking and concentration …and drink water with lemon and mint if you like!
2) At lunch, do a break!
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Here is the favorite moment of relaxation for most of you!
It is important to note that during your lunch, you will need to absorb animal or vegetable proteins in order to federate a carbohydrate reserve to self-manage the rest of your day.
Carbohydrates are essential to our body! Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients essential to the functioning of our body. Their primary role is to provide energy to the cells. When ingested, they turn into glucose, a real fuel for our body. This molecule is the preferred food for neurons and the only food for red blood cells. Note that our brain consumes about 140 grams of glucose every day.Then, you will have the pleasure to eat for example white meat + potatoes – a real meal based on Chrono-nutrition !!
- In theafternoon, you need maximum energy
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
With an increase of glycaemia, the hormones for vigilance, and of temperature, we’re going through a new phase of optimal effectiveness. The perfect moment to get through a ton of work, without forgetting to take a break every 90 minutes. Not only our capacity for assimilation and memorizing is at its highest level, but we are also at the maximum of our physical shape. For example: “Many sports records were beaten between 3 and 6 pm”.
It’s time to eat your snack: to conserve your energy to the maximum, think about eating almonds or any other oilseeds and fresh fruit or fruit juice; The afternoon is the only time your body will accept sugar while eliminating it.
- In theevening, time to relaxing after a day work.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Around 6:30 pm, the temperature starts to drop to prepare the body for sleep. This is good because it’s dinner time! The ideal, after a light meal or a little bit fatty, is to go out for a quick fifteen-minute walk and then go on and relax. You will eat for example vegetables and fish without dessert!
10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
You yawn and shiver. It is because your tension decreases, because your temperature still goes down, when your melatonin rate, the hormone responsible for sleep, starts going up to reach its peak in the middle of the night. The early risers will be the first in bed.
Be careful, at night, your bronchi narrow down because the production of adrenalin and noradrenalin goes into sleep mode until the following morning. Therefore if you can, try to put on your pillows a few drops of lavender or fig to help you sleep well and breathe well.
The older you get, the more necessary it becomes for you to listen to and respect any signs your body gives you. However, I am convinced that by already putting into practice my advice on your daily biorhythm, you will live much better days, full of energy but with less stress!
If you want to lose weight or simply understand the secrets of a balanced diet, ENJOY MY DIET team will receive you in their office in Bird Road and will take care of you for a complete nutritional assessment.