Slimming while preserving your sugar intake is based on choosing the right times of day. Providing sugars (carbohydrates) at the right time of day, that is to say when your cells really need them and in just enough quantities to meet energy demand, is the best way to use them rather than store them. ! In chrono-nutrition, this corresponds to the well-known formula “in the morning: eat like a king, at noon: like a prince and in the evening: like a beggar”.
The chrono-nutrition only brings up to date our instinctive and ancestral way of feeding ourselves and also corresponds to the production of different hormones and enzymes according to the precise needs of the body at different times of the day.
So when we wake up, our blood sugar is normal, no need for fast sugars, on the other hand the body needs proteins and lipids necessary for the “construction” of our cell membranes and their contents and a little slow sugars to provide the energy necessary for this work. We then secrete lipases and proteases to properly digest and assimilate fats and proteins.
Your blood sugar remains stable all morning.
Around noon, the body still needs building proteins, but a little less fat and no need for fast sugars (there is no hypoglycemia). Just a little slow sugars for a necessary energy supply. We secrete proteases and amylases.
Mid-day snack, the right time to absorb sugar without risk
In the afternoon, sugar needs are felt, end-of-day fatigue sets in and if you don’t bring a little (or more depending on the actual physical expenditure), hypoglycaemia risks arrive before the evening meal. Slow and fast sugars will be welcome around 5 p.m. to ensure energy needs until the last meal. The afternoon snack should be experienced as a real moment of pleasure and relaxation. This moment allows you to taste with and like the children, it allows you to cut off a very long afternoon of work and end it in great shape. It allows you to share a pastry with a friend at tea time… all sorts of pleasure that most “diets” refuse! But above all, it allows you to arrive at the evening meal without being terribly hungry and therefore to be able to eat very lightly, or even skip dinner if you don’t feel the need!
Light meal in the evening for a night of detox for lasting slimming
In the evening, in principle the body well nourished during the day no longer needs anything, moreover the production of digestive enzymes is low and you risk digesting a meal that is too rich. This last meal will therefore be light, the most digestible and the least fatty possible, green vegetables will be at the heart of your dinner.
At night, the body is in a cellular restructuring phase and in “detoxification” mode. But if your last meal is taken too late and if it is too copious, your liver will be mobilized in its digestive functions and will not be able to start the detoxification process. You will “clog up” over the days and nights, so fatigue and weight gain will set in!
By simply respecting this eating rhythm, morning hypoglycaemia and end-of-day compulsions have “miraculously” disappeared without any will on your part.