Published on January 31st, 2013 | by Blast-Man
90 Day Challenge: Day 14- 21
I am now 14 Days into my 90 Day Challenge… I am feeling Great! It is amazing how in just a few short weeks, your body can adapt to a new life style. Yes- NEW Lifestyle! I am eating much “cleaner” than I was before… and I am pulling out every short-cut (healthy short-cut) I know- Of matter of fact, here is an interesting principle I have added to my arsenal- And it’s Working!!!
For years we’ve been told to watch WHAT we eat for optimal health. But a very recent study may soon add in one more element to the equation.
In fact, this could be a HUGE breakthrough in helping you keep the pounds off and staying healthy for life.
WHEN You Eat Could Affect Your Health…
I ordered Personal Trainer Foods last week (check it out- PERSONAL TRAINER FOODS) They provide all of my Lean Protiens and No-Fat-Added Veggies in a microwavable (BPA Free Plastic) bag. Here is the 28 days of food I ordered… This stuff is soooo Good!!!
The only thing that I am eating on top of my Personal Trainer Foods is a Low Glycemic Recipe of Brown Rice and Quinoa (I will share the Recipe at the Bottom of this Post) and Fruit in the morning.
You maybe thinking “How much food is he eating?” I am eating 4 Meals and 1 snack per day and will increase the Frequency as my Metabolism Responds (more to come on Metabolic Priming.) I am tracking my Nutrition on our Mobile App- Nutri-Blast... don’t search for it on your app store. You have to have an account first… if you want to get our Mobile App- send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone knows that to get and stay healthy, you’ve got to watch WHAT you eat.
But a recent study conducted at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego suggests that WHEN we eat can be just as important -if not more so.
I have changed my plan to adapt this very principle…
Most of us eat whenever we feel like it. And if we are on an eating schedule, it’s usually throughout the entire day. The only time we don’t eat and give our digestive system a break is while we’re sleeping (which these days may as little as 4 – 6 hours for many folks!).
That’s why the results of this study are surprising…
It turns out that keeping the times you eat to just a block of eight hours and fast the other 16 can be great for your health.
The study, published earlier this year in Cell Metabolism, took mice that shared the same genes, gender and age and split them up into two groups.
Both groups ate the same exact thing – a high-fat diet where 60 percent of the calories came from fat.
The only difference? One group was allowed to eat and nibble throughout the day, whenever they wanted. The other group was only allowed to eat during an eight-hour window and fasted for the remaining 16 hours.
Researchers observed the mice for 100 days.
If you read my last Post it talked about the hormone that makes you Want to Eat High Fat Foods… I made a bet with the Coaches here at BodyBlast that I would let them give me a Mohawk if I cheated (thought there would be no way.)
Sure enough, I skipped breakfast one morning while working in the Center City BodyBlast Studio updating our Equipment. Coach Brandon and I stopped by Dunkin Donuts for Coffee… I snuck a Powdered Doughnut (I was starving and thought I would reward myself for a great week- bad idea) in at the cash register and got caught Eating it by Brandon!
Here is the Result…
I Got Busted and Paid the Pipper with a Fresh Mohawk!
At the end of the study, the mice who were allowed to eat whenever they wanted gained weight and developed clear markers of metabolic syndrome – high blood sugar, high cholesterol and liver damage.
The mice that were only allowed to eat during an eight-hour period weighed 28 percent less!
But that’s not the impressive part… these same mice showed NONE of the negative health effects (i.e. high cholesterol, blood sugar, etc) that the eat-any-time group developed… despite eating exactly the same thing! 
Says Satchidananda Panda, the study’s lead author, “…regular eating times and fasting for a significant number of hours a day might be beneficial to our health.”
It seems that by letting your body fast daily for an extended period of time activates certain liver enzymes that cause your metabolism to burn extra calories as heat instead of storing them as fat.
For sure, more studies need to be done on humans to see the effects of fasting 16 hours and eating for only 8.
But there is promise. Most successful health interventions we know of today, were first tested in mice.
This may even be an interesting experiment to try for yourself, and see what happens. Now, this doesn’t mean you should go out and eat whatever you want. What you eat STILL matters.
Just keep eating the healthy meals you’d normally eat, but only do so during an eight-hour time-frame. So maybe from 12pm – 8pm or if you like to get an earlier start, from 10am – 6pm.
Who knows? Try it for 30 days and you just might surprise yourself!
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1. Megumi Hatori, Satchidananda Panda, et al.
“Time-Restricted Feeding without Reducing Caloric
Intake Prevents Metabolic Diseases in Mice Fed a
High-Fat Diet.” Cell Metabolism, 2012; DOI: 10.1016/ j.cmet.2012.04.019
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie
Stephen’s Brown Rice Quinoa Recipe
1 Cup of Brown Rice
1 Cup of Quinoa
Rice Cooker (comes out perfect every time- Get one!)
2 tblsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Cups of Chicken Stalk
Pepper to Taste
Cooking Instructions: Add 1 Cup of Brown Rice, 1 Cup of Quinoa, 4 Cups of Chicken Stalk, and 2 tblsp of EVOO in your Rice Cooker. Turn on Cooker until cooking is complete. Immediatly remove Rice and Quinoa. Pepper to taste. Bon Appetit!