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How Circadian Rhythms Affect Blood Sugar Levels

The same meal eaten at the wrong time of day can double blood sugars.

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Back with the next installment of the chronobiology series! We previously explored eating breakfast for weight loss (Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-breakfast-the-most-important-meal-for-weight-loss) and Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-skipping-breakfast-better-for-weight-loss)), introduced chronobiology (How Circadian Rhythms Can Control Your Health and Weight (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/chronobiology-how-circadian-rhythms-can-control-your-health-and-weight)), and looked at the science on eating more in the mornings than the evenings (Eat More Calories in the Morning to Lose Weight (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eat-more-calories-in-the-morning-to-lose-weight); Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, Dinner Like a Pauper (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/breakfast-like-a-king-lunch-like-a-prince-dinner-like-a-pauper); Eat More Calories in the Morning Than the Evening (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eat-more-calories-in-the-morning-than-the-evening)).

Next up, you’ll see How to Sync Your Central Circadian Clock to Your Peripheral Clocks (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-sync-your-central-circadian-clock-to-your-peripheral-clocks).

And the series will wrap up in the next couple weeks with:
• The Metabolic Harms of Night Shifts and Irregular Meals
(http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-metabolic-harms-of-night-shifts-and-irregular-meals)
• Shedding Light on Shedding Weight
(http://nutritionfacts.org/video/shedding-light-on-shedding-weight)
• Why People Gain Weight in the Fall
(http://nutritionfacts.org/video/why-people-gain-weight-in-the-fall)

Note: The Israeli 700/500/200 study that I mentioned is in the Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, Dinner Like a Pauper video in more detail.

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