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What do you think of the concept of "Chrono-Nutrition"?

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Created February 09, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I happened to be reading some NY Times Magazine articles and randomly stumbled across a review of a weight loss plan. It was developed in 1986 by a Dr. Alain Delabos, who wrote a book "Mincir Sur Mesure" in 2005 and "La chrono-nutrition" in 2011. http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/get-stuffed/

I cannot find much on the topic, it appears to be based on our body's ancestral needs and timing of enzyme secretions throughout the day. Supposedly, the body digests each food group most efficiently at a specific time. I did find a meager explanation here: http://www.sofeminine.co.uk/guide/health/f11092-chrononutrition.html and here: http://www.bonjourparis.com/story/staying-thin-with-chocolate/

I'm not sure how useful the whole idea is, but I wanted to share and see what other people thought. I know we all enjoy learning about different schools of thought.

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thanks, removing!

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i think you answered in the wrong place.

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on February 09, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Hmm, as I read it I heard familiar echoes (as in, Dr Jack saying have a large protein/fat breakfast.) There was also the subtle "sugary carbs are no-nos" element. And even dark vs. milk chocolate (and not until afternoon.)

I don't plan to explore further, but it appears to have some sound principles in the background.

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on February 09, 2012
at 05:04 PM

Sounds like the ideas behind targeted nutrition/nutrient timing (or it has the same ideas as this). Plausible, works for some, but more work than a lot of people want to go through when other diets/lifestyles work just as well.

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:21 PM

I used to have an abundance of "yellow" on the back of my tongue like you. About 5 years ago, I incorporated a gentle (albeit plastic) tongue scraper into my daily routine (alongside brushing and flossing). The yellow stopped coming back after about a week of use.

My assumption what that it was simple, normal bacteria growth (or its waste products) in the mouth. I haven't eaten an abundance of carbs (sugar) for years, so I haven't seen a cavity in about as long, so maybe it was a pH related occurence.

Regardless, the "yellow" was unsightly -- and the tongue scraper worked.

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on February 09, 2012
at 03:52 PM

i think you answered in the wrong place.

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on February 09, 2012
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thanks, removing!

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