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Is Your Body Clock Affecting Your Weight Gain?

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies with a repair/maintenance schedule — from our pancreas to our stomach to our fat cells.

Studies show that if we mess with the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle — say, by working an overnight shift, taking a transatlantic flight or staying up all night with a new baby or puppy — we pay the price. Our blood pressure goes up, hunger hormones get thrown off and blood sugar control goes south. One can recover from an occasional all-nighter, an episode of jet lag or short-term disruptions, but continued distarbance can show side effects.

The body’s circadian rhythm, or body clock, controls daily variations including sleep pattern and hormone levels that rise and fall according to the time of day. The research showed there was a relationship between the body clock and body composition.

There is a repair time table of every organ of the body when it recovers from the damage done to it all throughout the day, and the ‘feelings’ you have are the result of the energy being expended to do these repairs.

Body Repair Time Table:

For e.g. Large Intestine or Colon repair time is 5 to 7 a. m. A healthy colon needs water to do its job properly, which is flushing waste matter 24/7. The morning is the most important time to drink plenty of water for this process, and the worst time to have caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic and takes water away from your colon to your kidneys and bladder for evacuation. Your body needs water in the morning to do its repair and maintenance of the large intestine and colon. This keeps you from getting constipated, gaining weight, and looking and feeling older. When you irrigate your system every morning with pure water (up to 32 oz.) your health improves. If you wait until you have a bowel movement before you eat in the morning, this is also healthier for your colon.

Living against the body clock for a long time, may set the stage for weight gain and metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.

Paying attention to your body clock can also improve results, as well as overall happiness through exercising. Physical performance is usually best, and the risk of injury least, from about 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., says Michael Smolensky, an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, and lead author with Lynne Lamberg of “The Body Clock Guide to Better Health.” Well that does not mean you stop exercising other times of the day.

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