Search Results for: breakfast circadian

Chocolate for breakfast and avoiding late-evening meals sustains fat burning :)

wait, WUT? lol OK, the chocolate thing came from a study in rats (albeit a pretty interesting study). [Patron link] First, the human study: Eating breakfast and avoiding late-evening snacking sustains lipid oxidation (Kelly et al., 2020) They called it … Continue reading

Share

Tell me again, how skipping breakfast unlocks a secret anabolic potential of skeletal muscle

SMH Time-restricted feeding plus resistance training in active females: a randomized trial (Tinsley et al., 2019) [Patron link] Hate to be a buzzkill because this was actually a well-designed and well-conducted study. I’m not a huge fan of intermittent fasting … Continue reading

Share

Breakfast: a multidisciplinary approach… eTRF in disguise :-)

I say “breakfast” to indicate the first meal of the day, shortly after waking up. Not “breaking the fast.” [Patron link] Other definitions of breakfast from this awesome paper: socio-anthropologists: breakfast is the first post-nocturnal meal of the day biochemists … Continue reading

Share

Fasting, circadian rhythms, and time-restricted feeding in healthy lifespan

This review by Longo & Panda was ‘fair,’ and by now you know my take on intermittent fasting (IF) vs. caloric restriction (CR). [Patron link] If you don’t, Tl;dr: since forever, all the studies on IF showed no benefits over … Continue reading

Share

Entrain all of your circadian clocks. Full stop.

Skipping breakfast shifts skin circadian clock and enhances UVB-induced skin aging and cancer (Wang et al., 2017)… ok, that’s not the real title of the paper, but it’s what the research showed. And it’s kind of amazing. [Patron link] Regarding … Continue reading

Share

Scientifically, high protein breakfast FTW

It wasn’t even *that* high in protein (30g) but relative to skipping breakfast, everything got better (Gwin and Leidy, 2018). [Patron link] At 7 days, this study was longer than some but shorter than others. Breakfast was provided by the … Continue reading

Share

Regular circadian effects vs. effects of circadian misalignment.

Endogenous circadian system and circadian misalignment impact glucose tolerance via separate mechanisms in humans (Morris et al., 2015) [Patron link] “Glucose tolerance is lower in the evening and at night than in the morning.” THE FIRST FRIGGIN’ LINE! Come on … Continue reading

Share

Anabolic Heterogeneity Following Resistance Training: A Role for Circadian Rhythm?

YES! Resistance exercise stimulates muscle growth, strength, and functionality (Camera, 2018), although the inter-individual variability in response is hyooge. People used to think there were “responders” and “non-responders,” although now we know everyone benefits but there’s a wide spectrum. WHY? … Continue reading

Share

“The Big Breakfast Study” !

Chrono-nutrition influence on energy expenditure and body weight (Ruddick-Collins et al., 2018) HT/ Robb Wolf [Patron link] “A growing body of evidence highlights the importance of the biological clock as a modulator of energy balance and metabolism. Recent studies in … Continue reading

Share

As if we needed another study about breakfast. Or 4.

Exhibit A. Participants were given ~30 grams of whey, casein, or carbs 30 minutes before bed (Kinsey et al., 2014). [side note: the closer it is to bedtime, the less food is needed to mess up your rhythms. Worded another … Continue reading

Share