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Part 3: Fix Your Circadian Rhythm With Time Restricted Eating

           In the last two weeks I have covered two benefits of time restricted eating that will help you reduce your hunger. The two benefits are reduced decision fatigue and calorie consumption. In part one of this three part series (click here),  I wrote about the importance of limiting the amount of decisions you make and how it affects your will power. Time restricted eating reduces the amount of decisions you have to make by having one golden rule: eat for either 8,9,10,11 or 12 hours and fast for the remainder hours. This golden rule of time restriction allows you to have more freedom in your meal choices. You don’t have to weigh your food or count calories, all you have to do is adhere to the eating and fasting window five day a week. Which means you can get crazy on the weekend and have a social life! Well, we can’t get too crazy and stuff our faces until we can’t walk, but we can enjoy a treat here and there. In fact, having a social life and community is imperative if you wish to live a long, healthy life. Let’s face it, we are social creatures and we need human interactions. If we don’t have a sense of community or relationships, we tend to fill that void with food but we'll save that topic for another week.

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Part 2: Decrease Hunger With Time Restricted Eating

In my last blog post I introduced you to the concept of time restricted eating and the benefits that can come from following this eating strategy. Just in case you forgot or missed the last post (click here to read) , the three benefits of time restricted eating are reduced decision fatigue, reduced calorie consumption and improved circadian rhythm. As I stated last week, by reducing your decision fatigue you will have increased will power and energy which will make it easier to adhere to your diet until it becomes a habit. And once it becomes a habit then it becomes a part of your life, just like brushing your teeth, and you brush your teeth right?

Not only will reducing decision fatigue improve your diet, but it will also allow you to focus on other aspects of your life; like work, family and exercise! But enough about decision fatigue, it’s time to found out why time restricted eating reduces your calorie consumption.

But Erik I already know the answer to this, if you reduce your eating window obviously you will eat less calories, says everyone.  

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