Is there a connection between Sugar Metabolism and the Biological Clock?

The Biological clock and the metabolic system are totally connected. However how will this information assist us with our weight loss.  According to researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, learning more about the biological rhythms of patients suffering from various ailments can help doctors to more effectively administer medicine, particularly anti-inflammatory drugs. This is because the researchers were able to discern how cryptochromes and glucocorticoid receptors interact.

What are Cryptochromes?  
They are the proteins that control the biological rhythms in the human body; they are also affected by anti-inflammatory drugs.

What are Glucocorticoids?
They are the body’s natural steroid hormones that regulate blood sugar levels–their job is to make sure people’s blood sugar levels are lowered while they sleep and then raised when they wake; this allows people to maximize the efficiency their energy use. Glucocortids also interact with anti-inflammatory drugs and this has exposed the missing-link between cryptochromes and Glucocortids. Together, they regulate the blood sugar and the biological rhythms or what is often called the biological clock.

While scientists and doctors plan to harness this information for pharmaceutical purposes, it can also be used to help people understand their body’s natural rhythms. This way, people can be more conscious of both what they eat and how their body is using what they eat based on their sleep and rest patterns. Think about it. When are people most active during the day? When are they least active? It is important for people to take the time to get to know their activity levels and then find a way to eat healthily in a way that will make the most effective use of the relationship between the biological clock and the metabolic system. For people who are interested in weight loss, this is definitely something they should be more aware of. It seems like common sense, and now the science confirms it.  The body knows when to lower and raise blood sugar based on when people are resting and moving. This is information that people can use to their weight loss advantage.

Important Tip for Weight Loss
This reinforces the statement: “Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch and a pauper for breakfast”.  This means most of the calories are taken in at the beginning of the day so they will be burnt off during the daily activities, and the same with lunch.  However at night we only require a small meal as we have reduced our activity to a minimum.  Of course this is in general as there are people who work evenings and night shifts so they will need to adjust their eating to fit in with their day to day activities.

The human body is quite amazing; when people work with it instead of against it, they will see that it optimizes everything, even all the way down to the molecular level. Everything in the body is affected by everything else and thus it is important people find a way to be more conscious of these various symbiotic relationships–including the one between their biological clock and their metabolic system. Weight loss is about finding balance and an equilibrium; it is about finding the best weight for each individual body. Thus, it is important people take the time to learn their body’s unique biological rhythms and reap the weight loss rewards.