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Synchronizing Your Body Clocks May Help Shed Excess Weight and Prevent Insulin Resistance

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  • You have circadian clocks in virtually every organ of your bodies, including your fat cells, and you need regular sleeping and eating schedules to keep all of your internal clocks in sync
  • Lack of sleep promotes metabolic dysfunction; losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep each night can disrupt your metabolism and lead to weight gain and insulin resistance
  • Timing of meals can also influence your metabolic function. In one study, people who ate the largest meal of the day before 3pm lost 25 percent more weight than those who ate their main meal after 3pm

By Dr. Mercola

If you struggle with excess weight, insulin resistance, and/or diabetes, getting more sleep may be of significant importance.


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