Type 2 diabetes is man-made—that is, diet-made. There is no question about that.
Usually, when people want to reverse type 2 diabetes, they try to eat healthier or eat less.
It makes sense and definitely helps.
However, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, it’s even more important to change WHEN you eat.
This one little change can improve sleep, drop weight, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and most shockingly, cure type 2 diabetes.
Human circadian rhythms developed during a period when we ate all our meals within a shorter time window, which is why researchers decided to explore whether it was better to eat all our daily meals during a 10-hour period to match these rhythms.
The study participants were 19 American adults with metabolic syndrome.
Initially, they ate their meals over a 14-hour period each day for two weeks. They logged what they ate, and their health information and blood samples were collected.
Participants were then put on a 12-month eating plan with a 10-hour eating window, eating later in the mornings and earlier in the evenings to accommodate the new schedule. They continued to log their food and time.
By the end of the 12-month intervention, the scientists found:
1) 23% improvement in the amount of restful and regular sleep.
2) 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs) average weight reduction.
3) 1.1-point average drop in body mass index and a reduction in unhealthy abdominal fat.
4) 7 and 11% reductions in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, respectively.
5) 4 and 8% drops in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, respectively.
6) 5% reduction in fasting blood glucose.
7) 21% reduction in fasting insulin.
These findings indicate that a time-restricted diet can prevent metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and other conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol that contribute to them.
Changing your eating habits and times is a good start, but it’s probably not enough to fully cure your diabetes. For this, you need to follow these three steps…