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I was in the health food store the other day. My husband is type 2 diabetic and was recently diagnosed with a fatty liver. I went to the HFS to get supplements to support his liver. Not knowing what to ask for, I asked the person working there. She pointed me to a book, "Yes, No, Maybe" that is about chronobiotic eating. Certain foods should be eaten at a certain time of day. The book isn't exactly an easy read with 3 kids demanding attention. I am wondering if any of you follow this? Have you heard of it? Just wanting some general discussion. Thoughts?
 

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I am unfamiliar with that book, but the book Fit for Life also does a bit of that, where they recommend only fruit before lunch. I tried that for a while, like 10 years ago and its horrible for me. I NEED lots of protein for breakfast.<br>
From a traditional food stand point though, I dont see it work. Can you imagine a hunter/gatherer walking though the woods and seeing some yummie berries, checking the sun and deciding it s not the right time of day to eat them ? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
But as I said...havent read the book, they might have some compelling evidence ...<br><br>
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Well, it DOES talk about fruit for morning, but it also says it's important to eat soaked almonds first thing in the morning for protein (soaked minimum of 6 hours to a maximum of 3 days, 3 days being preferred). 1 almond for every 10 lbs the person is in body weight. It does say that eggs are a "night time" food, as well.
 

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what is this theory based on? Is the book well referenced? Have you looked up the studies mentioned? (you can often find stuff on PubMed) If it seems to make sense to you, maybe just give it a try and see how it makes him feel.<br><br>
I will say this though...clients I see ( I am an herbalist/nutritionist) esp ones with syndrom x or diabetes, I recommend high protein breakfasts...following the rule of half your body weight in grams of protein a dayy and half of that for breakfast...and I dont see that happening with a few almonds....<br>
I find the only thing that really stabilizes bloodsugar is high protein in the morning...<br><br>
Just my two cents <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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