Aging without feeling old—isn’t that what we all want? By embracing the right lifestyle practices, it’s possible to get a new lease on life.
Emerging research is showing optimal health and graceful aging have just as much to do with when you eat as what you eat. We’ve been hearing a lot in the last couple years about intermittent fasting and time restricted eating, which many folks practice by avoiding meals earlier in the day and breaking their fast with a late lunch or large dinner.
My guest on today’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Michael Roizen, is here to share why science says late eating is not in our favor and how we can flip the script to make time restricted eating support optimal health. Dr. Roizen is the first Chief of Wellness at the Cleveland Clinic, is board certified in internal medicine, an anti-aging expert, and the author of many New York Times best sellers. His most recent book, What to Eat When, takes an in-depth look at how planning your meal times more mindfully can dramatically improve your health.
Dr. Roizen’s own energy, stamina, and vitality at 72 years old is an inspiration for anyone looking to feel their best, at any age.
Throughout our talk, Dr. Roizen explains how circadian rhythm and metabolism go hand in hand. When the sun is up, our bodies are in an active mode for digesting and metabolizing our meals; when it goes down we are more likely to store food as fat due to increased insulin resistance. Dr. Roizen’s plan is all about eating in line with metabolic function to crack the code of longevity and weight management: eat while the sun is up, eat the most at breakfast, don’t eat at night, and ditch food stereotypes that lead us away from the most healthful morning options.
We also discuss the importance of a strong partnership, good friends, stress reduction techniques, and daily movement for aging gracefully. Dr. Roizen passionately shares his secrets of health success with us on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy.
I hope you’ll tune in.
Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD