Here's the Youtube video. You can also pick up the podcast from Found My Fitness (Rhonda Patrick). A great episode, so shout out to Dr. Rhonda Patrick. Women in science ROCK. Just saying...
Soooooooo, Dr. Panda's department has an app called myCircadianClock (iTunes link here)
Here's the overview, you have to answer some questions and be accepted into the study before you can use the app.
- 14 week formal "log everything" time frame. Each bit of food, water, medication, exercise, sleep. You photograph every bit of food, water, medication you eat!
- The first 2 weeks are baseline, then
- The next 12 weeks are the "intervention" where you are given suggestions on eating within a time window.
Here's my food collage for the last half day.
The data graphics are sweet. I don't have enough accumulated right now to show, but it's load of fun. There's some integration with the health apps on my iPhone, too, so I don't have to enter every data point.
I'm just reaching the end of the first week. I'm excited to get some recommendations and contribute to the study at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA.
I used to work for many years just a few blocks from The Salk and I have a sweet spot in my heart for researchers in the San Diego's Golden Triangle. I used to be one of them, since my lab had a strong R&D section. I was involved in bringing lots of esoteric laboratory tests from R&D into the clinical lab. My time working with rare childhood diseases is my favorite so far in my career.
I digress! After Oct 2, 2016, I'll post a follow up on my experiences and learning from my tracking and recommendations. I'm also double tracking in My Fitness Pal.
Here's what's working for me now
1. Continuing to track and take data- My Fitness Pal & The My Circadian Clock app and the iPhone Health app.
2. Keeping an open mind about food timing and restricted eating windows.
3. From my past n=1 self experiments, I know that eating 3X a day rather than 2X a day just works a little better for me. Even if it's a cup of coffee with 1TBS of coconut butter OR a half a tin of smoked oysters, so far the 3X a day produces a better outcome.
Here's what didn't work in the past
1. No tracking anything. Trust me, binge eating due to food addiction, was never easier than when I wasn't tracking. I was the queen of my own BS. LOL.
2. I snacked constantly "Eat frequently 6-8 mini meals". No better way to keep my hormones in obesity modes. Except when I did Medifast, the 6 meals a day were okay then due to the super calorie restrictive nature of that food template ( I don't eat any of the Medifast food products today)
3. Eating 1X or 2X a day. Something horribly bad happens to me. My body tells me after 1-2 days, "Don't do that!!". It feels like being kicked me in my midsection 10 times in a row. There's some icky line between the top half of my body and the lower half of my body. It's not good, so I don't do that anymore. I've tried 3+ times and my body responds poorly each time I try.
All righty, if any of my readers try the app, let me know. Also, do any of my readers time restrict their feeding window, IF? I know some do, remind me.
Next up, part 2 of 2 eating Paleo in Hawaii.