Tag Archives: Glycemic control

Meal window, not time, matters for health

There are benefits intrinsic to time-restricted feeding that occur independent of weight loss. Eating within a 6–10-hour feeding window seems to provide a variety of health benefits compared to eating the same stuff spread out in a longer eating window of 12+ hours.

Whether this feeding window comes earlier in the day (breakfast and lunch) or later in the day (lunch and dinner) doesn’t seem to matter. The body isn’t stupid and appears to adapt to our regular eating schedule.

Isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMOs) are not a fiber

In short, read the ingredient label of your favorite high-fiber protein bar. If it uses isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMOs), then it is best avoided. The FDA has ruled that IMOs have insufficient evidence to be claimed as a dietary fiber, and a handful of studies suggest that they are absorbed with similar efficiency as sugar.

Starches last for better blood glucose

Eat fibrous vegetables and proteins first during meals, saving your starches for last, and you can drastically reduce the blood glucose and insulin response to that meal.