Like a Thief in the Night

By Dean L. Jones

A recent yogurt commercial depicts a father and daughter raiding the refrigerator around 10:30 PM.  It supports a message that it is okay to consume food around the clock if it is their product.  Unfortunately, even yogurt can contribute to poor digestion if decided to eat it late at night.

In contrast, somehow in general there is very little resistance from the people relating to how the government limits access to tobacco products, firearms and gambling games, due to a lack of self-control.  There is the Alcoholic Beverage Control Bureau to regulate the production, distribution and serving of all distilled spirits, wine, and beer.  A big reason is our society at-large is unable to refrain from drinking alcohol all day.

But when it comes to eating sugary foodstuff, the government is not as concern with the people’s overt eating habits to regulate poor diet compulsions.  Basically, society is blind to excessive food promotions.  There are negative digestive issues from over eating, even small amounts of yogurt when consumed at odd times.  Particularly items containing high-fructose corn syrups, anabolic steroids, bacterial contamination, etc.

For that reason, it is left to personal choice to create an eating revolution.  We have to listen to our own body as we eat.  The process of digestion turns food into glucose (simple sugar).  The intestines get it into the bloodstream to the pancreas, where increased blood glucose level stimulates the production of insulin and our cells are prepared to change it to energy.

Worth considering is to feed the body in three different eight-hour segments.  To start, the elimination phase occurs right after a complete night’s sleep.  The body’s natural way of disposing of waste from eaten food calls for a release, which routinely is considerably recognized the first thing in the morning that is part of the natural fasting period.

The second cycle is eating or absorbing food during eight hours of the total day.  Absorption of food during these eight hours is tempered with good judgment consuming roughly 2000 calories each day.  In essence, this is the period for meals, or just one-third of the day versus eating the whole 24 hours.

The third eight-hour cycle is the much needed assimilation segment.  The body takes a review of everything absorbed in cycle two and distributes the good nutrients to vital organs, thereby preparing to rid its food wastes back to the first cycle of required elimination.

Food makers pay for advertising firms to create persuasive messages that promote a 24-hour time to eat society.  Advertising gimmicks push buying and eating so-called breakfast foods like cereals, burritos, egg sandwiches, etc. morning, noon, and night.  Be that as it may, similar to that like a thief in the night, food obsessions can cause health problems.  For that reason, beware of the food industry’s round-the-clock-gluttony for making money, and stay SugarAlert!
Since 2007, Dean steadfastly shares his understanding on the dangers of eating processed sugar.