has its own natural rhythm, just as our earth has its rhythms of day and night,
tides or the seasons.
cycle is based on three very important functions for maintaining life.
these three functions are continuously going on in the body, a particular
function is more intense during a certain time of the day. They work in
approximately eight hour cycles.
8:00 pm: Appropriation/Digestion
The time to
eat, so that the body can most efficiently break it down into nutrients.
8:00 pm to
4:00 am: Assimilation/Absorption
when the body is doing all its building and repair work. All the nutrients it
has received during the day, are now used to make new cells and tissues. This
is the time to rest or sleep, (and certainly not eat!) since the body is hard
at work anyway!
4:00 am to
12:00 noon: Elimination
when the body is getting rid of all its waste products and debris. All that the
body cannot utilize is thrown out at this time. This is also why when we get up
we often rush to the toilet, or have to clean our mouth and face to get fresh.
eating (or not eating) according to these eight hour cycles, is a key method to
tune in to the natural harmonious rhythm of the body.
of losing weight, feeling more energetic, getting rid of illness, and satying
fit in the long run, lies in following this eight hour cycle of the body.
information read ‘fit for life’ by Harvey and Marilyn diamond.