Episode #381 – What is the Best Time to Burn Fat?

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In this podcast, I go over the best time for fat burning and how to prime your body for optimal fat burning.  Your hormones play a critical role in your metabolic health, ability to adapt to stress and burn fat for fuel.

If your hormones are pulsing at the wrong times or not pulsing at the right times, you will end up with low energy, poor fat burning and reduced cognition and mood.  In this episode, I go through how to set your body up for optimal hormone secretions for fat burning, great energy and better mood, memory and mindset.

  • 03:15 When is the best time to burn fat?
  • 03:55 Understanding your insulin threshold.
  • 04:10 A low-carb diet to get your insulin down.
  • 04:34 The importance of food timing 
  • 05:22 Why we should eat during the day.
  • 06:30 The importance of light exposure timing 
  • 07:45 What light is best at night? 
  • 08:10 Understanding the power of melatonin for fat-burning 
  • 11:55 When should we exercise?
  • 13:20 Hot tip: take a walk after your evening meal
  • 14:40 Understanding sleep hygiene
  • 15:34 How does nasal breathing work? 
  • 16:20 How nasal breathing stimulates our brain
  • 17:15 How to train your brain to breathe through your nose

When is the best time for fat burning? And what if we told you that you could burn fat while you sleep? Dr. Jockers is back with a simple yet profound equation for us: good sleep equals better fat-burning!

So how can we get better sleep? From learning the techniques of nasal breathing to mouth taping, and from blue light-blocking glasses to sleep masks, our favorite functional nutritionist is giving us all the great advice on how best to shed weight while getting shut-eye!

Of course, it’s not just about sleep at night. We also need to time our meals and exercise routine during the day so that our body can heal itself at night. Dr. Jockers’s cohesive, holistic approach will result in better sleep and better fat burning. 

Please join us on this practical and powerful episode of Functional Nutrition about the truth of burning belly fat. There are 5 key tips to get you on your way to burning fat at night. Getting good sleep never felt better!


“If your insulin is elevated at night you are going to store fat, and not burn fat. So we really need to get insulin down.”   

-Dr. David Jockers

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