Chrono Diet – Don’t Count the Calories, Just Eat on Time!

July 21, 2011

Dieting, Healthy Life, Weight Loss

Chrono Diet – Don’t Count the Calories, Just Eat on Time!

The chrono diet actually is not a specific diet, it is a feeding method. It is feeding at the right time. Its follower and propagandist is Patrick Leconte – one of Europe’s leading nutritionists. At first this idea appeared more than 25 years ago and it had nothing revolutionary.

Chrono Diet

Chrono Diet

Today the chrono diet refines and its effectiveness is proved by many scientific experiments. Daily menus are developed in terms of modern eating.

The idea is very simple: at the different hours of the day human body produces various enzymes and if we eat exactly what we need at the exact time of producing the relevant enzyme, our organism will absorb the food very fast. And instead of considering the calories we will just watch the clock. All we have to do is to study our bodies.

According to the prominent nutritionist everything in this diet is very simple and to prove it, he gives answers to some issues related with the regime.

What food should be avoided in the morning according to the chrono diet?
For example, fruit and sweet – this is unnatural at this very moment. Insulin production is reduced in the morning, so it will be difficult for the body to absorb such foods. Honey, jams, cakes and fruits should be avoided, too. It is appropriate to eat an omelette or other protein food. Sugar must be used very careful. Sweet foods can be consumed between 11:00 and 17:00 and yet in limited quantities. However, personal biorhythms should be taken into consideration.

There are no forbidden products, but semi – manufactured goods and canned food should be limited.

Can you lose weight quickly with this diet?

The first and most important goal of the chrono diet is improving people’s health and therefore weight begins to normalize without special efforts. The time needed for weight loss is very individual, but the rapid weight loss is not a priority.

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Is it possible to regain the weight you lost after finishing the diet?

Only if you start eating junk food and forget about the rules of the chrono diet.

You can have your favorite food 1-2 times a week if you eat it at the right time of the day and if you do not overeat. These are pleasures, one should not go without.

The specialist points out 8 rules of the chrono diet:

1. You can eat everything.

2. Main condition – certain foods in certain quantities at certain times.

3. Most important are breakfast and lunch.

4. Breakfast is plentiful and nutritious, especially with proteins, but dessert is forbidden.

5. After lunch you can include sweet foods and fruits. Vegetable oils are recommended at lunch.

6. Lunch and dinner consist of one main dish.

7. Do not have additional sweets or paste products to the menu.

8. When you do not want to eat – do not eat. Never force yourself!


Each morning, the body releases 3 enzymes: insulin, lipase and proteolytic ferment. So a perfect breakfast could be: 100 g cheese, 70 g bread, 20 g butter, a hot drink without milk and sugar. Body is charged with energy and nutrients will be quickly absorbed.

The proteolytic enzyme, supplying the cells with proteins, is released before noon. So suitable for main dish are: 250 g of meat or fish (it can be with sauce) or 2-4 eggs (boiled, scrambled, etc.). You can add a side dish of pasta, rice, cereal, some butter by your choice, 50 g bread.

In the late afternoon the body desperately needs insulin to compensate for the fatigue associated with the work of the internal organs. You can choose between: 30 g dark chocolate, or a small portion of nuts (walnuts, pistachios), or a few olives, or a little dried fruits (raisins, apricots, plums), or 2 apples with some jam, honey or maple syrup, or two large glasses of fresh juice.

In the evening the production of digestive enzymes practically stops, except those that delay the processing of food. Suitable for main dish is oily fish or seafood, or 120 g white meat without sauce (you can add a garnish – some vegetables).

 Chrono Diet – Don’t Count the Calories, Just Eat on Time!

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3 Responses to “Chrono Diet – Don’t Count the Calories, Just Eat on Time!”

  1. Unhealthy Foods Says:

    The chrono diet generally follows healthy guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is still important to check with your doctor before beginning this diet plan.

  2. Healthy Eating Says:

    If you follow the regime you may require a radical change in dietary habits.


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