In general, I try to eat on a regular schedule. Approximately 700a breakfast, 1130a lunch, and 530p dinner. Snacks are generally fruit in between if I feel hungry.
Some people start out the day not eating breakfast, starving themselves all day, then pigging out a night! Not good. Then the next day, they vow to do better. But this “willpower” can rarely last for long.
Late sleepers consumed more calories at dinner and after 8:00 pm, had higher fast food, full-calorie soda and lower fruit and vegetable consumption.
Higher BMI was associated with shorter sleep duration, later sleep timing, caloric consumption after 8:00 pm, and fast food meals… Calories consumed after 8:00 pm predicted BMI after controlling for sleep timing and duration.
These findings indicate that caloric intake after 8:00 pm may increase the risk of obesity, independent of sleep timing and duration.