- The time you eat your meals should be dictated by hunger and lifestyle, not because the media says you should or shouldn’t eat at certain times.
- You can skip breakfast and you can eat right before bed. Our bodies work on a constant cycle and don;t simply shut off when we go to sleep.
- The questions you should be asking yourself are; When is it convenient for me to eat? What eating pattern gives me the most energy? What eating pattern will stop me from getting cravings and making bad choices?
- To use the example above, if you regularly skip breakfast and that causes you to make bad choices by mid morning then it may be worth making the time to eat a good breakfast. However, if you want to skip breakfast and effectively break your “fast” at lunch then that is totally fine too.
- Think about how meal timings effect your workouts and try to figure out what works best for you. We typically recommend some protein and carbohydrates 1-2 hours bfore and after a workout but the rest of the day should be dictated by you.
- If you train early in the morning and can’t stomach much food then either a big dinner the night before (the energy will carry over to the morning) or something light such as fruit and a protein shake should suffice.
- Eating more regularly doesn’t spike your metabolism as explained HERE.