Chrononutrition is a concept developed by French nutritionist Alain Delabos in 1986 that, according to the University of Chile, suggests that people should eat according to their biological clock.
Therefore, foods are believed to have effects on the body depending on the time of day they are consumed.
As Meteored noted, “The key isn’t in the order in which we eat, but in what foods we eat.”
Because it explains that good eating habits, such as eating vegetables and fruits, are more important than the order in which they are eaten.
However, it notes that the real problem is “keeping regular eating and sleeping times”.
Because it is assumed that less weight loss occurs with late eating and dinner, i.e. after 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
It’s even been suggested that people who consume unhealthy products at night may have less restful sleep and therefore sleep poorly, which could result in them being hungrier during the day.
As Meteored states, there are several myths about the type of food eaten at night, but it notes that the relevance is not in the schedule, but in what was eaten during those hours.
For this reason, it is explained that, for example, fruit has the same calories at night as in the morning because “the amount of sugar it is allowed to contain is the same at any time of the day.”
This suggests that people should focus more on following good diet plans and consuming healthy products when they are hungry.