A lot of it also depends on when you go to bed. If you go to bed at 10 and get up at 7, it would make sense to have a majority of your calories before 5. However, if you get up at 10 and go to bed after midnight, you still have half your day ahead of you at 5 PM... why would you stop fueling yourself?
Yes, mindless eating in the evening would be a problem. But if you say "hmm, I'm hungry, let me go get a piece of fruit" that is not a problem.
On most days, I don't eat breakfast, and for me, that makes sense. I get up fairly late (9 to 10), unless I am going somewhere (if I get up early, I do have breakfast). It wouldn't make sense for me to eat breakfast at 11 to eat lunch an hour later.
However, it does make sense for me to have a snack after dinner. I don't eat unhealthy snacks, but I do often measure out some fruit and nuts into a bowl and eat that. It keeps me going until I'm ready to go to bed.
- 9/5/2015 2:32:11 PM