This is the best time to eat breakfast, apparently

According to science

As children, it’s drummed into our heads that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and one that we should never skip. With busy lives and hectic schedules, it can be really hard to stick to a routine when it comes to planning your meals and eating right.

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But something that we’ve always asked ourselves is: When exactly is the best time to eat our breakfast in the mornings? Well, we finally have the answer, and it’s all thanks to science.

Expert Dr Oz says that you should always eat your breakfast within an hour of waking up in the morning. Speaking to Pop Sugar, the health professional said that you should then eat lunch about four and a half hours after this, and then have dinner a couple of hours after that.

If you adopt this routine and, more importantly, make sure that you stick to it, then you’re much less likely to eat junk food throughout the day. This is because if you delay meal times that your body is used to, you’re more likely to eat snacks that are bad for you. Pretty simple, really.

What’s more, having dinner three hours before you go to bed will avoid indigestion, as you won’t be going to bed on a stomach full of undigested food.

There you have it: The key is to have set meal times that you actually stick to, every day. Now, we’ll just set an alarm for our breakfast tomorrow…

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