What is a proper time for one meal a day scheme? If paleo brain is not coupled to enteric nervous system(ENS) strongly, brain at night can rest and consolidate short term memory from hippocampus while ENS is kept busy directing digestion. What are scientific studies coupling between brain and enteric nervous system?
Two possible scenarios:
Scenario 1: night eating activates ENS and if there is strong coupling between brain and ENS, then paleo brain cannot rest due to destructive interference. Scenario 2: ENS and paleo brain are like multiprocessors, operating independantly. Human body can function optimally from active paleo brain at day time and from active ENS in night time. due to low coupling between brain and ENS.
Questions: I would like to know scientific studies of connection between ENS and brain to optimize time of meals. Evolutionary conjecture is helpful but scientific understanding of neural connections directly would help to design meal time.
It would depend on the meal composition:
high protein > longer satiety period / lower serotonin release - better earlier part of day
high carb > lower satiety period / higher serotonin release - better closer to sleep
It would also depend on the background of activity and state of mind, i.e. sedentary vs active (low cortisol vs high cortisol)
Also bear in mind that there is an interface between food and the enteric nervous system - the type of gut bacterial network (enterotype) that also will influence how food is perceived.
I can't cite research; this is strictly n=1.
I don't schedule my meal but I almost always eat between 2 and 4, with my meal taking at least an hour. I start with whole fruit, have a leafy salad and then the main course.
In the morning I'm not hungry but I enjoy sipping coffee with cream and honey .
Finishing my meal by 4 helps ensure my stomach is empty by bedtime and I sleep better that way.
Have no idea but I eat my one meal that has protein and carbs as dinner around 6pm. Any thing else I have during the day is fat only. Seems I have more stable energy throughout the day that way.
I sleep like a baby most nights.
This was a simple question, if you can't understand it something is wrong with you(to the other posters) to op: The brain is active during sleep and most people cannot infact sleep on an empty stomach. so I would go with that with a starting point.
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