I just read an article http://www.naturalnews.com/034519_meal_planning_digestion_immunity.html#ixzz1i3BxWYgn suggesting that humans evolved to eat our biggest meals in the evening or night because our ancestors were very active during the day and this required a very active sympathetic nervous system. They didn't have much time to eat during the day according to this article, and when the sympathetic NS is active the parasympathetic nervous system is less active, which isn't ideal for digestion since it requires more activity of this nervous system. I know Dr. Kruse and others recommend eating your biggest meal of the day for breakfast, so clearly there is a difference of opinion here about what the best time of day is to eat the majority of our food. Should this issue be taken on a case by case basis, or is there really a best time to do most of our eating, and if so, is it in the morning or at night?
Edit: I remember now that Dr. Kruse recommended a big breakfast just for people doing the leptin Rx, not afterwards. But he still believes breakfast is very important and shouldn't be skipped, which contrasts with the article. It seems Dr. Kruse's argument is that we should actually eat our biggest meal in the evening but we still should eat some protein and fat for breakfast to jumpstart secretion of gastric acid for later when we need it. The question still remains, were our ancestors able to do this or not, or does it even matter as long as it works for us?