Protein is very important in chronobiology, because proteins are important building blocks for hormones, muscles and enzymes. They also keep insulin levels relatively low after mealtimes and make us feel full quickly, as you may already know – two good reasons for having a protein-rich meal in the evening. 30% of your daily diet should ideally come from protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy.
Try to avoid having animal protein in the morning, and instead add it to your lunch. You can have the occasional egg for breakfast (e.g. once or twice a week), but protein-rich meals are best had in the evening: we guarantee that you will soon stop missing carbohydrate side dishes with your dinner. Proteins also help to keep you feeling full for many hours and leave you sleeping better, with hunger only returning in the morning.