I work the opposite schedule -- 5 am to 3 pm (or later). IMO, if you starve all day, then you are setting yourself up for a binge later. And then, because you ate so much so late, you aren't hungry in the morning, and the cycle continues. I used to not be hungry in the morning, would barely eat during the day, and then I'd be STARVING by evening and want to grab everything in sight.
I do much better when I spread my calories out during the day. I plan and pack breakfast and lunch the night before, along with my gym clothes. I get up at 4 am and hit the gym first thing (I'm lucky enough to have one at the office), then eat something for breakfast at my desk. I eat my packed lunch at pretty much the normal time. Then I eat dinner relatively early, so that I'm not eating RIGHT before I go to bed. If I don't overeat at night, then I'm generally hungry for some breakfast in the morning.
It takes planning .. and preparation, but it's worth it because your energy level will be better during the day and you won't be so starving when you get off work. I don't think it matters WHEN you eat your calories necessarily, but I know that if I go too long without eating something, then that is a recipe for a binge for me. Once you get in the habit of planning and packing your meals, it's really no big deal.
Last edited by MBN; 03-10-2009 at 09:04 AM.