One increasingly common method related to timing your meals is intermittent fasting. That’s when you choose a designated amount of time each day for when you will allow yourself to eat. For some people that means they eat during a six-hour window and fast the remaining eighteen hours. Other people choose an eight-hour or twelve-hour window, and fast the remaining time.

Alternatively, you could choose a window before bed during which you will not eat—two or three hours, which can effectively provide a window of fasting. For example, if you go to bed at eleven o’clock at night and have breakfast at eight o’clock the next morning, by refraining from eating for three hours before bed, that gives you a twelve-hour window. Besides, that late-night snacking is often driven by our being tired and our bodies just want fuel. So you’re better off just going to bed instead of eating.