When We Eat Matters
Time of day and day of the week affect our eating health
- Breakfast - healthiest meal.
- Lunch - 7.4% less healthy.
- Dinner - 15.9% less healthy.
- Snacks - 16.3% less healthy.
- Healthiness of the food we eat decreased by 1.7% for every hour that passes in the day.
- On average dinner is 15.9% less healthy than breakfast.
Breakfast helps us achieve a healthier day
- Time of day meal is consumed (Keys: Skipped breakfast; Ate breakfast): 1) Ate breakfast: 11am ~ 58; 12 pm ~ 57; 1pm ~ 55; 2pm ~ 55.5; 3pm ~ 56.5; 4pm ~ 56; 5pm ~54.5; 6pm ~ 54; 7pm ~ 52; 8pm ~ 51.5;
9pm ~ 55.5; 10pm ~ 49.5; 11pm ~ 48; 2) 1) Skipped breakfast: 11am ~ 54; 12 pm ~ 52.5; 1pm ~ 51.5; 2pm ~ 51; 3pm ~ 51; 4pm ~ 50.5; 5pm ~ 50; 6pm ~ 49.7; 7pm ~ 49; 8pm ~ 48.5; 9pm ~ 47.5; 10pm ~ 46;
11pm ~ 45.5.
- Overall, users who eat breakfast, eat 12.3% healthier throughout the day, eat breakfast!
- How healthy your breakfast is matters! Studies suggest that eating a fiber-rich breakfast may prevent low blood levels between meals and increase feelings of satiety for the rest of the day.
Eat breakfast & crave less all day
- Will power. Fluctuations in self-control depend partially on the depletion and replenishment of glucose. Eating a healthy breakfast may prevent low blood sugar levels in between meals and thus improve self-regulation in
eating throughout the day.
- On average , users who don't eat breakfast eat 6.8% more food food throughout the day. People who ate their breakfast vs. people who don't eat breakfast: 1) 12pm - 4.9% more than people who don't eat breakfast;
2) 1pm - 7.4% more than people who don't eat breakfast; 3) 4pm - 8.5% more than people who don't eat breakfast; 4) 6pm - 5.6% more than people who don't eat breakfast.
Weekends are bad for our eating health
- Average eating habits by the day of the week (healthiness): 1) Monday ~ 51.5; 2) Tuesday ~ 52; 3) Wednesday ~ 51.5; 4) Thursday ~ 51.5; 5) Friday ~ 49.3; 6) Saturday ~ 46.7; 7) Sunday ~ 46.2.
- Friday. Compared to other weekdays, people eat the least healthiest for lunch on Fridays. Friday dinner tends to be unhealthy as people like to indulge after a week of hard work (4.5% less healthy).
- Saturday. People tend to eat later in the day, and the unhealthiest dinners are on eaten on Saturday (10.1% less healthy).
- Sunday. Sunday is the unhealthiest day of the week. Now only do people eat later in the day on Sunday, but they also eat very unhealthy throughout the day (10.2% less healthy).
- We eat more unhealthy food on the weekend: 1) 1.5x more cupcakes; 2) 1.4x more croissants; 3) 1.4x more cheeseburgers; 4) 1.6x more beer.
Illustrated by I Shot Film | Massive Health | The data. data was obtained from 7,68m food ratings from over 50 countries | Healthiness. Healthiness refers to the average percentile of fit/fat health ratings on the Eatery.
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