While there is Intermittent Fasting and Time Restricted Feeding buzz going on in the fitness community, I want to know what is the take of Smritis regarding
Time of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Of what part of the day is prohibited to eat and in what part of day is eating recommended.
Sleep and Wake prohibitions and recommendations
Please answer only from Smritis like Manu, Parashara, Yagnavalkya etc with citations.
You can also answer from any Gruhya sutras if there is such information in them.
Edit 1: When exactly do have dinner?? I have heard that Smritis prohibit earing before 9pm. I dont know the exact source. But it is attributed to Paitinasi
Edit 2: Referred from Sanathan Samstha
6. Meal timings
6A. Do’s and Don’ts regarding meal timings
Meal timings should be fixed.
Have a meal within 3 hours of sunset. Do not eat at sunrise, sunset, at 12 noon and at midnight.
Whenever possible, have lunch before 12 noon and dinner before 9 p.m.
It is very hot between 12 and 4 p.m. If food is eaten during this period, there is a likelihood of physical distress because of the high intensity of jatharagni in this period. Similarly, after 9 p.m., movement of negative energies increases in the environment. Having dinner during this period increases the likelihood of attacks by negative energies. If food attacked by negative energies is eaten, there is a likelihood of distress due to negative energies. Therefore, whenever possible, have lunch before 12 noon and dinner before 9 p.m.