It’s better to avoid eating yogurt on an empty stomach or before any meal. Yogurt contains lactic acid that may decrease the acidity of the stomach. It’ll slow down digestion while you’re having your main meal.
Have a yogurt about 1-2 hours after the main meal to get all the benefits of the lactic acid for your digestion. Having a small portion of yogurt before going to bed seems like a good option since it’ll fill your body with protein, contributing to muscle development.
Although bananas may seem like a good option to start your morning, if they’re consumed on an empty stomach, they can actually decrease your energy levels. At first, you will probably feel an energy boost thanks to their high sugar content, but after a couple of hours, you’re likely to feel tired and hungry again. Eating bananas may also pose a threat for people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, causing diarrhea.
If you aren’t ready to give up having bananas for breakfast, combine them with some other foods, preferably with ones that contain healthy fats like peanut butter.
For many people, having a cup of coffee right after waking up feels like the most natural thing to do, but it’s actually pretty useless. Research has shown that drinking coffee before a meal improves our tolerance to caffeine. In the first hour after waking up, your body produces cortisol and it’s essential to not disrupt this process and our natural biological rhythms.
So just wait for a bit and enjoy your cup of coffee. But keep in mind that it’s better to stick to the recommended daily caffeine intake and don’t drink coffee closer to the evening, to prevent insomnia.