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Food experts share the silent crisis impacting Aussie dinner times

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SILENT CRISIS IMPACTING AUSSIE DINNER TIMES

  • Youfoodz has teamed up with Leading Habit Expert, Dr Gina Cleo, to warn Australia it’s heading towards a ‘late night dinner crisis’

  • National dinner dilemma is backed by new research from Youfoodz, revealing 11 million Aussies are eating dinner later than ever, between 7-10 pm, up to four hours later than experts recommend

  • There is a lack of awareness about our body clocks, with 43% of Aussies admitting they don’t know what their circadian rhythm is, or why it’s important to their health

  • Dr Cleo recommends Aussies reset their circadian rhythms to maintain a healthier routine

 

Australia, November 2023: Australia is heading towards a late night dinner crisis, with new research revealing 11 million Aussies are sitting down to dinner between 7 and 10pm each day, up to four hours later than experts recommend, as busy routines see Aussies calling for quick and convenient meal solutions, now.

 

The late night dinner trend could be attributed to a lack of awareness and understanding of our circadian rhythms - an internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and various physiological and behavioural processes. Leading Habit expert, Dr Cleo recommends Aussies reset their circadian rhythms to maintain a healthier routine.

 

The alarming trend is backed by new national research from ready meal delivery service, Youfoodz, revealing 43% of Aussies don’t know what their circadian rhythm is, or why it’s important to their health. In fact, only 8% of Australians follow a schedule which is best for their circadian rhythm. 

 

Leading habit expert, Dr Gina Cleo, shares why Aussies need a rhythm reset:

 

“It’s vital that we prioritise the importance of having a well trained circadian rhythm, as it affects a lot of processes in our body. There are a lot of time pressures in our day-to-day lives that prevent us from maintaining healthy routines, but we really need to put our  health and wellbeing first and foremost - and disrupting our circadian clock can likely have a long-term impact on things such as our digestive and gut health.

 

Small changes can help us to reset our circadian rhythms, whether that’s limiting our screen time in the evening or making conscious efforts to eat dinner earlier. With meal times in particular, the prep work doesn’t have to be hard. You could try any number of quick and easy recipes or if you’re really short on time try ready-made meals like Youfoodz”.

 

The research also revealed a nationwide awareness gap around the importance of consistent and structured routines, with 71% of Aussies admitting to sometimes or rarely eating at the same time each day. 

 

On top of this, we’re working later (25%) and have busier household commitments (19%), which is feeding a later dinner time average. 

 

With busy lifestyles, It’s important for Aussies to have quick and easy dinner options. Just over a quarter (28%) of Aussies allocate up to 20 minutes to prepare their dinner and 47% of Aussies allocate 30 mins to preparing dinner. By having convenient options to hand like Youfoodz which are ready in minutes, and a flexible subscription service to work around your lifestyle, maintaining routine has never been easier.

 

Hannah Gilbert, Senior Director Product Development  for Youfoodz, commented:

 

“At Youfoodz, we know the importance and power that balanced meals have and eating well doesn’t have to mean eating late. With Youfoodz, healthy eating is made easy with balanced meals that are ready in minutes and can be simply enjoyed at more ideal times in the day around busy schedules. This flexibility helps you to achieve your lifestyle goals and can assist in daily habits that may help align your natural body clock

 

“It’s clear that Aussies are leading busy lives that leave them with little to no routine for important habits such as eating nutritious meals at appropriate times. We want people to take simple steps to create better routines, which in turn creates healthier lifestyles.” 

 

To utilise the convenience of Youfoodz and stop the late night dinner dilemma visit, https://www.youfoodz.com/meal-prep/easy-meals.


Key Facts:

The alarming trend is backed by new national research from ready meal delivery service, Youfoodz, revealing 43% of Aussies don’t know what their circadian rhythm is, or why it’s important to their health. In fact, only 8% of Australians follow a schedule which is best for their circadian rhythm. 


About us:

About Youfoodz

Healthy eating, made easy! Launched in 2012, Youfoodz is on a mission to create the future of food, believing every Australian deserves access to fresh, affordable and tasty food. The ever-changing menu of fresh ready-made meals, snacks and drinks can be delivered to your door. Youfoodz works with local farmers to deliver the freshest meals, guaranteed. Youfoodz meals are delivered fresh (NOT frozen), all portion & calorie-controlled, and ready to heat & eat in minutes. Youfoodz has been voted Best Food Delivery Service by ProductReview 3 years in a row and awarded Best Rated Meal Delivery Service (2021) for variety by Finder.


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