If you can either eat your nighttime meal earlier and/or delay your first meal, this will extend your nightly fast. Doing this will give your body a better chance to move into fat-burning mode.
The longer you delay your first meal the greater the effect. Yes! It really does make a difference. And when you combine this with your eating plan, it's a one-two punch.
If you add some morning exercise, it's a one-two-three punch. Having an evening walk after dinner can have an effect too.
There's no problem having water, black tea or black coffee. Try to avoid artificial sweeteners as there is some evidence that the body may respond hormonally as if you consumed sugar.
There is no proof or truth behind the wive's tale "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." It was probably started by cereal manufacturers in the 1950's.
And so we are not saying "eat less" but just "eat in a "shorter eating window" to extend the "non-eating window". In your Daily Planner monitor how you feel, and your weight, to see if it helps.
If you were at your perfect weight and staying at your ideal weight is easy, then you don't need to think about this. But if you're trying to lose weight, then this may help... especially when you may have the odd indulgence.
Definitely try this on days when you know you have a potential off-plan eating event happening.