In the past it would take a bit for your Sims in The Sims 4 to fulfill their needs but with the latest update some of the everyday activities have gotten a lot faster!
Two specific needs have gotten a much faster boost: Hunger and Hygiene. Specifically activities revolving around fulfilling these needs will now fill these two need bars at a much, much faster rate.
SimGuruBat explained in the livestream that previously that a part of the reason why this change was introduced was because Sims would usually take more time to fulfill these needs and usually miss out on their activities, such as going to work.
Thanks to the new update you will have a lot less worries about missing out on your work shift or school!