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How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 6:25 AM (permalink)
Hello I decided to start a new Thread, on that topic since ive been reading in a few books about meal frequency and weight loss. I read that people who only ate 3 meals a day had a higher BMI that people who ate 5-6 meals day. So its recommended to eat 5-6 meals day. To keep you Metabolism going. However dont have 6 dinners, try to break it into small meals.Currently I eat 5 Meals Breakfast lunch dinner and 2 snacks, which are Mixed Nuts and Yogurt. Now everyone How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily....thank you for reading.


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    RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 9:13 AM (permalink)
    One...starts when I wake up and finishes when I go to sleep.....ok..sometimes more than one if I wake up and snack on something in the middle of the night.....sorry I couldn't resist...

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      RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 10:02 AM (permalink)
      I do the typical 3.

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        RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 10:32 AM (permalink)
        Define "meal."

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          RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 11:43 AM (permalink)
          I do eat a defined breakfast, lunch and dinner most days. I will also munch on somethings throughout the day, depending on what is offered.

          I am pretty varied with the times of these meals though.

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            RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 11:47 AM (permalink)
            Hello All,
            I usually have 2 lite meals, but I snack 2 to 4 times a day.
            My first meal consists usually of salad and fries, and Dr. Pepper.
            My second meal, at work, usually consists of a meat, potato or noddle, and Dr. Pepper.
            My snacks range from avacodos,to potato chips, to tomato and peanut butter and bananas sandwiches(
            half a sandwich of the tomato and the other half peanut butter and banana), to a candy bar. Any
            slice of melon when is season is a nice change, and salty peanuts or cashews are a good treat from
            time to time.
            Weekends, my diet changes for whatever I crave. I save the weekends for exploring different foods.
            But whenever I eat, I only eat the amount that fills me, which for me, are small portions. I have
            a lot of leftovers, and carry home doggie bags from restaurants.
            Roadtripxx, good question.
            Take Care,
            p.s. I work nights, so that may influence my eating habits
              Michael Hoffman

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              RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 12:16 PM (permalink)
              I sometimes eat as many as one meal a day.

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                RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 12:52 PM (permalink)
                I usually have two "real" meals a day (the kind where you make something, sit down, and eat it). If I'm home, I tend to snack between (yogurt and fruit, mostly). If I'm working, I may eat more meals because we are sent on a schedule.

                At home, my first meal is usually around 5pm, my second around 11pm. Working, my first one is around 1pm, the second around 6pm.

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                  RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 2:49 PM (permalink)
                  It varies with circumstance. If stuck at home all day and I'm busy cleaning I will just snack throughout the day. I might eat seven times but it will be something small like a pear or a bowl of tomato soup. If I'm home and not too tired to cook I might make two meals and have three snacks.

                  If I go to a family reunion I save my appetite because I want all the grilled foods I don't normally have and all the wonderful sides. We have some great cooks in the family.

                  Then if I am working or running errands I eat differently too. And roadtrips...

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                    RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 5:03 PM (permalink)
                    Twice usually, dinner and supper. I rarely snack but when I do I like fruits or raisin bran cereal. I never eat breakfast. I just don't see how folks can eat that early in the morning. Coffee is the only thing I'll touch in the morn.

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                      RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 7:35 PM (permalink)
                      Usually I have one meal a few hrs after I get up and another a couple hours later but there's days that it seems Im always nibbling and if I'm in the "zone" on a painting I might go all day on just coffee and cigs

                        RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Wed, 06/21/06 7:44 PM (permalink)
                        I try to keep it simple:

                        1: 5:00AM: Mellow Joy and two cookies
                        2: 11:00AM Half sandwich and about five chips
                        3: 5:00PM Cocktails
                        4: 6:00PM Another cocktail and a half sandwich

                        Sorry but that is about it except when I travel. I generally do breakfast on those occasions.

                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN

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                          RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Thu, 06/22/06 5:29 AM (permalink)
                          I start every day right but then it's mostly down hill from there. Breakfast, just what it means break fast, have to fuel the body for the day. Oatmeal,fresh fruit,juice and coffee. Lunch is generally left overs from the night before if I ate at home. A small snack around 3 could be yougurt and fruit or small salad. Then dinner around 7pm that could be anything. Summer is here and my grill gets quite a work out. The Italians have an old saying something like this, Invite no one to the table for breakfast, have a few freinds to share lunch and invite the neiborhood for dinner. About a year and a half ago I weighed 330 now I'm down to 260 trying for 210 or 220. Most of the weight loss is due to getting up and eating breakfast right away I think, and incorporating a salad with most meals. Chow Jim

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                            RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Thu, 06/22/06 9:07 AM (permalink)
                            Sometimes lunch, and always dinner. If I going running (usually 3-4 miles) I skip lunch. My dinner is big. I am like a snake, I have one great big meal, and that's about it.
                              The Travelin Man

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                              RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Thu, 06/22/06 10:54 AM (permalink)
                              I started to write "On a typical day...." and then I realized that I don't have typical days.

                              On weekdays, when I am in the office, I usually have just lunch and a dinner when I get home. On weekends, I may prepare a late breakfast and then an early dinner.

                              When I travel, all hell breaks loose...

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                                RE: How Many Meals Do You Eat Daily? Thu, 06/22/06 11:39 AM (permalink)

                                Breakfast- Coffee and nicotine.
                                Lunch- Beer and nicotine, maybe some cheese and crackers.
                                Dinner- Big, huge meal about 6:00-7:00pm.

                                I weigh 112.

                                If I eat anything heavy during the day it makes me sleepy, I hate being sleepy, I have to fight drowsiness constantly due to the pain pills I take since hitting the deer....too many projects going on, besides I got plenty of time to sleep when I'm six feet under. I eat my one meal at dinnertime and am in the bed as soon as the chickens go in to roost and I can lock them up..... Usually 9:00pm, then up and atom at 5:30am.

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