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Old 05-01-2014, 11:14 PM
Location: On the East Coast
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Originally Posted by MissSoBelle View Post
Just wondering...we Americans are so "go, go, go." Do you actually eat three sit-down meals a day?

I have a friend who is very rigid about her meals. She eats very healthy (organic, etc.) and will never skip a meal. I seem to eat when I feel hungry...usually a mid-morning meal and another larger meal late afternoon. Then I snack in the evening. Not the best eating habits, I guess. I'm retired, so I can eat when I want.

How about you? What are your eating habits? Do you eat a sit-down breakfast, or do you grab coffee and a granola bar on your way to work? I suppose most working people eat lunch. How about dinner? Do you cook an actual meal, pick up fast food, or just pop some popcorn? I was guilty of all of the above when I worked. Anyone actually eat three sit-down meals anymore?
I eat when hungry, so I usually have a muffin or bagel between 11 - 1 and then will eat a sandwich or a salad or pasta between 4 - 6, then have a piece of fruit or some chips or crackers around 8.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:36 PM
Location: The analog world
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To expand on my previous post, dinner is a family affair and takes place in the dining room, which sounds much more formal than it is in real life. We have a fairly consistent rotation of meals, as in Tuesday is seafood, Wednesday is soup/stew and salad, Thursday is pasta, etc. Everybody eats lunch separately. Kids eat at school, husband usually eats with coworkers or clients, and I either eat at home or occasionally with my spouse or a friend. Family breakfast meals are a hodgepodge, because everybody leaves at different times. I usually join my middle schooler, who departs for school around 7:00 a.m.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:42 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We are a retired couple. We have always had breakfast. Now I make a breakfast for myself, and sometimes when DH wants the same, I make both of our breakfasts. But usually he likes cereal for breakfast.

We usually eat different lunches, but sometimes I make a lunch for both of us.

We eat supper together or we sometimes eat out.

We sit at our counter, unless we have guests, when we sit at our dining table.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:02 AM
Location: Titusville, Florida, United States
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Every 6, 12 or 24 hours I will eat.

I was starved on purpose as a child so I rarely will eat, I just eat very little to hoard food.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:37 AM
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My only "sit down" meal of the day really is my break at work - we work in a school cafeteria. We all pick our food of choice - pretty much anything we want of what's available. I usually make myself a turkey sandwich. We sit at the table in the breakroom and talk, laugh, and eat together. The rest of the day, I eat when I'm hungry. Right now our kitchen is gutted (we're redoing it), we have no refrigerator presently (we're deciding on a new one) and cooking meals is difficult. Last night for dinner, my daughter and I split a Wal-Mart sub and a box of Little Debbies. I guess you could call that a "sit down" meal, because we were sitting in the car in the Wal-Mart parking lot when we ate it.

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Old 05-02-2014, 09:30 AM
Location: Finland
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On weekdays I have 3 sit-down meals though only dinner is at the dining table with my family (breakfast by myself at the computer and lunch on my break at work with whoever else is on break at the same time). At the weekend I usually only have two meals, brunch and dinner, as we get up later at weekends. Snacks in between whenever I'm hungry.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:35 AM
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I do sit down for 3 meals daily although most of my meals tend to be on the light side.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Location: Up North in God's Country
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Some very interesting posts here. I feel guilty not responding right away since I started the thread, but I have to run my mother to the doctor...will be back!
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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We tend to have three sit-down meals a day; sometimes it's just a bowl of cereal or a sandwich, but we do take some time and sit down at a table like civilized people. I've very rarely grabbed a bite to eat in the car when I'm running errands at lunchtime, but I never eat & drive like many people I've seen. I don't even like to eat in the car because crumbs fall, not that I have the cleanest car in the world either. I don't understand people who won't allow 15 or 20 minutes to eat a meal.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:31 AM
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Try to have two sometimes its just one Dinner with the family. During the summer months May-Oct here in California I prefer to eat really light during the day which means eating while doing something else most of the time.
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