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Old 05-02-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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No. I try to only eat when I'm hungry. It's just the two of us so.. He requires more meal time than I do, which is why I've put on weight.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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People who do not make eating an event, and eat while they are watching TV, on the computer or doing other things, seem to be heavier.

A meal should have a beginning an an end. Endless grazing just isn't good.

Skipping breakfast does not save calories, it slows the metabolism.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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Yes I do and when I had my kids we all sat down and ate a proper dinner at the table with no tv on.

Meal times are important.

Some cultures make a real performance of a meal, every day it's the most important part of the day and everything else stops so people can eat together.

Those societies tend to be happier and healthier than ours.
Yes, and some of those cultures have official "tea breaks" at certain hours where they sit down and relax or chat. You wonder how much faster America can zoom through their meals. We're already generally overweight because people pick up take-out food so much. I know I was guilty of it when I worked. Now that I'm retired, I tend to eat healthier...very little fast food.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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People who do not make eating an event, and eat while they are watching TV, on the computer or doing other things, seem to be heavier.

A meal should have a beginning an an end. Endless grazing just isn't good.

Skipping breakfast does not save calories, it slows the metabolism.



I totally agree that skipping breakfast is not good. I like a cup of tea when I get up...and then an hour or so later, I have my breakfast about brunch time, but it really holds me until mid-afternoon because I eat a good breakfast.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:27 PM
 
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To me its funny how some people eat either because someone else is eating or just because its "meal time". The person even though theyve just eaten a meal 30 minutes prior will see someone eating something so theyll have to go fix themselves something else to eat simply because someone else was eating. Or those that sleep late until its practically lunch time, eat a big breakfast, then eat again less than an hour later simply because its lunch time. Excuse me, but didnt you just get done eating?
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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^^^ Right! Sadly there is a whole generation that does not know what it means to sit down and have quality time with family members at meal times.
People have dining rooms, though... not sure what for
I just saw on the Today Show this morning that families are actually doing a good job in this area; sitting down together at least 5 days a week.

Personally, I find that a little hard to believe but that is what the survey said!
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I usually only eat two times a day with a light snack after work. I work evenings and nights so breakfast is out of the question. My biggest meal is around noon and a smaller meal at work any where between 5pm and 630pm. When I come home at midnight I eat a piece of fruit (the dogs eat about half) or maybe a couple of table spoons full of cottage cheese. I'm trying not to eat after work but it's hard to sleep when you're so hungry.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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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?
Hell no. I eat when I am hungry. Usually that is two meals a day, and usually that is at work. I make my lunch every day...eat yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast. No fast food - no popcorn. I go to the gym right after work, and usually have a light snack after I get home.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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People who do not make eating an event, and eat while they are watching TV, on the computer or doing other things, seem to be heavier.

A meal should have a beginning an an end. Endless grazing just isn't good.

Skipping breakfast does not save calories, it slows the metabolism.
No, it doesn't. That's an old myth that has been thrown out the window years ago. Somehow people keep wanting to believe it.


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Old 05-03-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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I get up at around 9 AM and sometimes its around 3-4 PM before I realize I havent eaten yet. Then I'll fix a bowl of oatmeal or some eggs and that will stick with me for around 5-6 hours. So, no, I dont eat 3 sit down meals per day. Dont think I did that since i was a teenager.
Wow...Don't you get hungry between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm...after all, you haven't eaten all night? I think I'd get shaky and faint if I didn't eat for that long of a stretch!
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