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Old 05-03-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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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!
I am the same way, Eat lunch at 11:30 AM and then dinner at 7:00 PM. Both sit down meals.

My weight goes down by 0.83 lb every day by 6:00 PM.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Wow, Geezerrunner...You must have a fast metabolism! Sounds like you're a healthy eater too.
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I don't seem to put on weight like most people. I am 5'11" and 168lbs.
I do get more exercise than most people over 60 because I usually run about 20 miles a week, as well as gardening etc.
Mostly I think its just luck- my sister was slim as well.
Your metabolism remains constant for the most part with how many calories you bring in. The more you eat the higher your metabolism. That is true for everyone. Outside of basal metabolic rate and thermogenesis, which both account for the "hidden" calories burned up to the tune of an average 70-85% of total calories brought in. That is just to simply stay alive. The rest of calories are burned through physical activity.

Calories = energy and "starvation" diets cause metabolism to slow down as an attempt to conserve calories (energy). Weight gain has more to do with too many calories coming in and not enough being used up by physical activity than it does with metabolism. A person who consumes their "recommend" daily allowance of calories can still gain weight if they do nothing but sit on their behinds all day.

Off my soapbox....

Yes, I eat three meals a day at least. I try to cook most of them at home from scratch but even if I do happen to cruise through a fast food joint I will either go inside to sit down and eat or I will at least park the park to "enjoy my meal".
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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I do not eat three sit down meals a day. I tend to eat when I am hungry which is random from day to day. My parents eat three sit down meals per day. On weekends I'm more likely to have sit down meals. Just hard with working second shift plus I don't have a dining table.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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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!
As long as ive got my coffee im good.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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@The OP: Yes, at least generally.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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As long as ive got my coffee im good.
This would be me
Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! - YouTube
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If I eat two that's a good day. Usually eat on the run...I don't text while driving, but eat....guilty.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Good for you, lubby! You probably get in all your servings of grains, fruits & veggies, etc. that you should. I'm quite sure that I do not...although I go in streaks where I eat very healthy when I'm trying to shed a few pounds.
Not really LOL I try to get in all my healthy guidelines like fruits, veggies and grains. BTW did I mention we eat in the living room and watch TV when we eat??? The dining room table is only used when guests come over.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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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.
That's terrible! Why would someone do that to a child?
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: USA
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I lived in a rented motel room that has no cooking facilities other than a microwave. Usually I have one big meal at the local diner, and then a small snack at work. I live on 16,000 a year, and a good portion of my income goes to food since I have to take out nearly everyday.
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