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View Poll Results: How many hours do you wait between meals
less than 2.5 hours 2 7.69%
2.5-5 hours 13 50.00%
5-7.5 hours 9 34.62%
7.5-10 hours 1 3.85%
More than 10 hours 1 3.85%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-02-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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I don't have a set amount so I couldn't vote. I've learned to listen to my body I eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:12 AM
 
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I'm trying to lose weight so I've upped the frequency and reduced the meal size, trying to eat 5-6 times a day.
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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Sure, people can go that long if they want to lose weight, but I don't find it healthy, IMO
It's not. Eating smaller meals more frequently has been proven to boost energy levels and speed up metabolism. Eating one large meal makes a person tired and causes a person to store all those excess calories.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I eat breakfast most days around 7:30 am before work and I eat lunch around 11 am. I work in a food establishment so I have to eat before it gets busy. snack is around 4 pm (a light one with coffee) dinner 6:30 pm and evening snack if I have one is 8 pm.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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No set hours. We eat when we are hungry. Usually what most people would call a snack. for health issues my wife and I have no regular sleeping hours. Neither of us can sleep in a bed so we catch an hour or two in a chair throughout the day. Eating is the same way, neither of us can eat much at one time, maybe half a sandwich or the like. so we just fix what ever is handy. Might have veggies one sitting the next fish or the like then next time some dairy product etc. We do keep a lot of fruits and veggies on hand we can eat without cooking. Maybe once a week I'll cook an actual meal.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:59 PM
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Location: "Arlen" Texas
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About 4-5 hours usually.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:30 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Not true. Reason most people are overweight is due to bad food choices and sedentary lifestyles.

In my area, many commuting to the city walk or bike to the bus station. Trails and pavements are provided for this.
It's one of the reasons people are overweight with bad food choices and not exercising.

What I posted is an eating strategy that people show consider, frequently eating and keeping your blood sugar level in check. Having long gaps between meals will make one become ravenous and that's why many people starve themselves between lunch and dinner only to gain all the weight at dinner time.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Between 5-7. The human body wasn't created to be in a constant state of digestion. Sometimes I might consume a piece of fruit in between -- fruit only takes between 30-40 minutes to digest if you eat it alone.
Don't eat fruit in company with others. jk
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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I had lunch at 1:30PM and dinner at about 8:20PM today. That's about right for me. My weight's always been stable, within 2-3lbs since I was 18.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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Looking back through the thread and examining my current life style, I realize I only eat one meal a day.




But it lasts 24 hours and is periodically interrupted by me falling asleep
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