How many times a day...?
- OCEllen Nov 7, 2008 05:28 PM
How many times a day do you eat?
A full-on meal, a snack? Times and places? A whim or necessity? For health or pleasure?
I eat about 6 times a day. Breakfast of english muffin with peanut butter, banana around 11:00, lunch of turkey sandwich with tomato and lettuce on whole wheat with mayo and mustard plus a bag of Sun Chips, after work snack of cheese or pretzels, dinner of whatever I feel like making and dessert of some kind like ice cream or candy or whatever is on hand. I actually prefer cheese as a dessert if possible. It's a wonder I don't weigh more. Oh, yeah, in case it's not obvious, I eat for pleasure :)
this might be a bit strange to some, but I eat a fairly late(and somewhat small) lunch and a late(rather large) dinner. Thats it.....no breakfast, no snacking. I get up super early, around 430am and food isnt what I want at that time......coffee is! then Im usually going all morning and stop for a late lunch(to miss any rush at restaurants). Then Its work, paperwork, drive home, take a nap, hit the gym, figure out what/where I am eatting. By that time its 830 or 9. eat around 10, have some drinks with friends, get to bed around 1230 or 1 and get up and do it all over again.
I get up at 6:30, have a coffee.... then another coffee at 8:30, maybe another at 10.
Nibble sesame Ryvita crackers at about 10:30.
Lunch (salad usually) at 12.
Dinner any time between 6 and 8. Maybe a glass of wine or twelve.
An occasional munchie binge any time between 9pm and 1am.
I'm pretty strict during the work week ... I eat 5 times a day.
All portions are small'ish, and this along with a regular workout regimen has allowed me to lose 35 lbs in the past year.
Of course, there are weekends (such as this past one in Chicago) where I COMPLETELY pig out.