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Nov 7, 2008 05:28 PM

How many times a day...?

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?

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  1. 3 -- B,L, D. Strict rule, keeps me skinny.

    1. 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 :)

      1. 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 breakfast, no snacking. I get up super early, around 430am and food isnt what I want at that 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.

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        1. re: nkeane

          Nkeane, I am in awe of your endurance. Even on thyroid and coffee, I couldn't keep those hours.

          1. re: Vetter

            well I am only 31, so that may play a part. btw, that mid afternoon nap is key!!! is coffee.:-)

        2. 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.

          1. I'm pretty strict during the work week ... I eat 5 times a day.

            Mid-morning snack
            Afternoon snack

            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.