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(The Atlantic)   There's really no real reason to eat three meals per day, so go on with your weird pandemic eating habits   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2021-03-08 9:17:51 AM  
Large Adult Meal is good but I would end up snacking a lot during the day as my blood sugars get lower and I get hangry. I like a significant, high protein breakfast, light lunch, High Tea, and then something supper like around 7-8pm.
 
2021-03-08 9:29:29 AM  
I eat breakfast all day. Sometimes I even have lunch in the middle of my extended breakfast. It's weird.
 
2021-03-08 9:31:32 AM  
I also seem to have stopped eating dinner these past few weeks. If I'm mildly hungry at night, I just have a cup of yogurt, which is part of breakfast.
 
2021-03-08 10:09:55 AM  
Cabernet Sauvignon.... It's what's for breakfast..

And lunch

And dinner.
 
2021-03-08 10:42:30 AM  
Three meals a day? I've been eating three breakfasts a day. I'm eating like a hobbit.
 
2021-03-08 11:01:06 AM  
THREE MEALS?!  You monsters!

What about second breakfast? What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper?

/Hobbitses?  No, no; I learned this from my cat.
 
2021-03-08 11:09:58 AM  
6'5", 220, somewhat active. was near 285 a few decades ago, took it off to save my knees.

Coffee for breakfast, some sort of medium-large ish lunch around 10/11 depending on activity, smallish dinner before 7 so my old man gut doesn't try to eat my esophagus while I sleep .

Miss 7, tough luck for me, I like having an esophagus.
 
2021-03-08 11:26:41 AM  
I grew up eating four meals a day:

08:00a Breakfast
12:00p Dinner
04:00p Lunch
08:00p Supper
 
2021-03-08 11:33:30 AM  
I usually have a light breakfast, a regular lunch, and a snack in the evening. About the only time I have what most Americans consider "normal" meals is when I'm on vacation.
 
2021-03-08 11:40:43 AM  
Okay, 30 meals a day it is.

- I need an intervention.
 
2021-03-08 11:46:22 AM  
I skip lunch a lot because I'm full of coffee
 
2021-03-08 11:50:41 AM  
TL, DR; In addition to his "Big Meal", the author grazes all day, so he's not really putting it all into one meal like he pretends.
 
2021-03-08 11:55:45 AM  
If I don't space out meals and make them smaller but more often, I get really tired after eating one BIG meal.
 
2021-03-08 1:15:11 PM  
pandemic really made me learn to just eat when i'm hungry.  Some days i don't want any breakfast, some days I do.  sometimes i eat a bigger lunch & dinner ends up being fruit & some steamed vegetables.   When the day ceases to be broken apart by get up/drive to work/work/drive home, the meal schedule gets out of whack in terms of what i was used to.  honestly I kind of enjoy it.
 
2021-03-08 1:51:58 PM  
We did away with "three square meals a day" some time ago. Now it's just one square meal - and a number of bottle-shaped ones.
 
2021-03-08 2:02:38 PM  
It's absolutely unnecessary to go around with high blood sugar all day long.  Eat one good meal.
 
2021-03-08 2:02:47 PM  
I'm on a regular schedule, nothing's changed in terms of when or how much I eat.  Cereal for breakfast.  Sandwich or microwave pizza for lunch.  Cook a big dinner on Sunday and eat leftovers most of the rest of the week.  The local grocery store has $5 sushi on Wednesdays, which makes for a nice change of pace.

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Her Fuzziness helps with the regular schedule, she expects food at 6pmish and makes her displeasure known if it doesn't show up on time.
 
2021-03-08 2:08:15 PM  
I had gastric sleeve surgery in November. I went from 4-5 huge meals a day to maybe eating twice a day and in amounts of one cup or less. It has really opened my eyes to how much time was spent eating.

And money. $150 a week down to $200 for a month or more
 
2021-03-08 2:12:10 PM  
Since the state lockdown (50 weeks ago), we've been mostly following an old bit a guidance for meals:  "Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper."  I sleep better, with no reflux, and have shed a few more pounds.

The only issue is when we gather with our pod for a Big Dinner.  I'm glad to gather with our "Family of Choice" every once in a while, but it throws me off for a week or so.
 
2021-03-08 2:26:02 PM  

rosekolodny: It's absolutely unnecessary to go around with high blood sugar all day long.  Eat one good meal.


Congrats, I don't think we'll see a poorer contextualized piece of advice on the Food tab all day.

Different people have widely different metabolisms and lifestyles, and yet you've managed to recommend something that's a bad idea for just about everyone.
 
2021-03-08 2:30:14 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: rosekolodny: It's absolutely unnecessary to go around with high blood sugar all day long.  Eat one good meal.

Congrats, I don't think we'll see a poorer contextualized piece of advice on the Food tab all day.

Different people have widely different metabolisms and lifestyles, and yet you've managed to recommend something that's a bad idea for just about everyone.


Look man, it's up to you if you want to be cranking out insulin all day.  Type II diabetes might be fun, I don't know.
 
2021-03-08 3:51:40 PM  
I very rarely eat breakfast, or sometimes even lunch. It's normally a meal between 2 and 4 PM anymore, much to everyone else's dismay in the house when they ask: 'What's for dinner?" and I say: 'I'm not hungry, I've already eaten'.

Usually results in frowns and takeout.
 
2021-03-08 4:02:43 PM  

phedex: pandemic really made me learn to just eat when i'm hungry.  Some days i don't want any breakfast, some days I do.  sometimes i eat a bigger lunch & dinner ends up being fruit & some steamed vegetables.   When the day ceases to be broken apart by get up/drive to work/work/drive home, the meal schedule gets out of whack in terms of what i was used to.  honestly I kind of enjoy it.


Lived my life that way for 15+ years due to pain issues - I have to eat when I get hungry enough to get past feeling like crap.  It works pretty well, honestly - long as you don't use it as an excuse to go crazy all the time.

/also helps when you have whole days you don't feel like eating but still
 
2021-03-08 4:19:57 PM  
It turns out the way I eat is now the trendy 16-8 Intermittent Fasting plan. Also known as not eating breakfast because I'm too lazy to make it.
 
2021-03-08 5:28:46 PM  
Too many years on the road. 12+ hours on jobs then Night travel. I stick to once a day.

Has lead to jokes at work about me being anorexic. Finally switched my meal to lunches.

Annnnd now they've learned what ungodly amount of sushi all 150 pounds of me can put down in 45 minutes.

Now training for a marathon or half? I'm grazing all day, every day. But if I don't need the calories? Why eat them? (Did not do that the first time I trained for a marathon. I dropped to like 130 pounds, just shy of 5'10")
 
2021-03-08 5:47:52 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Too many years on the road. 12+ hours on jobs then Night travel. I stick to once a day.

Has lead to jokes at work about me being anorexic. Finally switched my meal to lunches.

Annnnd now they've learned what ungodly amount of sushi all 150 pounds of me can put down in 45 minutes.

Now training for a marathon or half? I'm grazing all day, every day. But if I don't need the calories? Why eat them? (Did not do that the first time I trained for a marathon. I dropped to like 130 pounds, just shy of 5'10")


I need to follow you around and eat what you eat.
 
2021-03-08 5:51:55 PM  

testosteronephobe: Axeofjudgement: Too many years on the road. 12+ hours on jobs then Night travel. I stick to once a day.

I need to follow you around and eat what you eat.


That's a funny way of spelling drink 🤔
 
2021-03-08 6:12:13 PM  

Axeofjudgement: testosteronephobe: Axeofjudgement: Too many years on the road. 12+ hours on jobs then Night travel. I stick to once a day.

I need to follow you around and eat what you eat.

That's a funny way of spelling drink 🤔


Whatever it takes!
 
2021-03-08 7:14:49 PM  
One good sized meal. One designated snack. Half a head of plain lettuce if I'm hungry at night.
 
2021-03-08 7:15:55 PM  
I take in too many Calories from alcohol but I recently ran across a favorite snack I hadn't had in some time and I'm nibbling all day: Candied Ginger.
 
2021-03-09 7:35:16 AM  
Chefs tend towards breakfast and dinner, with dinner taking place late because, well you're working. There is some grazing in the middle of the day, or a snack here or there, but with masks you need to dedicate time to snatch a bite, so often snacks are haphazard at best.

Your results may vary, but if it works, and you're not just pouring ranch dressing down your gob twelve hours a day, drive on.
 
2021-03-09 9:26:48 AM  

blastoh: Cabernet Sauvignon.... It's what's for breakfast..

And lunch

And dinner.


This thread give me another excuse to post my favorite daily routine....

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