CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Poll: How many times do you eat per day?

Are you a grazer or do you sit down for three meals every day?
Do you do desert every day?
Do you eat breakfast every day?
Which meal is your largest?

I'm very curious as to how everyone else eats.

I eat several small mini-meals every day (between 5-9). Yes, I'm eating pretty much all day! I eat breakfast every day. I eat desert every day. Lunch is my largest meal.
I'm very close to my goal weight.


Fri. Jan 25, 7:12pm

Add comment  
If I could I would eat all day. I seem to be better with watching my weight if I eat a small breakfast, a early am fruit for a snack and then a small lunch, early aft snack (bar or fruit) and then dinner (normal ) w/family.


Friday, January 25, 2008, 7:15 PM

Add comment
Yes, I sit down for three meals a day.
Yes, I eat dessert every day
Yes, I eat breakfast every day
Dinner is my largest although I wish lunch was... still haven't figured out how to make that happen, I'm too hungry when I get home from work
I occasionally will drink a skim capp mid-morning and often have a yogurt/fruit snack in the mid-afternoon.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 7:32 PM

Add comment
I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner. Sometimes I have an afternoon snack, sometimes I have dessert or hot chocolate in the evening.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 8:06 PM

Add comment
pp -- I'd love to do the mini-meal thing, but my schedule simply does not accomodate it. I hate being starved when I sit down to eat - I enjoy the food less and eat more it seems.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 8:07 PM

Add comment
i'm a grazer... but i save calories so dinner can be my biggest meal of the day.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 8:31 PM

Add comment
I eat three meals a day. And I usually have at least one snack - either a.m. or p.m. - just depends on what I have going on. The busier I am the less I notice hunger. Sometimes I just do the 3 meals. I drink a lot of water between meals.

I try to eat most meals sitting down. And I sometimes read, but I don't eat in front of the t.v. or computer.

I seem to eat the least at breakfast and the most at dinner. Not on purpose, just kind of works out that way. I can have a huge breakfast of egg whites and vegetables, but it's under 200 calories.

Rarely do dessert when I'm on track with my plan. I just don't want to spend the calories on it and I'm trying to eliminate sugar and sweetners, anyway. I will make room for it when we go out to dinner and share, though!





Friday, January 25, 2008, 9:43 PM

Add comment
Until a year ago: rarely ate breakfast, average lunch, huge dinner, snacked out of sugar cravings (mostly emotional, e.g. half a bag of cookies) rather than hunger.

Now:
Substantial breakfast every day
Lunch and dinner are the same size
Big snack around 4-5pm
Dessert if I feel like it

In the last 6 months, I've been dragging out my meals...eat some salad, putter about and have my main course 10-30 minutes later, then my "dessert" fruit and/or coffee 20-60 minutes after that. Breakfast is often cereal before the gym, fruit + coffee after. Feels like I'm always eating and never hungry, but still keep within my daily calorie allowance.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 9:50 PM

Add comment
I eat breakfast EVERYDAY and would NEVER miss it.
I NEVER eat dessert b/c I just have no desire.
I eat 3-4 decent portioned meals and have 2-3 snacks depending on my activity level.
I just gained a ton of muscle since August, but am still considered underweight-low/normal weight. I just want to significantly lower my bodyfat to fitness competition level.

Friday, January 25, 2008, 11:14 PM

Add comment
I eat 5 meals per day.

- Breakfast: protein shake every day around 7:30am (weekends are later)
- mid-morning snack: around 10:30am
- lunch: around 12:30pm
- mid-afternoon snack: around 4:00pm
- dinner: around 7:30pm

Dinner is usually my biggest meal.
I don't like sweets so dessert isn't an issue.


Saturday, January 26, 2008, 1:25 AM

Add comment
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snack at bedtime
I have my largest meal at Dinner

I didn't have lunch for the longest time. I am trying to incorporate it into my day. I hate feeling like I am eating all the time.

Saturday, January 26, 2008, 8:12 PM

Add comment
For those of you who made the switch from fewer, bigger meals to more frequent, mini meals... has it made a big difference? are you losing more and feeling satisfied?? I know "they" say this is true, but can anyone speak from experience?

Monday, January 28, 2008, 1:06 PM

Add comment
I am a grazer, I ALWAYS eat breakfast and eat pretty small "meals". I don't ever eat dessert just because I'm not a sweet or dessert person.

I eat breakfast at 8AM
usually fruit for a snack at 10 or 10:30
lunch at noon
veggies at 2:30
another small snack at 3:30
WORKOUT
dinner

PP this does work for me. I lost 25 pounds 2 years ago and have kept it off for that long! I didn't eat breakfast in the past and I noticed when I started it really helped my day: more focused and less hungry throughout. So if anyone doesn't eat breakfast my advice is to at least start there!! Sometimes I eat more snacks, it just depends. I don't eat any "junk" though, it wouldn't help if you were eating snacks without nutritional value. Hope this helps!

Monday, January 28, 2008, 1:37 PM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!