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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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