Experiment #5: Eat 3 Scheduled Meals A Day

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I don’t eat breakfast.  Well, I do, but I eat it at noon.  I love breakfast food and brunch is one of my favorite things that can ever happen to me.  But I don’t like to eat breakfast at breakfast time.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?  Not for me.

When I wake up, I’m not hungry.  The last thing I want to do before 10am is eat.  Anything.

Sometimes I don’t eat lunch.  Or I skip dinner.

In fact, most days, I only eat 1 1/2 meals.  Sometimes I’ll have 2 meals.  I guess I just don’t get hungry.

I recently read an article that suggested people only eat when they are hungry, which is what I do.  But that’s only one article suggesting that.

It seems like every other article I’ve ever read and every doctor or nutritionist giving advice all advocate the same thing:  people should eat several small meals throughout the day.

When I was in college we had dedicated nutritionists constantly coaching us on how to eat properly to stay healthy and they all advocated eating 3 small meals a day.  Or more, depending on how active we were.  Whenever you watch a show like The Biggest Loser or some other fitness show it’s the same advice.

So, maybe I’m doing it wrong.  Maybe I should be eating at regular times on a schedule.  Maybe I should be eating 3 times a day instead of 1 or 2.

I usually do these experiments for a week, but to really see the effects of this change on my lifestyle I’m going to go for 2 weeks.

For the next 2 weeks, I will eat 3 meals a day at the same time each day.

3 thoughts on “Experiment #5: Eat 3 Scheduled Meals A Day

  1. I have to plan my eating regime too, each day is different, before a concert I can’t eat so if Its an evening performance I eat a bigger lunch mid-afternoon then take sandwiches and bananas for after the event because the adrenaline from the performance leaves me hungry.

    I usually have cereal for breakfast on college or workdays to keep me going until lunch, but at weekends I eat twice per day, brunch (mid-morning between breakfast and lunch time) and again at tea time (dinner) 5/7 pm. I think it’s whatever works for your lifestyle.

    My Mum says she eats more all day if she starts the day with breakfast so she has fruit at brunch when she gets hungry.

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