Results, Experiment #5: Eat 3 Scheduled Meals A Day

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I don’t know what I think about this.  I noticed a few things from doing this experiment:

1.  Whenever I ate breakfast in the morning it made me hungrier for lunch earlier, and hungrier in general.

2.  Sometimes eating breakfast made me feel like I was waking up, sometimes I felt like I was waking up soon after I ate.

3.  Dinner became less important to me.  I usually ate breakfast, then had a pretty decent sized lunch, then wasn’t that hungry for dinner.

4.  I expected to find myself with more energy, but that didn’t really happen.  I didn’t notice much difference.

5.  I gained about 5 lbs.  That may not mean anything though, I had lost about that much just a couple weeks prior due to stress.  I could have gained it all back naturally or it may have been because of the change in my eating habits.

My take away from this experiment is this:  I don’t know if it makes a difference how often, or when, I eat.  Some diets advocate eating several small meals throughout the day, some say breakfast is the most important meal, some say you shouldn’t eat after a certain time of day.  I don’t know if any of that matters, I’ll have to do more experiments.  But for me, the most sensible way to work my meals is this:

To eat when I’m hungry, but before I’m starving.

To not eat unless I am hungry.

And, obviously, to just eat normal sized portions.

Other than that, I’m not sure time of day or frequency of meals matters that much.

Three meals a day?  For now, it doesn’t seem that important.

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