Do you eat Breakfast, Lunch and then Dinner

@gtdonna (1740)
August 31, 2008 5:42pm CST
Are you one of those people who has to have Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or you won't feel like you have eaten? I know some people who MUST eat three times per day, or they won't feel good. I am not a Breakfast person, but if I do eat breakfast, I would skip lunch or just have a salad and then eat something light for dinner. There is a saying that says: BREAKFAST like a King LUNCH like a Princess DINNER like a Pauper Meaning that one should eat a hearthy breakfast, a reasonable lunch and have a light dinner. Your thoughts!
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@yogeshdhusa (2237)
• India
1 Sep 08
Hi gtdonna, even i am not a breakfast person.. i used to have my lunch and dinner on time.. but now its changed, as i was fasting for months and then now i am unable to eat.. i dont feel like haveing breakfast and lunch.. but i have dinner on time. .. And i agree with you that breakfast shoul be like king and then the lunch should be like princess and then the dinner should be like ...........even i want to change my habit. now i have started having breakfast but like one glass of mike or fruit juics.. slowly i will increase it. thanks and enjoy :)
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
I guess your bdy adjusted itself to your fast and that is why it is so hard for you to re-adjust. Starting to eat breakfast slowly again, is the way to go...thanks for sharing
@GemmaR (8526)
1 Sep 08
I normally have three meals a day, unless I sleep in late, in which case I will skip breakfast and just have lunch a little bit later on. I always have my main meal at dinner time, and just have a sandwich or something light at lunch time. I find that better, especially when I'm in college as I don't have time for a proper meal in the lunch break that we get given.
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
Thats a smart move, I do understand how college life can prevent one form eating properly. thanks for sharing
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Hi Gemma, College can be hectic I know. But if you wanted to you could create several bag lunches on a Sunday just before your week starts; with a sandwich, salad (tossed, chicken, tuna), raw vegetables, a fruit, a bottled water of something else healthy. I've found that we will take a little time to plan ahead we're so prepared for the unexpected. Like the old cliche says: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
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@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
1 Sep 08
Hi friend,We in our country breakfast like king,lunch like princess and dinner like pauper.We follow the same.We have tiffen for breakfast,rice for lunch and again light tiffen for dinner.We dont skip our breakfast or lunch.Thanks for sharing.Happy mylotting.
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
Hi friend, thanks for sharing. What is tiffen and do you prepare it the same way for breakfast and dinner?
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
2 Sep 08
hi friend,Tiffen is variety of dishes,dosas,idlies,made with ground rice and dhal batter,upma made with wheat rava.There are a lot of wheat varieties,come to India,we will offer all those to you.happy mylotting.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Well if that's how the saying goes, I've got it backwards. I eat dinner like a king, lunch like a prince, and breakfast like a peasant. Meaning I rarely eat breakfast. Mostly I eat lunch and dinner, although sometimes my lunch is so large, that I tend to eat a light dinner. I like cliche phrases that you wrote above. That made my morning. Thank you, will have to remember it.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Also, I eat dinner usually on a schedule. I don't usually eat dinner after 7:30pm. I don't usually eat lunch until 12:30pm. Part of my habit for breakfast is I'll have coffee and a cereal bar. Mostly the coffee without the cereal bar though. I know it's not good for you and I'm working toward changing that habit.
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
1 Sep 08
oh yes... i have to take 3 meals in a day... otherwise, i won't feel good... i just have to keep myself healthy as i am working... so my timetable is quite organise including my meal times... take care and have a nice day...
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@gtdonna (1740)
2 Sep 08
Thank you for sharing and you have a great day too
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
1 Sep 08
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I eat three meals a day.. usually.. I always eat breakfast. I have to because i'll get sick if i don't. Some mornings its because of my stomach growling that wakes me up. and i always have lunch when my stomach starts growling again. my lunch can be a big one of a small one..depends on how hungry i am and what i'm eating. every once in a while i'll skip dinner because i end up having a late lunch or a big lunch and am still full come dinner time.. i might have a small snack late at night though if i skipped dinner. I think i need three meals a day to feel good. I know when i eat on time and eat good, i always feel better and more awake.
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@gtdonna (1740)
2 Sep 08
I do eat when my tummy starts growlign too, but that is because maybe I went to bed on an empty stomach the night before after feeling stuffed...so in that case I will break-the-fast and eat some breakfast.
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
1 Sep 08
Oh yes, I have my breakfast, lunch and dinner.... You're so right about the saying, a good breakfast is a must as far as I know. Lunch could be light, dinner must be heavy, but early. This is because it has to be digested before going to bed.
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
I have heard about the 2 hours rule when eating a heavy dinner. Thta is is to say that at least 2 hours should pass after eating before you go to bed.
@nazzy24 (64)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
I eat 3 time a day. i have red a column in a newspaper if you are in a diet you must not skip meals you should eat 3 times but in minimal you can eat small but frequent..and also you must eat heavy breakfast if you will have a busy whole day so that you can have enough enery for that day..eating rice in the morning will help you..
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
Thats good to know that a heavy breakfast cna take you through a busy day...I wish I could stomach such a breakfast likes others, but I feel stuffed and uncomfortable.
@faaiz1 (2)
• Pakistan
1 Sep 08
Well i am a person who feels quiet hungry when i have not taken all three meals so its hard to skip any but when on diet still i dont skip any i just eat a lesser quantity....
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
Thanks for sharing, much appreciated.
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
1 Sep 08
I simply eat when I'm hungry. Lots of times I skip meals especially when I have little money. I would like to eat three meals a day but I just don't have the means, either time or cash. When I was young I did but those times are now past.
@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
Hi bluepatch, sorry to hear that you do not have the means to eat as you wish. I hope that you will be financially blessed and soon be able to afford the necessary things that you need.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
1 Sep 08
yeh i have my punchline...eat to live n not the other way..i am agreat foodie and juz loves to eat...i cant juz resist myself seeing food...when u get tensed i tend to eat more and more and more...
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
I love your punchline...thanks for sharing
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I am not a person that has to have breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. I am more of a snacker. I will usually eat one good solid meal and then some smaller meals throughout the day. My older kids feel like they have to eat every meal or they have been starved. lol It doesn't matter if they stayed up too late and slept through breakfast. They still expect 3 meals plus snacks.
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
Oh wow, where does all that food the kids eat go? I always wonder about that, if I sleep late and it is lunch time I may have lunch or even skip that and just have some snacks.
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
Me I only eat 2 times a day, because my family has a genes of fatty. Even though 3 times is recommended but I'm doing this for 12 years,so my body is adapted. Be sure to have a healthy food like eating many vegetables and avoiding pork. I usually take vitamins to ensure that my body has enough vitamins. In the past I eat more and 3 times a day to eat - and my body is wanting more food.
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
Wow! That's good that your body has adjusted to the 2 times a day meal. I do take vitamins, but not often.
@stellarjade (1240)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I usually don't eat 3 meals a day. Its mostly because I have such a strange work schedule. I mostly eat one good meal a day, and then a snack here and there.
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@gtdonna (1740)
1 Sep 08
Sometimes I do that too, just eat a hearthy meal at lunch and finish off with some snacks later. Thanks for sharing!
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I barely seldom every eat breakfast. Easting first thing in the moring tends to make me feel sick. I usually wait until noon and eat some lunch usally something light like a sandwhcich and then we eat supper around 6.
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