Do you eat three meals a day?

United States
August 30, 2009 9:58am CST
I do not eat three meals a day. I always skip out on breakfast and eat lunch and dinner. I am never hungry for breakfast so I don't eat it. I know they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but for me it is not. Eating lunch and diner is fine with me. Sometimes I do wonder how many people actually don't eat breakfast. I know I am not the only one but I am curious to know the statistic. I know one thing I am always tired I often think maybe if I ate more I would be more energetic. I guess I would only find out by eating one more meal. Eating two meals a day are fine by me.
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@taztheone (1726)
• India
30 Aug 09
Breakfast is known as brain food. If you dont have your breakfast, it will affect you in many ways in a long run!!. To stay healthy in life, it is essential to have 3 meals a day. I always ensure that I have all the three meals, except some rare days, Plus I used to have snacks around 3 times a day.
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
Yes, I too eat three times a day most of the time. but there are times that i feel i needed a diet, i would simply eat either once or twice a day, depending on my mood or conditions. you have to eat so that your body will be regulated of it's metabolism or it will grow weak and makes you prone to sickness
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@oindy54 (3446)
• India
30 Aug 09
I have three meals a day unlike you.My parents have always taught me that breakfast,if skipped,causes more harm than good.So I never think of skipping this meal of the day though at times,I have skipped dinner when I have had a pizza or a snack on the street.Breakfast for me is usually bread and toast with a glass of my favorite health drink.On certain days I have chapati and curry too if my mother has time to make them.When I used to go to school,on most days we had girls fainting in the assembly hall for having to wait,for may be twenty minutes for prayers!Our teachers always told us that this is due to them not having a proper breakfast or skipping them to stay slim!I personally do not support that idea.Skipping a meal cannot make one slim but cause more health problems instead.To stay slim does not mean to be unhealthy.A regular exercise regimen coupled with a balanced diet may help actually. As you have said yourself that you feel tired and could have been more energetic.I think the main cause behind this is skipping breakfast.Try eating a good breakfast for a few days and let us know if you feel the difference!
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• India
1 Sep 09
i do eat three meals a day.
• Canada
1 Sep 09
I Eat Three Meals A Day.
• United States
31 Aug 09
I dont usually eat three solid meals I generally end up snacking most of the day when I get hungry and then have a good dinner
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I used to eat three meals or more a day when I was younger and each meal is like a real meal that has real food not just snacks. But these days, I always just eat when I want to eat and not follow the three meals thing.
@realan (520)
• United States
31 Aug 09
During the week, when I need to go to work, I eat breakfast. I need to be fully energized and awake. I usually also eat lunch. Since sometimes I eat a late lunch, I may skip dinner or only have a small snack. If I'm getting home late from work, I feel that eating a large meal is not something I should do before going to sleep. On the weekends I may skip breakfast because I'm always running errands or trying to straighten up around the house.
@beeduzhe (138)
• China
31 Aug 09
The most healthy method is not eating three meals one day,eat little and have meals more times a day can make man feel refreshing.I think breakfast is very important but I also think without it is OK.I always drink some water for the new day and wait for the big lunch.I like to finish my work as fast as I can,so in the morning,I don't eat breakfast.By the way,I eat snacks. beeduzhe
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
I eat three meals a day,sometimes four or five times a day because I have lots of work to do.I need to be more energetic.
• India
31 Aug 09
in breakfast i take 1 glass milk & then normal lunch & light dinner
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
i don't eat 3 meals a day. usually i skip my breakfast cause just like you i feel full in the morning. i just feel hungry at lunch and at the afternoon. like this day i had lunch and dinner. that's all. i had not any in between snacks.
• China
31 Aug 09
I often have three meals a day.After all,food makes me full of energy.But when I wake up till noon or even later,I have to skip the breakfast and have lunch or afternoon tea.Under some circumstances,I will have less than three meals.But I do think that having meals regularly will do benefits to our health.Last but not least,meals are more nutritional than junk food.A healthy body is the foundation of everything.
• India
31 Aug 09
hellooo... i eat three times a day and if it is possible, i ll eat 4th time too...i cant live without food..time to time my stomach have to b filled..i used to eat healthy food only..and not eating in the morning time is unhealthy...
@agent807 (724)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I used to only eat 3 meals a day, as it has been dictated. Because I do a lot of heavy lifting at my job, and lifting weights to bulk up, I usually average 6 meals a day, some days 7. I need the fuel to get through the day. Even when I was younger, and played football, I was eating 5-6 times a day. I couldn't do the typical 3 meals a day because I have a lot of muscle mass that needs fuel. i would have 3-4 meals by lunch time. Snacking is a waste to me, because I burn through so much food (I once ate 5 apples, and was hungry 30 minutes later). I start off with breakfast, then something after working out, then lunch (usually before I start work), a mid meal on my break at lunch, then dinner (which is usually on my lunch, I work an afternoon shift), then another meal when I go home (because I am usually hungry by the time I make it home). I have to eat here if I don't want to wake up at night with a growling stomach. I do eat a lot of food since I have the build of a linebacker. I have been criticized for having three meals at work, which I guess it's hard to understand when you don't have the type of muscles that are demanding enough to constantly need fuel.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Eating three meals a day makes me smile all the way. Breakfast keeps my mind focused. Lunch gives my body reflenishment. And dinner makes me feel rewarded for the day's work.Eating moderately is the way it should be.
@1manshow (49)
• India
31 Aug 09
Yes, that's true that breakfast is the one to not skip but mostly in Asian countries people tend to skip it due to lack of time, need, resources etc. I have heard Western countries' people only take 2 meals but skip the middle one i.e. 'Lunch' most of the times. So according to my opinion I feel it's up to the surrounding environment, climate and culture where you live and also the 'Mood' factor plays an important role too in deciding how many meals are sufficient for the people in their area of living. I myself eat three meals usually but occasionally it may turn out to be two or even one depending on my mood, satiety level etc.
@mrshughes (352)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Hello tuckersheri! Good day! Im like u...i dont eat breakfast. A cup of coffee in the morning is all i need to go for the rest of the day. Im not fun of eating but im fun of cooking. I usually have my first meal at 2 pm. Dinner at 9pm. But sometimes i eat a little bit of something in between those time. Thats my day finish! Im fun drinking coffee...by the way.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
31 Aug 09
Yes, I try to eat around 3 square meals a day. It can really be tough on some days because I can be really busy and miss out on Breakfast. I have to carry along a little snack to eat before Lunch time. Hehe.. But I can go without food till Lunch.
@Preciousgem (1190)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
i prefer to eat three meals a day, because i love to eat and i am not bother to become fatter and fatter, just to and make me healthy, to avoid sicknesses.