Do you always forget about taking meal?

@scheng1 (24806)
Singapore
December 11, 2011 7:43am CST
Sometimes when we are too engross in work, we tend to forget about meals. Do you always have such habit of not taking meals at regular hour or forget about it altogether?
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18 responses
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
17 Dec 11
my stomach is very greedy and it would make noise which I could hardly tolerate if I don't fill it with food right at the meal time. You now sometimes we are quite busy with our hectic schedule and couldn't enjoy delicious dishes in meal time. To avoid from the noise made when I'm busy I usually would like to take some cookies or nuts or chocolate to entertain it and make it happy as well Due to this I never would forget taking meal. Happy posting and have a nice day
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
19 Dec 11
Hi ikbooi, I also keep some supply at work, so that I have something to eat whenever i feel hungry. At least the office has coffee for us. I cannot imagine working without coffee. Having some cookies or chocolate with coffee is really enjoyable. I think we have good metabolism rate. This tread really makes me feel hungry. I better go and have something to eat now, else cannot concentrate on my work.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 11
mine is not included. We have to bring our own if we really want to have it in the office. Male colleagues mostly prefer to have their favorite food and beverage in the canteen. Yeah, coffee is the most aromatic drink. I could hardly persist the temptation to have a sip if I smell the coffee
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
28 Dec 11
HI Lkbooi, I think only the bosses in your company has coffee and tea for them. Sometimes, the bosses like to give excuses, saying that they need such provisions for guests. But they drink the coffee all the time. Hopefully the company can give you all better increment, since it saves on giving you the free beverages.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
12 Dec 11
hi, skipping meals is not my idea of working hard. Some times we are so much involved or so busy in our work but that only delays the meal time and not skipping it altogether. Having meals on time is also one of the healthier habits.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
15 Dec 11
Hi Viju, of course nobody will intentionally skip lunch. Most of the times, the work is too absorbing until we forget about time. I seldom forget to take lunch when working but when I am at home, and play very interesting game, then I will forget all about the time. it is as if the time stopped altogether, and we never realize how late we are, or how long we have been in a certain activity. I think it is good to have people reminding us about lunch or other meal.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
15 Dec 11
I do call up our lunch gang of five at work on time. But most of the time they are so occupied or something with priority is being taken care of, then we move leave him/her after waiting for half an hour. So whenever I am taking off, these friends call me or text me at lunch time to check if I had or not. I think if we start caring for others, they will care for us too.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
16 Dec 11
Hi Viju, yes, nice to have such great buddies for lunch. Sometimes, we help our colleagues to buy packed lunch too. In this case, they will definitely enjoy their meal even if they do not have the time to go out with us. I think having time to rest and relax with our colleagues is great for us, since we can become good friends.
• India
15 Dec 11
I am very particular about my meal timings. I never ever skip a single meal of the day. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I relish each and every bite of the food that I eat. I believe that work is worship, but then we all work to earn our bread and butter and if we do not enjoy it, then what's the sense of working so hard? So everyone should enjoy their work as well as the food they earn from that work. Have a great day!
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
16 Dec 11
Hi Inderjeetkaur, in the office environment, it is hard to miss the lunch hour, since everyone goes off around the same time. It is a bit different at home. When we are engrossed in our hobby, sometimes we tend to forget the time. It is not intentional, since we all know the importance of taking regular meals, and most of us are food lovers.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
16 Dec 11
Scheng, as for me, i am having an opposite situation. At home, i can eat my lunch at my preferred timing. Where else in office, i never able to eat my lunch at the correct timing since my jobs all are very rushing type. That's why, i easy developed gastric problem.
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
11 Dec 11
Hmm.. back when I was studying in high school, I always missed my lunch, this is because I was always too busy on something. Schoolwork, examinations and stuff. Now that I'm in campus, I get to eat every meal with my girlfriend. She will always be there to make sure I eat at least three times a day XD
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
15 Dec 11
haha Squallming, you have a very good girlfriend. I think she will make a great mother, since her instinct is to care for her loved ones. Good to hear that you have a girlfriend to fuss over you, and take care of your health as well. Just hope that you listen to her, and study hard. Do not lose a gal like this. You will find it hard to get another one so good.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
15 Dec 11
hi squallming, glad your girl friend is taking care of your meals. You also make sure she too eat on time and stay healthy. Wishing you both a great life together. @scheng1, yes, the caring nature of hers talk about her good manners as well. You are right, when we have something very valuable with us, we at times under estimate its value.
@dodo19 (32673)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Dec 11
I have to admit that there are times when I do forget about eating a meal. Skipping a meal is a bad habit that I have, and have had for a while. It's something that I am trying to stop doing.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
15 Dec 11
Hi Dodo, yes, skipping a meal is a very bad habit. We have to take care of our health or we will suffer from many sickness years later. Can you get someone to remind you of lunch time or other meal hours? At least you will remember to eat regularly when you have a lunch buddy or companion for dinner.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
15 Dec 11
hi dodo, please have breakfast in the morning, that will keep you go until afternoon/lunch time. Keep the mobile to remind you for taking meal as on a long run it might create health issues.
@indi15 (883)
• India
27 Dec 11
This happens sometimes when i have something very important to do a and i need to finish it, then i would not even think about food. When i was in college and i had to finish studies or exams or some project, then it would happen otherwise i do not skip meals.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
28 Dec 11
Hi Indi, I hope you have something edible with you all the time. Even a small cereal bar is good enough to last you until you finish the project. Just too bad that we do not have the ability of certain animals to eat once, and that hearty meal can provide energy for a week. Some creatures even can go a whole month without eating. Too bad we do not have such ability, otherwise we can save a lot of time.
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
19 Dec 11
In my job place lunch time is fixed and all stops works during that period to take meals. When there is any urgent work I may do it and would take the food after completing it. That delay aren't usual and done after thinking.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
28 Dec 11
Hi Mohkanari, that is a very good idea. When lunch time is fixed, everyone will have to eat. The regular hour of having a meal is good for health. i think with such a practice, most people will not have gastric problems. It is only those who work irregular hours and in a stressful work environment that will have gastric problem.
@moneywinner (1866)
• Brazil
19 Dec 11
It's not very usual to me forget a meal. I do forget when I'm playing on the computer and I only remember to eat when I'm start to feel sick of hungry. But, that's not very often, usually I eat on the right time.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
19 Dec 11
Hi Moneywinner, same here, usually when I am at work playing game then I will forget about lunch. I do not forget about lunch when working in the company. My colleagues will definitely remind me about it. Sometimes that is an advantage of working, since we have regular hours.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
16 Dec 11
Scheng, when i was still working in a small company, almost every end of the month i tends to forget taking my lunch. It is because there are too many things that i needs to handle since i am the only person handling the accounts and admin section. I need to rush everything in time for my manager to sign, before he allows me to release the salaries of every employees including myself. I only worked in that company for 2 years before i joined another better company. But, seems like at every company, year-end is the most headache since we will needs to stay back and complete our works although it is lunch time.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
19 Dec 11
Hi Myfb, I think you can buy some cereal bars so that you can eat while still working. That is the best substitute for a proper meal. Just a couple of cereal bars, and a cup of hot milo, is enough to keep you energized for a few hours. At least you do not have to go hungry. I think the financial year closing is always the busiest period. Some people have to work until midnight or even after midnight just to clear their work. Fortunately we are not working in the banking sector. I have friends who reach home at 3 am and have to report to work by 9 am. They hardly have enough time to sleep.
14 Dec 11
I never forget to take meals because i love to eat. Recently, i am so busy, so I can't eat at my regular hours.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
16 Dec 11
Hi Yucha, you seem to have very good metabolism rate, as well as a food lover! I think you will never forget about eating a proper meal, even if you are too busy to eat at the same time every day. Good to hear that you are taking care of your health despite having a very busy schedule. Sometimes I think those who have gastric problems have only themselves to blame, since they mistreat their body.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
13 Dec 11
Actually yes, I do sometimes forget to take meals. Like when I am really busy or when I am here on the internet. Sometimes I am having so much fun on the internet, I don't get hungry at all That is really strange lol
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
16 Dec 11
haha Thatgirl, I feel the same way too. When we are really enjoying ourselves, we do not feel hungry at all. Probably we feel the need to have a cup of coffee or hot tea, but not a proper lunch. I do not feel the same way at work. In fact, i look forward to lunch hour, and can never forget about taking lunch.
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
12 Dec 11
Yup!! Totally me. When I was younger I almost never ate lunch at work except when I was pregnant, then I made sure I did. I would often have a snack, but never a lunch. As I got older however, my body started getting weak if I don't eat all day so I even though I forget to eat lunch at lunchtime, I'll eat it at my desk eventually. LOL.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
16 Dec 11
Hi Tinkerick, it is still a bad habit. I think our parents are right in that we must enjoy three meals a day, and never eat in our bedroom. Hope you can adopt a better habit than to have lunch at your workstation. Best to eat in cafeteria, and then take a short walk to digest the food. After all, we are getting older, and our body will take revenge if we never take good care of it.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
11 Dec 11
Not that I forget it, but at times when I get too busy at work trying to meet the target date or time, I have to skip meals, lunch or dinner. I would be feeling so hungry then, staying only with a cup of coffee. I do keep some snacks once in a while.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
15 Dec 11
Hi Greenline, we keep a lot of food in our office too. It is to prepare for those days when the weather is bad, and we do not want to go out. I think having coffee with cereal bar is better than not eating anything at all, since cereal bars contain many nutrients to provide energy for us. Even having Mars or Snickers bars are better than just having coffee on an empty stomach.
@bunnybon7 (35926)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Dec 11
there are times when i realise my blood sugar is plummeting. i have hypoglisemia. (not sure of this spelling) anyway, it will dawn on me then that ive forgotten to eat and i better soon or really suffer
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
15 Dec 11
Hi Bunnybon7, fortunately you pay attention to the needs of your body. Hope you can have regular meals so that your blood sugar remains constant. I think many healthy people do not realize how lucky they are, and they neglect their bodies when they are working too hard. Sometimes, it is good to work in a common office area, then someone will surely remind us to eat when it is lunch time.
• United States
11 Dec 11
yes when work so much i always forget to eat. i lost a lot of weight because of this once i get home from working a whole bunch of hours i would go home and go straight to bed. but now i'm starting to eat more.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
15 Dec 11
Hi Pebblez, so sorry to hear that you have lost weight as a result of working too hard. I think having meals is more important than work. After all, we have to bear the consequences of ill treating our health when we are older. Our boss may not appreciate our work years later, but the body will not forget to seek its revenge.
@tamirs (1808)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
When i am so much engaged with my work,i sometimes forgot to eat. I usually have coffee and water while working. I can always work from 8 am to 5 pm without eating. But once i got a chance to eat,i surely will eat all what i have missed :-)
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
15 Dec 11
Hi Tamirs, my goodness, that is not good for health! Please remember to eat something even if you want to skip lunch. At least have coffee with cookies, rather than just coffee and water. I think you have to set alarm, so that you can remember to eat at the same time every day. Hope you will remain healthy despite being so busy at work.
@rusale (648)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
I also forgot my meal sometimes. Especially when I am in front of the computer. I won't notice the time. I can't feel that I am hungry too. I think when I'm really focus and enjoying what I'm doing in the internet, I really forgot to eat.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
14 Dec 11
Hi Rusale, same here, even though the computer does show correct time, but we never take much notice. fortunately I only have such problem when I am at home. If I were working in the office, I will not forget about lunch time. My colleagues will go for lunch, and I will go with them. I think that is the best thing about working in the common office.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
Nope,I don't forget and skip meal.I love to eat and I always eat if I do feel hunger.I do have fast metabolism that's why I eat when I'm hungry and give me energy for the day.
@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
14 Dec 11
Hi Ardoy, that is good. It means you are very healthy, and have enough energy to enjoy life too. Most people have good metabolism when they were young, but as they get lazier and lazier, they eat less and still gain weight. Most of us who are working in the office environment do not eat a lot, since we do not need much energy for sitting hours and hours in the office.