how much should we consume in a day?

Kenya
June 2, 2012 3:21am CST
It is believed or mostly now a routine that we should feed at least thrice a day,but who said that should be the routine? can't we go extreme to consume more? or less for that matter....wat if you have too much that you cant finish or you are too busy to even think of tummy matters,is it always a must do? feed thrice a day?
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@SIMPLYD (74777)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
ARe you talking about pizza my friend. The category it was under shows pizza. But on second thought, i think you meaning our meals per day. Actually, it depends on how fast one's metabolism acts. Like for teeners, they are hyper active, so they eat almost every other hour. A lot of chips and junks. But once you are older, you seem to eat lesser. That's because you are not as active as teeners anymore. Though, it also depends if you really have a big appetite.
• Kenya
4 Jun 12
yes am talking about our daily meals,i totally agree with you about teenagers but who blames them thats a stage that we must undergo.but how do we explain the cause to obesity?
@SIMPLYD (74777)
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
I think the cause for obesity is eating too much fast foods that are oily and fried mostly. In addition, the teeners being inactive, like always sitting because of internet also contributes to making them obese. Thus, sometimes as early as 25 some people already have hypertension and high cholesterol.
• Kenya
3 Aug 12
Responses through the world currently suggest the average person eats 5lbs of meat,1.6lbs of dairy product,2lbs of fat and oil,8lbs of fruit,7lbs of vegetable,5 lbs of grain,4 lbs of sugar a day for a total of 4.7 lbs per day.thats whats up
• Philippines
4 Jun 12
if i giving an opportunities to buy all of that with my pockets plenty of money, i would by all of kind of pizza..
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
3 Jun 12
I usually eat three times a day, but they say to lose weight and heighten your metabolism you should eat small meals every 3 to 4 hours. Also you have to count the calories you are eating in an entire day. I am lucky to get the three meals in though!
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
3 Jun 12
I see you put this under pizza! Well I usually only eat twice a day, not three times. The exception is on road trips, then I eat many small snacks along the way. It is a good excuse to stop driving and get out of the car for a while.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
3 Jun 12
This really depends. i do not go on routines wen i eat. i only had to have breakfast each day but my day does not feel any less when i do not have lunch or so.. but when i feel hungry i do eat what i crave and there is no actual time for me to have lunch. unlike some people who are used to eating at the same time every day.. it does not work for me though. =) when i feel hungry, i would find something to et and it does not have to be really heavy... and i would be fine just to have something on my belly... he he
@mercvict (127)
• India
2 Jun 12
A general routine is to eat three times a day. But I think that has changed now, people are eating 4 or 5 times in a single day. It doesn't matter how many times you eat but what you eat matters a lot. Always try to eat healthy foods at least once in a day.
• United States
2 Jun 12
It has been determined that in order to lose weight, at some point you will need to eat small meals every 3-4 hours. The reasoning behind this is that it will allow a constant supply of energy to be put into your body which would then speed up your metabolism. Three meals has become a tradition, but many people don't really follow this anymore. As far as eating less, I suppose some people could get away with it, but you would make yourself feel very tired and sluggish.
@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
2 Jun 12
It depends on your metabolism how much you should eat every day. I was always told it's 3 meals a day to be healthy, but when I consulted a professional dietitian about my trouble with gaining weight they asked me some questions about my diet and activity, they explained to me that 3 meals a day is for the average person. A person with a high metabolism like myself should be getting 5 meals a day.
@kyuheart (157)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
I don't really know the reason for this routine of eating but in my case, I eat more than thrice a day! I think all of this depends upon the person and their schedules or whatsoever. No one can dictate us when to eat or feel hungry right? So, i think its up to us.