How much and how often do you eat?

@calajane (1005)
Poland
June 30, 2008 7:30am CST
From time to time I feel guilty about the amount of food I eat. Especially when in a week I eat a lot of junk food (pizza, chips etc). I try not to eat any snacks between main meals but I not often succeed. I eat always 3 main meals and sometimes additional snacks in between. I try to watch that mostly because if I dont I get guilty about my weight. And what about you? How careful are you watching your weight? How often do you eat? And what kinds of snacks are worth breaking the regime :P?
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22 responses
1 Jul 08
I've always found that eating good food, means I can snack. Everything is home cooked. I sometimes err on being more vegetarian than other times, but always healthy. I've just started making my own beefburgers and if you use good meat, you can't really call it naughty!
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1 Jul 08
I almost forgot if you cook your own chips you'd be surprised at how goo dthey are for you too.
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
1 Jul 08
I suppose I don't actually watch the food I take. Anytime when I feel like it, I'd snack on potato chips, chocolates, nuts or ice-cream (whichever is available). However when I am under stress, like anxious over a project or deadlines, I just cannot eat. So when I can eat, I'd just go ahead.
@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
Wow. I envy you. I have a very stressfull life and I wish I didn't feel the hunger under stress. it's completely opposite with me... Stress equals hunger...
• United States
1 Jul 08
I try to stay on a 2000 calorie diet. When I exercise more, then I increase my calories. When I cheat, I fall off the horse and roll into the ditch and get completely covered with mud... it's not pretty (chocolate chips, peanuts by the handful, etc.) But when I stay on my plan, I seem to do ok - especially when I force myself to write everything down that I eat in the course of a day.
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@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
Just remember not to go into extremes :) Otherise, I wish you all the luck with your diet :)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
...LOL....i eat a lot...i don't do diet...i'm more willing to spend my money on food than any other thing...LOL...
@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
Well at least you're happy! And that's what's important! :) I"m happy for you :)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I feel guilty a lot too. I've been eating twice as much since I graduated from high school. I guess real life has had some type of effect on me. I tried dieting, but I"m just not into that kind of stuff. All I can do is try and cut back on the junk. I quit drinking soda a few months ago, so I guess I had to start somewhere.
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@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
All I can advice you is to drink a lot of water (not soda or anything). It will make your apetite smaller and maybe you won't eat all that junk food :) good luck!
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
1 Jul 08
It's funny that I see this discussion of today of all days. I went to the doctor today for a check up and when I was weighed I couldn't believe how much weight I had gained over a year. This is all from mindless snacking. I made up my mind to join Weight Watchers so I can keep track of my food intake. This will keep me in check the next time I reach for a snack, more out of boredom than anything else.
@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
Good luck with the program :) I'll keep my fingers crossed for your fight with weight :) And ugh, mindless snacking... I'm fighting with it myself...
@jammyt (2822)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
Same here. Most of the time I feel guilt about eating too much. The thing is, I like eating. Hahahah! And my favorites are really sinful: Pasta and desserts. I do try to cut down on my carbo intake. I also dont exercise. Hahaha. I'd rather spend the time with my daughter. I try not to eat so much and if I do eat snacks, I try to limit the intake.
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@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
Well, from looking after my nephew, I know that looking after kids and spending time with them can sometimes be better than few hours at the gym. I mean all that running alone can take away like millions of callories :)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I used to feel guilty of how much I ate but not anymore. I've recently cut back on how much I eat so that I can lose weight. Now I don't seem to get as much an appetite as before. I also eat a lot of junk food especially when I am stressed and I need some sugar. I always have some chocolate or something hiding in my bookbag or in my clothes so I can eat it later. I eat three small meals in a day and I may have some snacks in between. But one thing that hasn't changed is the gum that I chew everyday.
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@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
Well I hear chewing gum is good for digestion. But I dont know for sure, someone was telling me about it, but I forgot. LOL, maybe I should check it.
@runahead (82)
• China
30 Jun 08
I eat a lot and have much sleep ,but i am still very thin . I think it's bcz my digestion function and the sleep quality is not good . I eat a lot but i still feel hungry .I have much sleep but i still feel tired in the daytime. I am very worried.
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@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
Maybe you should go consult the doctor about that... It might not be very healthy and who knows, it might be some kind of condition...
@laglen (19779)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I eat two full meals and usually have a little snack ( nuts or popcorn) before bed. I know I should eat 6 small meals, but who wants to do all of that cooking?! But for the sake of health, I will try.
@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
Good luck with that! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :) being healthy is a good goal to work towards :)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I don't eat a lot, but that's only because I can't afford to. Food costs money and I don't buy that food, so I feel bad when I eat more than I need to. I feel like I'm stealing from the generous people who buy the food for me. So needless to say I don't really watch my weight. I don't have to. I can't eat enough to gain weight. In fact, I'm barely maintaining it.
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@calajane (1005)
• Poland
1 Jul 08
I envy you. I remember when I was a teenager, I had a weight like that. but after than, everything went back to 'norm' and I put on weight... Meh :P
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
2 Aug 08
It is not necessarily bad to eat 3 meals and snacks also, depending on what you are eating. As a diabetic I am encouraged to eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks a day to keep my insulin regulated. I have a difficult time following what they would like me to eat and when and the best way was when I was writing it all down on paper, but it is so tedious, at times that I stopped doing it. It also has a lot to do with the size of the portions that you are eating. I know that my parents always encouraged a full plate of food, but with some foods........most foods, actually, a smaller portion is actually better for you. It is difficult to change eating habits that you have lived with your entire life.
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
When I was 21 I had a waistline of 24 now that i'm 25 my waistline has ballooned to 28-29. Let the figures speak!!! Although I tend to feel guilty when I overeat, I can't help it. Be it pizza, potato chips, coke float, chocolates, desserts... Have you ever had that feeling that when you start to eat you can't seem to stop? That's how I feel when I eat... ALthough from time to time I try to tell myself that I have to go on diet, my efforts are futile because when I start eating my fave foods I forget everything.... lol...
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@chej18 (915)
• United States
1 Jul 08
My husband had always a normale good weight , but in a periode that he was sick he gain a lot of weight , and after a while he is really working hard to loss that weight and it really not that difficult as long you got some one to support you and eating junk food is no problem as long you do some sports with it so you body can burn it. I like junk food as well ... and eat it once a week.
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@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
hello calajane :-)i also eat a lot and i can say that it bothers me too because i am concerned about my health. well i eat almost 6 times a day because aside from the breakfast , lunch and dinner, there are the snacks in between. good thing is that i have a fast metabolism so i managed to maintain a slim figure.
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@zhuxia (344)
• China
1 Jul 08
If you don't want to eat too much, keep you busy pls. What can make you forget the food.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
1 Jul 08
i eat less. i do not feel very hungry all the times. may be sometimes i feel for snacks like those. but taht too very rare. i try to eat healthy.
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• Indonesia
1 Jul 08
Oh, I wish I could tell you that I eat healthy foods in the right amount everyday. But well. I'm in the middle of trying to regain my long time ago weight. I had to meals today, and many snacks in between. I try to stick to fruits for snack but it's too hard sometimes, I already got a set of mind that fruits are not fulfilling enough.
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• India
1 Jul 08
I much eat in a day... I take my bad tea then I take my break fast.. after that I take my lunch.. and at evening I have take some snacks and in the last I take my dinner before go for sleep. I often take juice if I feel hungry.
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@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
I really don't eat so often nor do I eat much. I often eat fruits when I am hungry so I do not really have to worry too much about packing some extra weight here and there.
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