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Eating on Time.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today's motivation Challenge is to work out exactly when I'm going to eat and set the clock to I don't go longer that 3-4 hours max without eating something.
This is a really tricky one for me because my days are all different and geared round teaching, meetings and chauffeuring my daughter around. I'm often out from 6-9.30 at night, later when we have matches, and I tend to eat when I get home because 6 is just too early for me, and my partner and daughter don't get home till I do. If I'm not working and they are home, we eat at a more reasonable time.
I do eat breakfast within half an hour of getting up, which varies between 7 and 9 depending on how late I worked the night before and whether or not my daughter is at school or on a break. I eat lunch between 1 and 3- again depending on how my day is going.
If I have to eat between meals because the intervals are just too long, I tend to take a banana or a low fat muesli bar with me and eat it en route.
I do actually enjoy the variety in my routine. I don't like each day being the same, and I do enjoy having free time in the day to breathe in the fresh air and daylight.
So, I eat as regularly as I can, given the restraints I face, but I'm never going to be able to eat at the same time every day because my life isn't like that.
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MRS.DOYLE 2/21/2013 2:49PM

    Sometimes I just have 3 meals a day. Sometimes I eat something small every couple of hours. This week I tried just eating when I was hungry. I don't know which is best. But one of them must be. I think it is good to change things around especially if you are busy.

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STONECOT 2/21/2013 12:03PM

    It's more important to eat when you're hungry. For most people that equals meal times, but if you don't have set meal times, then listening to your body is more important. It's not the number of hours between eating, it's not allowing yourself to get to the point where you're ravenous, and then keep stuffing till you're too full. There's a lot of hype about people who eat every couple of hours, losing more weight than those who don't, but the evidence is sketchy at best, I know, I looked, and every time you eat, it's another opportunity to overeat! So follow your body and eat when you're hungry.

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