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APPRIL Posts: 2,239
3/29/13 11:53 A

". If I don't eat regularly I get nauseated, sometimes dizzy, and very grumpy. (no medical related condition)"

If you only get 100 calories then don't eat for a while, yes you will get dizzy/grumpy even nauseated. 100 calories is not enough to sustain you for a long time, therefore you need to eat often. Food is energy. Just something to think about.

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3/29/13 11:17 A

Hello from up here near Denver :)

I agree with the others, you really just have to do what works for you and what makes your body happy. I personally eat a very small breakfast, do only a couple small snacks in the mid to late afternoon, larger lunch, and even larger dinner, late. This is what works for me and my lifestyle/schedule, but it wouldn't work for everyone. If you're happy with what you're doing now, then keep on with it! Whatever helps you stay on track.

KARA623 Posts: 727
3/29/13 11:07 A

I think one should learn to eat when one is hungry because that's how our bodies are designed. BUT I trained myself to eat small portions by scheduling small meals and snacks at certan intervals to help me avoid binge eating, which was a habit for many, many years. Now my body does give me hunger cues. I do still sometimes eat just because it's snack time or just because I've scheduled it in advance because I know it's a danger zone, but I'm usually hungry for it.

I agree with doing what works. Ideally we would all pay attention to our bodies, but for those of us who abused our bodies by eating way outside of bounds, it sometimes takes time to train our bodies to work for us now. So no, not bad, but I encourage you to learn to let yourself feel hunger and deal with it in a healthy way because that's really the way your body is designed and would be a good ultimate goal. JMO.

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3/29/13 11:01 A

Is it working for you? Do you have energy and are you meeting your calorie ranges?

If so, there's no problem with it. Many people swear by many small meals throughout the day. Others prefer three large meals. Others like one small, two large. One large, two small. There is no "should" when it comes to this; it's your preference!

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/29/13 10:10 A

I can't answer for you, really.

If it's working; that's great.
If you're eating just because it's time to do so, well, then perhaps you need to feel hungry every so often

DUSTYPRAIRIE Posts: 11,125
3/29/13 9:08 A

I just read part one of "what is normal". One of the questions dealt with hunger.

I never let myself get hungry. I eat little meals throughout the day and have a yogurt near bedtime. By little meals that can mean a snack around 100 calories. If I don't eat regularly I get nauseated, sometimes dizzy, and very grumpy. (no medical related condition)

My question is, is that good for a body? How should I balance my calories? (I am a morning person)

Thanks for all your help.

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