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How many times in a day you take food?

  1. sarovai profile image77
    sarovaiposted 7 years ago

    some take three times in a day. Some five times. some two times in a day. How about you? and why?

    1. Shadesbreath profile image83
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As many times as I can between the times I take booze, which often fills me up and makes me not hungry.  But, yeah, pretty much whenever I can.  I am an American, so I have a reputation to live up to.

      1. sarovai profile image77
        sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        As many as times possible. Very interesting. There is no side effects?

        1. shazwellyn profile image61
          shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I recon it depends in what is eaten rather than how often!

          1. sarovai profile image77
            sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Meaning you digestive systems used to that.

    2. lilian_sg profile image78
      lilian_sgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I eat breafast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes a small snack at night if I'm hungry. And in the evenings I have some fruits.

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      ramonfloresposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i have diabetic2, so i eat breakfast (6 am)  plenty with nuts, dried apples and bran (no sugar), at 10:30am another tastier food, 2:00 pm lunch, later at 6:30 pm dinner, last meal of the day; and lots of water in between, maybe cafe a mug very soft, the juice (even naturals shut up the  glicemic index), fruits depending apples, strawberrys, blueberrys, pears. diabetic people are very limited.

      1. sarovai profile image77
        sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        some exception for diabetic.

  2. sportyfunster profile image69
    sportyfunsterposted 7 years ago

    I aim to eat about 6-7 smaller meals per day. The reason I do this is because I will get energy throughout the day and helps me stay lean.

    1. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to hear this. What are the benefits by splitting into small meals.

      1. shazwellyn profile image61
        shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It keeps hunger pangs at bay

        1. sarovai profile image77
          sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That means you are not worried about whatever you eat is digested and got energy out of that.

  3. jacobkuttyta profile image68
    jacobkuttytaposted 7 years ago

    Normally 3 times. 

    It can very according to the situation.

    1. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Three normal, what I know.

  4. Csjun89 profile image68
    Csjun89posted 7 years ago

    3 times a day, sometimes 2 with brunch or more with supper and high tea

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    selrachposted 7 years ago

    Only whem I am hungry

    1. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Then how many times in a day you feel hungry? smile

  6. SEO Expert Kerala profile image60
    SEO Expert Keralaposted 7 years ago

    I used to take a food thrice a day.

    As per doctor to take adequate food at a same time may lead to harmful health but to take small quantity of food many times lets you have perfect health and body fit.

  7. timorous profile image86
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Generally 3 times a day, just the way I was brought up.  It varies depending how busy I am.  I try not to eat junk food or snacks in between those meals.  Instead I'll have fruit or green tea and toast or something.

    More important really is the quantities consumed.  You shouldn't consume any more calories that you can 'burn off' with exercise or activity.

    Once you've figured out how many calories you need (average adult - 2200 per day) you can spread that out over the day any way you wish, as long as your activity level is sufficient to burn off the calories.

    Don't sweat the numbers, just use common sense, and don't be a couch potato.

    1. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well done.when you are talking about calorific value of food, it is better to understand that, each type of food has it own calorific value.

      Second thing , how you got used with no of times taking food. You can't change that habit just like that. It needs more of practising.

      And not counting the no of times, the digestion of intaken food also matters.

      couch potato, no way, no watching.

  8. Origin profile image59
    Originposted 7 years ago

    2-3 times per day usually, if it's my day off it's usually 2, if I work it's usually 3.

  9. Ohma profile image76
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    My husband being a diabetic has to eat 3 small meals and 3 small snacks a day.

  10. skmania1 profile image54
    skmania1posted 7 years ago

    Not more than 4 times..

  11. torimari profile image70
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    Depends, but usually 3 times or I eat little meals throughout the day 5 x (i.e. pieces of fruit, yogurt and salads...haven't had much of an appetite). Today I was really hungry for some reason and I ate a little more, but now I feel icky.

  12. profile image45
    umme javeiahposted 7 years ago

    3-4 times but the recommended qty is 6-8 meals per day. obviously they need to be small. more and healthy meals a day keep the metabolism active.

    1. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Is it so. Have you got anymore details on this? share.

  13. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    4 whole food meals and 3 shakes so 7 times totall. spaced out every 2-3 hours and after workouts

  14. green tea-cher profile image61
    green tea-cherposted 7 years ago

    I eat three meals a day along with 2-3 healthy snacks between meals. I try not to eat after supper but if I am hungry I will have a fruit. I find the snacks help to hold me so I am not famished at meal times therefore, I eat smaller meals.  Also, frequent but reasonable eating keeps the metabolism higher which helps to burn more calories.

  15. barryrutherford profile image56
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    Breakfast is a must then thre or four snacks and then dinner round 7 pm

  16. Beth100 profile image76
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    I graze thru out the day and it really depends on how much activity I have had during the day.  The more mental and physical activity, the more grazing.  The less exercise, the less I graze.  smile

    1. sarovai profile image77
      sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting.I agree with you on "the less exercise, the less intake".

      1. profile image46
        ramonfloresposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        overall it depends on your matabolism and what you eat; fiber insted of refined flour, fruits is good if does´t have loads of sugar, like mangos, melons, pineapples, watermelon, raisins of couse exercise is premiun in the afternoon(4 - 5 pm)

        1. sarovai profile image77
          sarovaiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Then about your habit of eating? how many people are really taking food, based on calory requirements?

 
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