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What do you eat for...the meal..the time...or your body?

_AshLynn_AshLynn Posts: 135Member Member Posts: 135Member Member
What makes you guys eat?

Is it the time of day that you just go ahead and make lunch because you have work to do shortly after?

Is it that you are actually physically hungry?

Is it to meet calories?
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  • ladyhusker39ladyhusker39 Posts: 498Member Member Posts: 498Member Member
    I eat when I'm hungry.
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 26,006Member Member Posts: 26,006Member Member
    Because I'm hungry.
    edited November 4
  • _AshLynn_AshLynn Posts: 135Member Member Posts: 135Member Member
    That is interesting to me. I typically do too, but tend to go through periods where I wouldn't feel hungry until maybe 3 or 4 p.m. and then it throws off my calories!
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 26,006Member Member Posts: 26,006Member Member
    _AshLynn wrote: »
    That is interesting to me. I typically do too, but tend to go through periods where I wouldn't feel hungry until maybe 3 or 4 p.m. and then it throws off my calories!

    Just eat a larger breakfast and larger meal at 4 to hit your cals?
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 26,006Member Member Posts: 26,006Member Member
    Pre logging might help you hit your targets too?
  • Sunnybrooke99Sunnybrooke99 Posts: 369Member Member Posts: 369Member Member
    Mostly, when I’m hungry. I might have an avocado, or a spoon of peanut butter if it evening and I’m very low on calories for the day. I’ll also try to eat something if I’m heading to work bc there’s no outside food at my job.
  • nutmegoreonutmegoreo Posts: 8,588Member Member Posts: 8,588Member Member
    My work schedule is crazy and unforgiving at times. On those days I eat when I get the chance or I get very hungry. When I'm not at work, I eat when I'm hungry, and occasionally when I'm bored, but much less frequently than what I used to.
  • _AshLynn_AshLynn Posts: 135Member Member Posts: 135Member Member
    Mostly, when I’m hungry. I might have an avocado, or a spoon of peanut butter if it evening and I’m very low on calories for the day. I’ll also try to eat something if I’m heading to work bc there’s no outside food at my job.

    That is a good point to make. On days I am super low calories I should do this to remain constant.
  • Sunnybrooke99Sunnybrooke99 Posts: 369Member Member Posts: 369Member Member
    _AshLynn wrote: »
    That is interesting to me. I typically do too, but tend to go through periods where I wouldn't feel hungry until maybe 3 or 4 p.m. and then it throws off my calories!

    Do you make it up on other days? I make an effort to get to 1000, but I don’t worry about the deficit after that bc I’ll usually make it up on weekends.
  • _AshLynn_AshLynn Posts: 135Member Member Posts: 135Member Member
    No I am pretty consistent. My issue is my appetite goes away with stress...so I will have a few days of being negative by 500 ish (sometimes more or less). But on normal days I will be +/- 200 calories of 1600.

    I think it just gets me thinking because I don't want to get in the habit of being in a huge deficit. Example Last week my grandmother passed (I'm ok ...all is ok, not saying this for attention) but I didn't eat much and I started getting in the BMI category "under weight" and I don't want to be there because its just not healthy for me in my mind.

    So the peanut butter tip is probably a great suggestion and will be easy enough to fit in when I start to worry about eating when I'm not hungry.
  • Sunnybrooke99Sunnybrooke99 Posts: 369Member Member Posts: 369Member Member
    _AshLynn wrote: »
    No I am pretty consistent. My issue is my appetite goes away with stress...so I will have a few days of being negative by 500 ish (sometimes more or less). But on normal days I will be +/- 200 calories of 1600.

    I think it just gets me thinking because I don't want to get in the habit of being in a huge deficit. Example Last week my grandmother passed (I'm ok ...all is ok, not saying this for attention) but I didn't eat much and I started getting in the BMI category "under weight" and I don't want to be there because its just not healthy for me in my mind.

    So the peanut butter tip is probably a great suggestion and will be easy enough to fit in when I start to worry about eating when I'm not hungry.

    On your cookie thread, someone suggested peanut butter, oats, and maple syrup. I don’t like sweets, but I mashed up peanut butter and oats, and formed it into a party between plastic wrap, refrigerated, and cut it into little squares. My son and I will have a few on rushed mornings.
  • _AshLynn_AshLynn Posts: 135Member Member Posts: 135Member Member
    _AshLynn wrote: »
    No I am pretty consistent. My issue is my appetite goes away with stress...so I will have a few days of being negative by 500 ish (sometimes more or less). But on normal days I will be +/- 200 calories of 1600.

    I think it just gets me thinking because I don't want to get in the habit of being in a huge deficit. Example Last week my grandmother passed (I'm ok ...all is ok, not saying this for attention) but I didn't eat much and I started getting in the BMI category "under weight" and I don't want to be there because its just not healthy for me in my mind.

    So the peanut butter tip is probably a great suggestion and will be easy enough to fit in when I start to worry about eating when I'm not hungry.

    On your cookie thread, someone suggested peanut butter, oats, and maple syrup. I don’t like sweets, but I mashed up peanut butter and oats, and formed it into a party between plastic wrap, refrigerated, and cut it into little squares. My son and I will have a few on rushed mornings.

    Yeah I thought those sounded good too! That's another great option!
  • Sunnybrooke99Sunnybrooke99 Posts: 369Member Member Posts: 369Member Member
    _AshLynn wrote: »
    _AshLynn wrote: »
    No I am pretty consistent. My issue is my appetite goes away with stress...so I will have a few days of being negative by 500 ish (sometimes more or less). But on normal days I will be +/- 200 calories of 1600.

    I think it just gets me thinking because I don't want to get in the habit of being in a huge deficit. Example Last week my grandmother passed (I'm ok ...all is ok, not saying this for attention) but I didn't eat much and I started getting in the BMI category "under weight" and I don't want to be there because its just not healthy for me in my mind.

    So the peanut butter tip is probably a great suggestion and will be easy enough to fit in when I start to worry about eating when I'm not hungry.

    On your cookie thread, someone suggested peanut butter, oats, and maple syrup. I don’t like sweets, but I mashed up peanut butter and oats, and formed it into a party between plastic wrap, refrigerated, and cut it into little squares. My son and I will have a few on rushed mornings.

    Yeah I thought those sounded good too! That's another great option!

    Oh, I did sprinkle them w a little salt, bc I do crave salty snacks.
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 3,662Member Member Posts: 3,662Member Member
    Sometimes all the reasons. Mostly right now though I eat every few hours to hit my calorie goals.
  • Sunnybrooke99Sunnybrooke99 Posts: 369Member Member Posts: 369Member Member
    newmeadow wrote: »
    I eat in response to my relentless, hedonistic food fantasies.

    I’m such a sicko. I will get other people to eat to satisfy my food fantasies. Like, I’ll offer to make my boyfriend a quesadilla bc I want one.
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 28,670Member Member Posts: 28,670Member Member
    I generally eat according to a schedule, but I tend to be hungry based on whatever schedule I am in the habit of following. (I will not eat if I'm really just not hungry, but that's rare, I usually can eat!) I don't eat when I am not planning to just because I think I'm hungry unless there's something more to it (significantly more activity than usual or something), as it's never really that long until a meal (I eat 3 times a day normally) and I figure it's often in my head vs. real hunger.

    Anyway, I don't really experience significant conflicts between my usual eating times and my body, not when I've been eating well and regularly.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 30,933Member Member Posts: 30,933Member Member
    I eat because come meal time I'm hungry

    I eat because I need to feed my body

    I eat because I'm very active and I need calories and nutrients to replenish my body and to aid in recovery and fitness improvements.

    I eat to be healthy.

    I eat because food is noms.

    I eat because if I didn't, I would die.
  • jgnatcajgnatca Posts: 12,487Member Member Posts: 12,487Member Member
    When I was T2 I had to eat on schedule. I could not allow too much time between meals so I always packed snacks in case of emergencies. It kept me away from fast food and convenience store options.

    I have a scheduled job so meals follow a schedule as well. Weekends are a free for all so that is when calories can sneak in.

    I tend to stress eat.
  • nutmegoreonutmegoreo Posts: 8,588Member Member Posts: 8,588Member Member
    newmeadow wrote: »
    I eat in response to my relentless, hedonistic food fantasies.

    I did not need the images this brought about :noway: :laugh:
  • JaydedMissJaydedMiss Posts: 2,910Member Member Posts: 2,910Member Member
    Work days i eat because i know i need the calories and yummy, Honestly to hit anywhere near my calories (tend to still undereat pretty severely on work days even eating high calorie foods) on work days i have to eat donuts and icecream and stuff lol. Dont have to ask me twice. yummy.

    non work days i tend to wanna run errands and clean so i eat alot of fruit in the "mornings" -few hours after i wake and putter around- which gives me 1.5-2 hours of quick energy i get so much done hah. Then i just go back to my normal meals around 5-7pm and if im hungry after that i eat bowls of veggies only. I found sugar after dinner just makes me snacky and go from not hungry to overly hungry in no time flat.

    So i guess depend on the day and its plans. I know how to eat for whatever goals i have that day.
  • sijomialsijomial Posts: 10,807Member Member Posts: 10,807Member Member
    I eat for all sorts of reasons including enjoyment of good food and good company - didn't eat confit duck in a good French restaurant yesterday with my wife due to hunger, meeting my macros or to fuel exercise!

    There's times I will eat due to hunger, nutritional need or fuelling exercise but for the vast majority of time I also simply enjoy my food.

    When I'm stressed my appetite increases rather than decreases.
  • rainbow198rainbow198 Posts: 1,470Member Member Posts: 1,470Member Member
    I eat just before I start getting physically hungry. I work and workout at home so I have a lot of flexibility when it comes to meal times.

    I do pre-plan my meals ahead of time, but that's always subject to change. Some days I'm not as hungry so I eat less...but I make up for it. Or vice versa. Other days I'm really hungry so I eat more, then eat less the next day so it all balances out.
  • loserbugloserbug Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    I'm diabetic and trying hard to get my numbers under control, I've never been a "regular" eater, eating on schedule, instead when i'm hungry or can fit it in, but now with injections prior to eating and testing my blood sugar I have to be consistant. Wow is it difficult. So many things get in the way, then bam you MUST stop, check, find something healthy and eat. Very new to me.
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