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Old 03-19-2006, 11:15 PM   #1
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Do you ever intentionally skip meals?

It's a bad habit, but I get self-conscious when my husband eats less than I do, so on his work days I tend to skip lunch. By dinner time, I feel so miserable. He sometimes doesn't eat his dinner before 3 in the morning, if at all. If I don't eat every four hours, I start to feel faint.

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Old 03-19-2006, 11:32 PM   #2
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Between everything I want to get done and keeping busy with a toddler, I find myself skipping meals-not on purpose but I just run out of time. I usually keep dried fruit and pretzels in my purse. It is a horrible habit, and it is probably reeking havoc on my metabolism.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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I'm like MicheleMarie. Between the 2 year old and the newborn, I simply forget to eat. At the end of the day, I find myself very irritable, until I realize I hadn't eaten since the morning. As soon as I get some food in my system, I'm happier and more fun to be around.
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:27 AM   #4
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Biev- It is important to eat regular meals throughout the day. You shouldnt feel bad or guilty if your husband eats less than you sometimes. I can understand though because a lot of females feel this way with their guys, I think. It's sort of like a cultural thing.. woman are expected to be delicate and pick at their food, whereas guys are supposed to be feral, "hungry men." This cultural belief is lame though - don't buy into it! You are only hurting your body by not giving it what it needs when it needs it. You deserve proper meals at regular times and if your husband has strange hours and meal schedules it doesn't mean you have to follow it too!

Anyway, I dont want to sound bossy or condescending.. I just want you to be happy and healthy.
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:24 AM   #5
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Skip meals ? Yes... intentionally ? No
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:40 AM   #6
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I will skip lunch if I know that I'm eating a big dinner. It's not very often though. Mostly around the holidays or if there is a party of some kind with my family.
biev, you can't let what your husband eats decide what and when you eat. If you do that, you will kill yourself or at the least, get sick from malnutrition. Eat little, a salad or a sandwich, just eat something.
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Old 03-20-2006, 12:46 PM   #7
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I don't have anything for breakfast except iced tea. I may nibble on a couple of soda crackers later on if I feel hungry. Then I have a light lunch, and a good meal at supperime.
If I eat when I get up in the morning, I get sleepy and just want to go back to bed.
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Old 03-20-2006, 12:56 PM   #8
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I don't do breakfast either on most days...just coffee.
food first thing after I wake up just doesn't make me feel good.

I get busy and miss meals once in awhile but... I only skip them if like TG said there's a party or big dinner that night.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:44 PM   #9
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If there's a party going on, I make sure to eat something, even if it's only a glass of milk and a cheese fold-over. (1 slice bread, 1 slice cheese, fold over and eat)
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:49 PM   #10
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I eat a fruit and grain breakfast except once a week when I do a traditional farmers brunch. I eat veggies and salad lunches sometimes with a light soup on most days and a light dinner so I can indulge when I'm out or cooking for friends. But my meals are fresh and homemade. When I eat breads they are from a bakery and of real food value.
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