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    Default Is snacking really that bad?

    People around me, namely collegues, always seem to comment on how much I eat and carry on about "snacking".

    Is it really that bad?

    I'm sitting here eating some nuts, crackers and a few organic sultanas and my collegue went on about how I'll have no room left for lunch.

    I honestly can eat all day.

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    I thought snacking (providing its healthy) was good- like it's better to have several small meals/snacks a day. And fruit and nuts are hardly junk food.

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    I'm always snacking lol I just can't help it

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    No, I don't think snacking is bad.

    But if you are habitually eating because 'it's that time of day', that's bad.

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    What's 'that time of day'? I don't know what that means.

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    Like, 'oh, it's 3pm, time for afternoon tea' and eating because it's afternoon tea time, not because you are hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    What's 'that time of day'? I don't know what that means.
    I think another term for it is three-thirty-itis. A lot of people start craving sugar and junk around 3.30pm, its like the body has gone "ok done my job for now, I'm taking a break" and you pretty much crash. Happens a lot when you don't eat correctly.

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    I eat small meals/snacks all day, so long as it's not junk i don't see the issue. I get hungry and grumpy if i only have 3 meals a day without anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    I get hungry and grumpy if i only have 3 meals a day without anything else.
    Me too. If I just have my cereal/fruit for breakfast and salad/turkey sandwich for lunch I shake in the car on the way home and feel like going straight to bed.

    I can't do just 3 meals. I just can't.

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    People have different metabolisms. I usually need to graze all day, because I have a pretty high metabolism** and I get hungry easily. Some people are genuinely full after a meal and don't feel the need to eat til the next one.

    ** At least I think I do.. e.g. the last few weeks due to doing IVF I've stopped exercising, I've been sitting on my butt a lot, I've been eating more desserts and stuff, but I don't appear to have gained weight.


 

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