Rob works til late at night so I usually cook something that he can reheat when he gets home (soup or a casserole or last week I got ambitious and made butter chicken)... but for the past week and a half I've just been eating pasta salad for pretty much every meal because it is so good, and letting him fend for himself. Hey, it's not my fault he doesn't like olives.
I'm getting tired of the pasta salad though so I suppose I have to start thinking of other things to cook soon.
I almost never eat breakfast. I know I should but I just don't have an appetite until later on and I can't force myself to eat.
So no breakie, normal lunch, snack, and then a normal dinner. I would be happy with a bigger lunch and a light dinner but that's not going to work in my house. They like their meat and taters. Well except Autumn, she's vegetarian. She likes her taters and....soy?
I'm almost always to rushed in the morning to eat breakfast. I generally eat a pretty heallthy lunch, but then i'm too tired to cook when i get home so i mostly have processed crap. I really need to figure out a way to start eating more healthy.
I usually have oatmeal with a banana for breakfast, a light lunch like salad or sandwich or soup. Today I had a half of Italian hoagie with banana peppers and oil and vinegar and a huge bowl of cut up watermelon. Some days you have to give in to temptation.
I almost always cook dinner. We seem to get a lot of company so if its just my husband and me we'll have something light.
Tonight I'm trying a new recipe for south west chicken salad!
If I'm headed to work, I usually have some fruit juice before leaving (weird shit happens when my blood sugar gets low, so I need something) then I usually have a bagel when I get to work. Lunch is usually quite big, dinner something slightly smaller.
If I'm going to the gym or running early in the morning, I HAVE to eat something before leaving - usually a small bowl of cereal and some juice, otherwise blood sugar issue make me fall over. It kind of sucks because I have to leave about an hour or so for the food to digest as high-intensity exercise and a recently-consumed meal don't mix well for me. This means that if I leave the apt at 5am, I end up getting up at 4, which doesn't thrill me much.
I asked my Doctor about the late eating thing and said just not true. He explained by the time food is digested and used for caloric intake really makes no difference when eaten. He suggested just try to keep to a healthy caloric level daily no matter what time food is consumed.
I hate people that cite studies, but I'm going to do it.
I recently heard of a study where they were testing whether people who kept later hours but consumed the same # of calories as people who kept normal hours weighed more.
In the study people who up later and ate later had higher BMI.
I don't know if they controlled for amount of daily activity since there is less to do at night than during the day, but they stated that their results suggested that even people who eat late in the day, and stay up later will still "pack on" the calories more than people who eat earlier in the day.
I agree with you on the late night eating not being a problem. I also think it is BS. I think it could lead to other issues because your body shouldn't be using energy to digest food when it should be repairing cells etc but I don't think it's a cause of weight gain in and of itself.
As for 'rora study, I cited my study because I think it's something about the quality of the sleep those late nighters are getting that is the problem. Your body wants to sleep when it's dark out. You shouldn't mess with that.
I would like to say that in the waiting room of my Chiropractor's office he has this DVD playing on an endless loop with "Fer Yer Health!" tips a la Steve Brule, that looks to be from about 1991.
So this DVD told me that when you eat doesn't matter, eating too much and not getting enough excercise makes you fat. It doesn't matter what time of day you eat too much. So a DVD in the waiting room told me, that should solve any issues.