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    What's For Lunch?

    Steamed asparagus dipped in mascarpone.

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    We eat 2 meals a day these days. Brunch: toast (yesterday's fresh french bread I made), cheese omelet and sausage. Oh, strawberry jam from the jam lady at Farmer's market last summer.

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    Grilled cheese, reheated beet, a yellow pepper and apple. I am getting down to eating a main meal at lunch and a light snack for supper these days.
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    DH made a really good vegetarian soup--his first foray into non-meat soups (I make and eat them all the time, but he has always believed if there's no meat in it, it's not food). I can't account for his Big Conversion, but that's fine with me! The soup was great!
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    I needed to use up some things since food shopping is normally tomorrow so I made some risotto cakes with leftover risotto with a spinach salad with cara cara orange (last one) and pistachios. Simiilarly dinner is asparagus and mushroom quiche, using up those veggies along with some eggs my grand niece gave me from her chickens.

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    I have gotten into a two-meal-a-day rhythm, so I am not doing lunch these days.

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    I only really eat one meal a day. Breakfast is a granola bar and dinner a bowl of skinny popcorn. The meal I eat is usually between 11-1.

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    I wish I could be one of those 2 meal a day people but I'm just soooo hungry. Plus I like the physical and psychological break of sitting down for a meal/snack. How did/do you get started? Do you replace eating with something else? Are you just not that into food to start with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbgeek View Post
    I wish I could be one of those 2 meal a day people but I'm just soooo hungry. Plus I like the physical and psychological break of sitting down for a break. How did/do you get started? Do you replace eating with something else? Are you just not that into food to start with?
    My breakfast has become a leisurely paced grazing affair: coffee first thing, then a banana. I shower, dress, groom, make bed, maybe a short walk and then have some peanut butter, and then a hardboiled egg. Do some more small morning tasks and then a bowl of berries. If I'm still hungry, I have an orange or a piece of toast or more PB.
    I do tend to need a snack in the late afternoon, and I try to stick to almonds and freeze-dried fruit, but if there are Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs in the house or homemade cookies, then the snack may be less virtuous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbgeek View Post
    I wish I could be one of those 2 meal a day people but I'm just soooo hungry. Plus I like the physical and psychological break of sitting down for a break. How did/do you get started? Do you replace eating with something else? Are you just not that into food to start with?
    I'm not a big eater, so I got started by being busy doing something and forgetting to eat or by not being hungry enough to stop what I'm doing and spend time fixing food and eating.

    But for normal people who want to do the two meals a day thing, I suggest skipping lunch and moving supper to mid afternoon for a few days. If you need a break, take a short walk and drink a glass of water instead of snacking. By the time you fix supper, you'll be hungrier than usual and will eat more. Next morning you may be hungry enough to eat a bigger breakfast. If not, after a few days your body will adjust to the time between breakfast and supper being longer and to there not being any lunch. At that point your body will automatically adjust your food intake to match what you need at each meal.

    Once you get the two-meals habit established and are comfortable with it, you can experiment with changing how far apart breakfast and supper are, or if it isn't going well you can go back to 3 meals and make lunch just a small no-prep-needed snack.

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