(Closed) How many times a day do you cook/eat?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
3339 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

It’s good to have several small meals a day instead of 2 big ones. It keeps your metabolism going. That said, it’s important that these small meals are healthy and not carb or sugar laden snacking.

Post # 3
15287 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I cook once a day if I’m not lazy – dinner.  Breakfast is usually just a bagel, yogurt or fruit.  Lunch is left over dinner or bought at work.  Then I try to make a healthy dinner.  If not, it’s cereal, pj&j, or chips and salsa, or some other junk.

Post # 4
825 posts
Busy bee

Cook once, sometimes twice a day.

Breakfast = crumpets and jam.

Lunch = Varies. If I’m out it’s sushi or a sandwich, and at home it could be an apple, bread, piece of fish, etc. Could be anyhing.

Dinner = Usually some form of meat and vegetables.


I snack in between these meals with small things like yoghurt, nuts, muesli bar, etc. I’d suggest keeping 2 hours between each thing you eat, otherwise it’s bad for your teeth because the acidic saliva reaction will constantly be going on.

Post # 5
2238 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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onika.jeba:  I usually eat something small for breakfast – 99% of the time, Greek yogurt. For lunch, like you, I usually bring leftovers – but a smaller portion than I’d eat for dinner, and usually with a healthy “side,” like a banana or small salad. For dinner, I cook most nights. I love to cook – it relaxes me after long days, so it’s something I actually enjoy. Sometimes I’ll eat a small snack in the afternoon (hummus & veggies, chips & salsa, etc.) but not always.

Post # 6
8572 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t have the healthiest eating habits by any means. I don’t eat breakfast because it makes me sick, and I more often than not forget to each lunch. I cook dinner and that’s usually the only meal I eat. [For instance today, I didn’t eat anything until dinner & had 1 hotdog w/ chilli sauce & some shells n cheddar]. I also forget to drink and I find water so bland. I do try to make tea everyday, and I love drinking tea so that’s where most of my fluids come from, but even then I sometimes forget to drink.

Post # 7
7887 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Your system is probably healthier and more economical than most. On the weekdays we don’t have much time for cooking, so the cooking mainly happens for dinner. The weekends are more variable because we might be out doing things. As a result, we tend to eat different things for lunch and dinner. 

Post # 8
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My fiancé and I cook once a day. When we cook we try and cook meals that can be reheated for my lunch the next day at work. I have porridge (plain, nothing on it) every morning for breakfast, leftovers or a salad with tuna for lunch, and then a meal for dinner – generally meat and veggies or something like a stirfry with rice. I am a teacher so can’t leave or go home for lunch so I try and take things I can eat on the run or quickly heat and eat before playground duty. i snack a lot during the day as I get hungry a lot, so I normally snack on rice crackers, plain popcorn, vege sticks, cherry tomatoes or bananas/strawberries.

my body doesn’t tolerate a lot of foods so I keep my diet fairly plain and boring. I normally have some chocolate after dinner and sometimes eat potato chips for a treat! I avoid wheat and most sugar (apart from the chocolate!!) and I always feel better when I don’t have much wheat or sugar. I avoid dairy too but have small amounts of cheese and sometimes have icecream as a treat (very occasionally).

I drink a lot of water and jasmine tea. I never have soft drink so if I eat out I have sparkling mineral water. My body also doesn’t tolerate alcohol so I don’t drink alcohol either.

Post # 9
63 posts
Worker bee

I don’t snack as often, or as often as I would like some days due to schedule. But I do make lots of leftovers from dinner for lunch and dinner again the next day. Well actually I would eat it for lunch and just make a new meal. I’m not a weekday lunch maker. But I love my leftovers. And yes oatmeal every day for breakfast, no leftovers of that. 

Honestly I think what you eat plays a far larger role than when you eat, and within reason how much you eat too. Now off  to my leftovers mmmmm 😉

Post # 10
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

No breakfast because I’m not hungry when I wake up. Lunch is dinner leftovers or something I get at the convenience store. I cook dinner once or twice a week, and so does my husband. When we cook we make enough to last for at least two days. We usually have Sunday dinner at his parents house and also receive a lot of leftovers from that. I eat chocolate or cookies after dinner most nights but no snacking during the day unless I’m at home. If I snack, I find I don’t get hungry for proper meals and end up skipping them. We rarely eat out, maybe about once a month.

Post # 11
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Breakfast is typically no “cooking”, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, etc. 

Lunch is either leftovers or a green smoothie.

Dinner is varied, usually crockpot or one pot meals, mostly homemade from scratch type stuff.  We are trying to save money so we have really cut down on eating out and prepared foods. 

Post # 12
969 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Honestly I never cook, maybe once every other week. I’m so busy that most of the time I have tea for breakfast, eat a pre-made lunch like a sandwich from whole foods or salad kinda deal, Things I buy pre-made. And for dinner we usually go out to eat, get take out (like just order out from our fave spots-not having Chinese every night) or once In a while Fiance will throw something together. once the wedding is over we want to plan to start cooking more but neither of us are very into it. 

Post # 13
1546 posts
Bumble bee

We do your system quite alot, if we dont eat it at dinner, we will eat it the following day for lunch. Generally we have cereal for breakfast, will have homemade sandwiches for lunch (take into work) and then cook a meal at night. Sometimes (because my hours are erratic and Fiance can walk home for lunch) im home for lunch so we will have our main meal then, and then we just have a snack for dinner – like beans on toast/ soup/ bread ham and cheese. Can you tell were European haha. 

Post # 14
6105 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I typically cook once a day for dinner. I prep my week’s worth of food on Sundays. I eat hard boiled eggs for breakfast with some fruit and a piece of whole wheat toast so that doesn’t require cooking. I eat leftovers or some tuna for lunch so that doesn’t require cooking either. My 3 snacks throughout the day are things I’ve already prepared (the week or night before) like apple chips, sweet potato chips, fruit, veggies, etc. Our dinners are usually baked in the oven or cooked on my griddler. In the summer we also use the grill.

Post # 15
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I skip breakfast, sometimes I skip lunch, but we always eat a big dinner. If I’m at home for the day, I’ll have a bowl of cereal around 11. If I’m out and about working or going to school, I’ve been known to not eat until dinner. If I get super hungry, I’ll snack on some carrots or celery. But I always drink a glass of water first.

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