What time do you eat dinner?

posted 6 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
4511 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

6:30-7 ish? Depends on how long it takes to cook and I get home at 6. If DH is working later, I might wait until a little later. 

On the weekend, if DH isn’t working, we eat earlier, probably closer to 5:30. 

Post # 3
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Weekdays the goal is to eat sometime in the six o’clock hour, but more often it’s seven by the time dinner is ready and on the table.  Weekends, it depends what we’re doing, eating by 7 is the goal and if we’re eating at home that happens, but if we’re going out to eat it’s 8-9pm.

Post # 4
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

socalgirl1689 :  most nights I’ll eat ‘first dinner’ around 5:45ish, and ‘second dinner’ around 7:45/8pm.

If we’re going out for dinner, we try to go around 6:30 or 7. 

Post # 5
1384 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

mrsginger :  Haha, interesting! I can kind of relate; I’ve alwys been an after-school snacker and I’m a teacher so nothing’s changed  😉 What sorts of things do you typically eat for each dinner? Is one much lighter, and if so which? If you don’t mind :p

Post # 6
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

MrsSnowMountain :  Well, let me preface by saying my trainer makes my meal plan, so I eat what’s on the plan…but I’ve been with her for over a year and I’ve always had first dinner and second dinner (and did so before I knew her too).

First dinner is typically what you’d consider a traditional meal. Right now, it’s salmon and green beans. Last month it was steak and broccoli (favorite!).

Second dinner usually ends up being a protein/healthy fat combo and is a little lighter–right now it’s 3 eggs, which I usually scramble and sprinkle on a little ranch seasoning and some hot sauce. Mmmm. 🙂 Last month was a protein shake and 1oz of almonds if I remember correctly. 

I like having the second meal a little later, because I workout super early and prefer to do so on basically an empty stomach, but having that late snack/light dinner gives me a little energy so I’m not famished.


Post # 7
13988 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Used to be around 7pm (get home at 6/630, prep and cook).  Now it’s around 8pm (get home around 6, do a homework out for about 60-70 minutes, then cook.  I do all the prep on the weekends now to save time).  Weekends its around 7pm.

Post # 8
942 posts
Busy bee

We’re all over the place! It depends on what time we’re home from work, what we’re cooking, etc. Usually we’re sitting down between 6:30 and 7 on an easy day.

Post # 9
1306 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I eat weekday dinner 6-7:30 and weeknds around 8-9 

Post # 10
8009 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we prep on the weekends so meals are just grab and heatup.

dinner times vary.  we try to eat together but sometimes i get home from work or working out and am starving and DH doesn’t get home until 7, then i will eat without him.

so dinner ranges from 5:30 to 7:30.  same for weekends, everything just depends on our schedule.


Post # 11
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Usually 7. I get home around 6 usually, and DH gets home later than that. I usually eat at 7 with or without him though bc I get hangry 🙂

Post # 12
230 posts
Helper bee

I eat dinner around 8. If I eat too early I wake up hungry in the middle of the night!

Post # 14
1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Depends on how traffic was that night!


If I’m cooking it’s usually around 7:30 on weeknights and 6:30 on weekends. If he is cooking it’s usually around 8. 

Post # 15
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Usually about 5:30.  I get home from work between 4:45 and 5, and I’m hungry right away.  I would rather work out before dinner, but I’m always too hungry, so we eat early and then work out.

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