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August 6, 2012 10:59 AM
I was wondering what time of day do you all eat dinner? I liketo have dinner around 6 or 7 because I always feel lighter (not necessarily weigh less) in the morning when I eat early, but sometimes I have to eat dinner later like 9 because I'm a med student and my days are ALWAYS hectic and unpredictable. Anyway when I eat dinner at 9 I make myself stay up for like 3 hours to make sure everything has digested before I go to bed. What do you all do?
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August 6, 2012 11:05 AM
I eat dinner in the morning, breakfast around noonish, and lunch after I get home from work. I snack while I'm sleepwalking.

Hope this helps.
August 6, 2012 11:19 AM
^SMH! LOL I usually eat around 4-5 because I'm busy every evening Mon-Thurs. On the weekends I will wait til 6 or 7pm because I will be up later and I have more time in the evenings to eat at a reasonable hour.
August 6, 2012 11:28 AM
I personally don't worry at all about what time I eat my meals. Usually my dinner lands somewhere between 7 - 8, and bedtime lands somewhere between 11 - 12. I also typically have a snack/dessert somewhere between dinner and bed.
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August 6, 2012 11:42 AM
I like to have dinner before 7:30pm but it can be as early at 5:00pm too. IT depends on what has been going on in my day.
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August 6, 2012 11:43 AM
I try to eat by 6, never later then 7!!!!
August 6, 2012 11:46 AM
I had mine at three today because I was so hungry!
August 6, 2012 11:48 AM
i eat dinner at pretty much 5 on the dot maybe 5:30 if i am running late. i have a 3 y/o and a 16 month old and they do not survive much past 5 before they think they are starving. plus if we eat much latter they would eat then have to start getting ready for bed (7 p.m.)

for me if i have a snack or make the kids something with the intent to eat my dinner latter (it does happen in very hot weather) i try to eat at 7-8 and no snacks at all after about 8:30 so i don't go to bed right after eating.
August 6, 2012 11:50 AM
We have dinner anywhere between 5 and 7:30, depending on when we get home, and who's motivated to cook. The exception is Monday nights....I don't get home from rehearsal until after 9:30, and don't like to eat before. So a light dinner at 10 happens. Its working out ok.
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August 6, 2012 11:54 AM
I'm not home until 7pm (work til 5, gym until 6:45), so by the time I get dinner prepped and ready, it's usually 8pm. Hubby doesn't come home until 9pm tho so I just make enough for him that he can reheat.
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August 6, 2012 11:55 AM
I usually eat dinner around 9, my 17 month old does not go to bed until 8, so I make sure I have a bigger lunch and a smaller dinner.
August 6, 2012 11:57 AM
it depends on what i'm cooking. my fiance and i get off work at 6 (we work together and carpool) we get home about 630ish and I start cooking right away we usually eat between 7-830. Next week we will start getting off work at 5 so hopefully we can eat sooner.
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August 6, 2012 11:57 AM
We eat dinner between 6:30 - 7:15. It may be a bit earlier in the winter and a bit longer in the summer.

Eat dinner when you want to eat dinner. The time on the clock has nothing to do with losing weight.
Edited by JanSmelly On August 6, 2012 11:58 AM
August 6, 2012 11:57 AM
QUOTE:

I was wondering what time of day do you all eat dinner? I liketo have dinner around 6 or 7 because I always feel lighter (not necessarily weigh less) in the morning when I eat early, but sometimes I have to eat dinner later like 9 because I'm a med student and my days are ALWAYS hectic and unpredictable. Anyway when I eat dinner at 9 I make myself stay up for like 3 hours to make sure everything has digested before I go to bed. What do you all do?


Hi there med student!

Do you have trouble sleeping on a full stomach, or are you under the impression that digesting the food first will make you lose weight faster?
August 6, 2012 11:58 AM
I usually eat breakfest around 7 in the morning, lunch about 1-2 in the afternood and than dinner around 6-6:30 when I come back from work

breakfest - most carbs of the day, lunch - most proteins and dinner - most fat due to olive oil and cheese (I love cheese! gorgonzola, feta, camamber, brie! give it to me! ) I use in salads - I don't know how correct this is but that;s how I eat
August 6, 2012 12:01 PM
We usually eat dinner around 7pm. When you eat doesn't really matter too much though...it's about staying in your calories and trying to get the right balance of nutrients.
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August 6, 2012 12:01 PM
Sometime between 5:30 and 11:00 usually........sometimes later but it's rare
August 6, 2012 12:01 PM
I work until 5 - 6 p.m. and then drive home, workout and then relax for a bit before starting dinner, so dinner is usually ready around 9 (ish) most nights. I don't make myself stay up, though, because proper rest is as important as proper diet. I typically go to bed around 10:30.
August 6, 2012 12:03 PM
I eat dinner foods whenever I want - nothing like a nice big turkey sandwich for breakfast!!!


But my last meal of the day can happen anywhere between 4 and 9 pm, depending on what I'm making, what we have going on, and just how frucking hungry I am.
August 6, 2012 12:04 PM
When you're hungry for dinner.
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August 6, 2012 12:07 PM
We usually eat anywhere from 5-6 and then sometimes I will have a snack, but nothing after 9pm. Bed usually 10-10:30.
August 6, 2012 12:08 PM
Sometimes life gets in the way of a perfect eating schedule. I have always heard not to eat past 8 pm but I break that rule all the time and still lost/maintaining my weight. Usually dinner is around 6 or 7 for me. But like others have said, eat when you are hungry. I just feel like if I eat dinner at like 4 or 5 I am hungry again by the time I go to bed at like 10 or 11.
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August 6, 2012 12:08 PM
I try to be totally done with dinner by 6pm - 6:30 at the latest.
August 6, 2012 12:10 PM
6:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, adjust if you're in a different time zone
August 6, 2012 12:12 PM
I eat dinner usually between 6 and 7 every night unless something comes up or I have a late lunch...
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