The purpose of food is to nourish our bodies so that we can live and be healthy. I believe that nourishment is an individual pursuit and we should not get distracted in the feeding patterns of others that have a certain desired physical appearance. It is important for me to discover and maintain the eating pattern that provides a healthy lifestyle for me.
As I mentioned in the previous post, my daily eating routine is a 3-meals-with-a-snack pattern. I have tried eating smaller meals 5 – 6 times a day but this did not work for me. For some reason, when I eat more frequently I am hungry all day long. My ideal eating pattern is 3 meals a day with the largest meal in the middle of the day and no afternoon snack. I am weaning away that afternoon snack and actually did not have one today.
I also believe that “where” we eat is important to a healthy lifestyle. In my childhood, it was required that the family sit down at the dinner table together for meals. There was no eating on the run or in front of the television. It seems food is more enjoyable and a person is more cognizant of what/how much they are eating when in this type of setting. So, my ideal eating pattern is to experience each meal in the manner of my childhood.