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Balance eating when hungry and family schedule?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 17, 2010 at 2:32 PM

I keep getting the suggestion to only eat when you're hungry. However, this can be a burden when it comes to my family's schedule. I have 2 kids (3 year old and 5 month old) who both go to bed around 7-7:30pm, but probably don't settle down until 8ish. So I am essentially forced to eat when I get home from work if I want to a) eat with my family and b) eat at a reasonable time before bed. So my question is: what do you do when you are necessarily hungry, but it's "dinner" time with the family?

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on December 17, 2010
at 03:59 PM

That doesn't seem that far off, honestly, I'd just eat with them if I were you.

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on December 17, 2010
at 03:42 PM

I eat about 6am, 1pm (post workout) and 6:30pm. I am usually starving at 6am and 1pm but could probably go another 30-60 minutes for dinner, but that puts me right in the middle of bed time.

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on December 17, 2010
at 03:03 PM

When are you eating now? What's your schedule for the day?

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on December 17, 2010
at 03:22 PM

I am in a similar situation. I am a stay at home mom to my 22 month old daughter and 4 year old son. I cook for my husband and children every day, but I only eat at the same time as them when I am hungry. I keep leftovers from prior dinners (i always make extra on purpose) so that I can grab some meat and veggies out of the fridge and eat whenever the mood strikes me. I actually find it easier to not be hungry during our sit down dinner time. That way I am free to talk to my husband, help my daughter eat, and keep up with the dishes. ;)

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on December 17, 2010
at 03:03 PM

Sometimes I will just sit down with my husband and have a cup of tea and chat while they eat if I am not eating what they are eating or I am fasting.

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