General Diet Plans and Questions - What time is dinner time?




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Nzgirl
03-08-2013, 04:06 AM
Hi, I am just curious on what time everyone has their main meal for the evening?
I have grown up eating dinner quite early, we would normally eat at about 5.30-6 but lately I have been having dinner at 3.30-4.30 as I have been hungry!
I don't tend to snack much after dinner but usually when I hop into bed i am hungry again! Maybe i need to have an evening snack or something.


the shiv
03-08-2013, 11:31 AM
Just whenever I'm hungry... Provided I'm not out ;) I don't see the point in stuffing in food if I'm not hungry, or sitting around starving if I am. This can be any time between 4pm - 4am (I do bar shifts...). So it depends if I've been working, or working out :)

elvislover324
03-08-2013, 11:54 AM
I was just talking about this with my husband! I had an early start to the day and already ate lunch at 10:30am! I told him at this rate I'll be eating dinner at about 2:15pm and he called me granny!

Dinner for me is when I am hungry, I try to put it off a bit if I can but I have learned to eat when I need to vs. snacking on something and then eating the meal anyways. I eat different food than my husband right now so it's not a matter of preparing dinner early and having it be cold, etc.

On a normal day, dinner is right around 5pm.


IanG
03-08-2013, 12:36 PM
11.30am. 1pm at the latest.

immaculate
03-08-2013, 01:10 PM
I have class until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, so I don't eat dinner until after 10 p.m. most days. I tried eating dinner around 4 p.m. before my night classes, but I always end up so hungry by the end of class.

berryblondeboys
03-08-2013, 01:26 PM
I tend to eat breakfast at 8 am, lunch at noon and dinner at 4-5 pm. And all of my meals are about the same size. I don't eat snacks (or rarely do).

For me, if I wait until 6 pm or later (when my husband gets home), I'm soooo hungry that I eat too much. Or, while waiting, I'll grab snacks that I shouldn't that will add up to a meal and then I didn't get anything nutritious, just snack calories. (Well, OK, nutritious, just not complete - like eating cheese sticks, or pepperoni sticks or a protein bar - not something green.)

And, I don't tend to get hungry for the rest of the night. i'm a morning person, so I just start to shut down. Sometimes I get hungry just before going to bed, but then I just to bed a bit hungry. It doesn't keep me from falling asleep or staying asleep.

newleaf123
03-08-2013, 01:28 PM
We shoot for 6:30

nelie
03-08-2013, 01:41 PM
It depends, but often dinner is around 8pm.

IanG
03-08-2013, 11:21 PM
That's late nelie. Dinner that that late whooped me.

ChickieChicks
03-08-2013, 11:41 PM
We eat early. Early risers and the kids go to bed really early. Dinner is usually 4:30.

alaskanlaughter
03-09-2013, 02:44 AM
breakfast is usually something i eat around 8:30 a.m., whatever that means for me, just some type of food, if i eat at all....coffee around 1 p.m....lunch around 3:30 p.m. and dinner around 6:30 p.m....all this revolves around my gym and work schedule but it works for me

Nzgirl
03-09-2013, 03:32 AM
Gosh I couldn't have lunch at 3.30, that's almost my dinner time! I think I'm one of the early riser-early to beds people, Its only 8.30pm here and i am already in bed, what a nanna!

Misstiff
03-09-2013, 10:54 PM
I eat dinner usually at 7:00 - 7:30pm

L J
03-10-2013, 01:21 AM
I have young kids who aren't easy to live with without a consistent schedule, so we try to have dinner the same time each night, at 6pm. Sometimes I work late and that gets pushed back to 6:30, and on nights my oldest had sports we eat at 5 or 5:30. I rarely feel the need to snack after dinner, unless I'm up past midnight.

amandie
03-10-2013, 01:26 AM
For me, it's around 6-7pm. Breakfast is 10-11am because I usually have to wait about an hour after I've taken my prilosec pill. Lunch is around 2-3pm. Snacks in between meals.

Candeka
03-10-2013, 03:35 AM
As a student who has morning classes and then works until 8pm, dinner always varies. On days I do not work until 8pm, its usually at 6:30. On days I do work until 8pm, its probably around 9-9:30. Tonight we ended up eating dinner at 10:30pm after we went for a job. So basically dinner is all over the place. Same with lunch! Sometimes its at 11:30am, sometimes its at 3:00pm.