I’m not eating between meals and I’m not going to take seconds. Just Today. And I’m going to try this for a year to see what happens.
One unexpected benefit of not eating between meals is how much I appreciate dinner. For years food has been something I eat whenever I think of it. And I don’t think I went many afternoons without eating a snack of some sort. But now. . .
I’ve really started to understand the impact of the saying ‘Don’t spoil your dinner.’ The cook works hard — from thinking about what to make through preparing it. Then it’s served to a bunch of people who take it for granted. Because if they were really hungry, they’d just get something out of the cupboard — sometimes even a few minutes before the meal! So what’s an elaborate meal worth?
But if the cook is serving a family of people who haven’t eaten since lunch? Just think how that would feel to everyone.
When you don’t eat between meals, you don’t spoil your dinner. And that’s like getting a present everyday. I mean me — I can only speak for myself.
Has not eating between meals changed your feelings about meals?