Is it normal for me to eat one meal per day?

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Last Updated: 12/05/2017 at 6:47am
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Dhara94
May 29th, 2015 9:36am
I won't say normal but it is definitely unhealthy. At least three square meals or better still, six short,frequent meals are recommended to complete a balanced diet. This also helps to keep your weight in check,if weight gain/ loss is what concerns you.
Tuscany
May 7th, 2015 6:40am
Normal is not the best word in general. Is it healthy? No, it's not good for your overall blood sugar. This could be because you're eating a large singular meal when you should be dividing it over a few smaller meals. If it is one small meal, perhaps go to a doctor about your eating habits. :)
Lauren1035
June 6th, 2016 3:49am
I see 2 aspects to this questions. 1. what is normal? What is normal for one person isn't for another. We all have different appetites, some eat 3 square meals whilst others are grazers. 2. Focusing on a health perspective, only eating one meal per day wont provide your body with the ongoing energy it needs to get through the day and will also effect your thoughts, memory and concentration. Perhaps having a chat to someone if you would like some advise on nutrition or if you would like some support if you are struggling with food restriction :)
DoraJ
January 17th, 2015 10:00pm
While "normal" is a loaded term, eating one meal per day is definitely not something I've ever heard of as a recommended diet. The body needs regular nutrition, and that must be very hard to achieve through a single meal a day! Someone engaging in this behavior might want to consider why they're eating so infrequently.
Anonymous
January 22nd, 2015 10:01pm
It may be unhealthy for you to eat this way. Doctors recommend 3-6 meals a day. I think what you're doing is called 'fasting' it's a form of eating to lose weight.
Anonymous
April 29th, 2015 3:07am
If you aren't hungry you should go to a doctor to find out why. On the other hand if you just aren't eating simply because you don't want to or you feel like you don't need to then you should be eating. Instead of eating less try eating 3 small and healthy meals during the day. You'll still lose weight, but you won't be unhealthy.
Anonymous
May 15th, 2015 2:01am
A persons body can run off different amounts of calories depending on what their body is suited for. Personally I do not thing that you should only eat one meal a day since it is not giving you energy and can cause you to burn out while doing different activities. Doing this may cause your stomach to shrink and then it will be harder to eat a proper amount and full fuel your body and mind.
Anonymous
May 17th, 2015 7:19pm
In my experience, it is not "normal" to eat one meal per day. Your body needs consistent nutrition, and so it needs those regular meals. If you find that you're not often hungry, try eating multiple smaller meals throughout the day. Your body will thank you!
SparklyLadybug
May 28th, 2015 3:46am
It is not. Only 1 meal a day doe not give you the energy you need to move forward. Choosing to treat yourself right by eating the proper amount of nutrients is hard, but it is so worth it!
hoppingpen
September 10th, 2015 4:47pm
Research shows that eating 4-5 small meals a day is better for your health. Spacing meals out can be difficult, but give it a try! Eating only one meal a day doesn't sound healthy to me, but then again I'm not a medical doctor :) Give eating more often a try and see how it goes for you.
Anonymous
May 30th, 2016 9:10pm
No it's not. Even if you eat a lot one meal is not enough. You need to eat at least 3 times a day. One meal a day will make your blood pressure and blood sugar levels a lot higher than people who eat normally. Your immune system will also get much weaker if you keep eating one meal a day.
Anonymous
June 5th, 2016 4:30pm
Normal is not the right word.It is not healthy. You should be eating at least three meals a day with maybe some snacks in between. Your body needs energy and one meal is not enough,neither is it healthy.
ucyoReality
December 5th, 2017 6:47am
No it is not, from my experience and studies in the health field. Eating one meal a day means that you are depriving your body of the nutrition that it needs. That can lead to health problems and an expensive hospital bill. I'm pretty sure no one want any of those problems listed. ;)