My mum packs me a home made healthy lunch daily- for recess I carry celery and carrot sticks and a piece of fruit and for lunch I have a sandwich for lunch usually
So its really hard for me to skip lunch at school because when everyone else is eating I get the temptation to eat as well, which is bad because I am likely to eat when I get home as well.
So often I distract myself by going to the library. How else can I distract myself form food?
I already exercise (heaps) and have ensured that I eat food from all five food groups
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my daughters are thin and they eat all day long. like a humming bird they'll eat just enough to keep them going all day but they never eat a big meal. I was always taught to eat 3 meals a day and I'm fat so lol
so here's what their day will look like (and this isn't something they 'plan' it's just food by necessity)
peanut butter crackers or a couple of granola bars for breakfast (where they might eat half and snack on it again in 3rd period)
nibble on whatever they like at lunch (eat all the corn and half the chicken and drink their milk but leave the rest)
after school they will eat an actual meal they are usually starving so we'll say a bowl of pasta with olive oil and sprinkle parmesean cheese over it(and by bowl I mean cereal bowl size not a huge amount).
Then they might have some fruit an hour later(blueberries/strawberries something like that and like a whole thing of them A LOT of them just plain)
and then they'll eat like half their dinner (a roll and the meat or the greenbeans and some of the macaroni)
so they just literally graze on food all day long it seems like they never stop eating lol
They are both athletes as well and run 3 miles 5 days a week for about half the year so during the time they run they might eat more but they still eat the same way and they have always been this way.
I realized when they were younger that they ate this way and noticed that they were always lean compared to their classmates and that this was something to be encouraged instead of stopping it(as I think a lot of parents would jmo) and it's served them well they've always been a healthy weight and I think this is why. Staying active has helped a lot too as they hit puberty.