Do you eat three big meals a day, or do you prefer to snack throughout the day touchen nxkey? As it turns out, there are actually four distinct types of eaters: free rangers, all-day grazers, repeat eaters and social eaters. Which type are you most like? Let’s take a quick look at each one:
Free-Rangers: These are the busy bees who can’t find or make the time to eat at regular mealtimes, so they end up eating whenever and wherever they can. The danger? It often leads to poor meal decisions, because they tend to stock up on unhealthy, but easy-to-eat foods from convenience stores.
All-Day Grazers: These people tend to snack and nibble throughout the day, as opposed to having full meals each day. Grazers don’t eat huge meals, but the calories of the snacks they eat add up! And when you consider that most grazers eat up to 11 times a day, that’s a lot of calories!
Repeat Eaters: These people like to follow the “three-meals-a-day” rule. The downside to this strict eating regime is that they’re more likely overeat at meal times, and they often go back for seconds! They’re also more likely to be “plate-cleaners”, which means they’ll finish whatever’s on their plate, no matter what portion size they’re served.
Social Eaters: As the name implies, these people enjoy eating out and hosting dinner parties for family and friends. And while it might sound like fun, eating out all the time can become very expensive, plus you’re more likely to drink and eat more. This is because restaurant portions are generally much bigger than what you’d dish up for yourself at home.
So, which kind of eater are you?
Now that you know the four different types, let us know which one you are on the Hello Doctor Facebook page. Oh, and don’t be surprised if you find that you’re actually a combination of 2 or more types of eaters.
Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com 2014