Square Meals equals Round Person?

I’ve been gaining weight recently – and if you know me, you realize that’s probably a good thing. I couldn’t figure it out, because I never exercise or diet, and I’m eating roughly the same food. However, here is what I postulate.

Three square meals per day will kill you. Yes, that’s right.

I can say from experience that when you’re a slacker and can eat whenever you want, you eat when your body gets hungry. Makes sense, right? Also, you only eat up to the point where your body is satiated.

Now, stick the body in an 8-5 job. You’re forced to eat breakfast at 7, lunch at 12, dinner at 6. Because you no longer eat when your body says you need to, but rather when your job says you can, you gorge yourself three times a day in order to make it to the next meal without starving. You take in more energy than you expend pushing pencils, and you gain weight.

I suppose the solution is to snack during the day, assuming you don’t work near life-threatening chemicals like hulk.


2 responses to “Square Meals equals Round Person?”

  1. missmagoo Avatar

    It’s also important to note that people who work 8-5 are often too busy to make healthy eating choices. Most often, the most available and fast food choices are the bad ones (take out, delivery pizza, drive thrus, etc.). You’ll often find, too, that even when fast food places offer “healthy meal choices” they’re significantly more expensive.

    Whereas, people who “slack” at home have healthier foods available to them, and the time to prepare and eat healthier meals.


  2. redshift Avatar

    So I have a moral obligation to be a slacker, correct? (or at least permission? … please?)

    This is probably why office-provided health facilities are so popular, which I never understood until recently.


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