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17 December 2009 @ 11:53 am
How often would you say you eat "on the go" -- that is, while in the car, on your bike, on foot. Is it usually a meal, just a snack, or ...?
I'm feeling: curiouscurious
Bad Rabbitzzbottom on December 17th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
1-4 times a week
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on December 17th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
I eat snacks in the car most days, not least because I am normally hungry when I finish work and usually not heading directly to food.

I eat breakfast in the car about half the time; the other half I eat it at my desk at work, and it really depends on how hungry I am in the morning.

harimad on December 17th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
I'd estimate it happens at least once per weekend and almost never during the week. I consider this a lot.
David Policardpolicar on December 17th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
These days, almost never, unless you count finishing an unfinished apple or something on my way out the door.
David Policardpolicar on December 17th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Actually, thinking about the question more carefully... I think I've only said it once in the last couple of years, and that only because you specifically asked.
ruthless compassion: slyaroraborealis on December 17th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Smartass :)
David Policardpolicar on December 17th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Well, yes. And?
ruthless compassion: happyaroraborealis on December 18th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Just making an observation :)
motive nuance: dayenumotive_nuance on December 17th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Ever since reading that eating while in motion is one of the best statistical predictors of adult-onset diabetes, I've been really uncomfortable about doing so. (Even though rationally I know that there's no actual direct causal relationship there.)
Sandrosandhawke on December 17th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Uh, what is the causal relationship there...? I'm very curious....
motive nuance: stressmotive_nuance on December 17th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
You know, statistical results of that type don't come with explanations attached. But the established causal factors of adult onset diabetes are implied by one of its other names — 'lifestyle-based diabetes'. People who eat in the car a lot are probably more likely to be eating weird fake food (e.g., drive-through fast food, confections, food bars) and to feel like they don't have time to get any exercise.
Kcatkcatalyst on December 17th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Road-trip meals are always eaten in the car. It's a rule. Apart from that, I pretty frequently have breakfast on the way to the bus, ranging from one every two weeks to half the time, depending on how crazy my schedule is and how necessary it is that I eat breakfast. Eating on the bike seems like one of those feats that only coordinated people can manage.
Elizabeth Hunterlillibet on December 17th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Very rarely--2-3 times a year or less.
sernin on December 17th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Always eat breakfast in the car on work days. Occasionally eat drive-thru food in the car during lunch breaks. Always eat snacks in the car when traveling to/from my momma's house (1.5 hours away)
Completely Socially Unacceptabledeirdre on December 17th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Depends on the week, usually at least one meal a day (although I've been trying to stop that).

At my worst, I was only making time to eat while on the road.
tamidon on December 17th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
I used to alot when the kids were small, 1-2X, but now almost never. Sometimes it was just easier to grab something while doing the endless pickups, dropoffs,errands, etc...
Misanthropic extrovertdbang on December 17th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I don't spend much time in the car -- maybe a couple times a week -- so right off the bat, i don't have much chance to eat in the car. A small percentage of that time, I might realize I'm hungry as I'm leaving and therefore bring a small snack with me, like an apple or a granola bar. Similarly rarely, I'll buy a treat while I out, like a chocolate bar, and eat that on the way home.

An actual *meal* in the car, like from McDonalds or something, happens only very rarely...maybe a few times a year?
Ellen: outdoorskeyne on December 19th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
This, though the snack I take along is generally a banana.
born from jets!!!catness on December 18th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Depends on my rehearsal schedule. If I'm rehearsing with bands three times a week, I'll probably eat in my car afterward every time on the way home, or maybe between work and rehearsal. If I'm not going from $EVENT to $EVENT with very little time between, then I think I would never eat in my car by choice.