I am beginning an experiment of sorts with my calories. I am on a "counting calories" plan and I am really trying to identify when I'm TRULY hungry. For example I am a routine person - when 3:00 comes around every day I have a snack even if I'm not hungry. I really want to stop doing that. Today I tried to be very conscious of my choices and I noticed a few things. I wasn't hungry but finally ate breakfast at about 9:30. At lunch I wasn't really hungry but did eat at 12:00. I skipped my afternoon snack and was hungry by the time I was cooking supper but I think I can work around that. My question is if you truly only eat when you are hungry - what if you don't get hungry until 3:00 in the afternoon and didn't eat a thing all day? Do you go ahead and eat at meal times but eat smaller portions? I really want to get to a point where I truly know if I'm hungry, bored, sad, etc. Any suggestions? Is there a "right" way to do this?