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nibbling

The consumption of multiple (up to 17) smaller meals per day, as opposed to the typical 3 meals/day.

While the terms snacking and nibbling may be used interchangeably, American colloquial usage might define snacking as the off-mealtime consumption of food, usually of junk/snack foods; in contrast, nibbling typically consists of more regular consumption, often of healthy foods.

nibbling

Nutrition The consumption of multiple–up to 17–'mini-meals' per day, as opposed to the usual 3 meals/day. Cf Bingeing, Gorging.
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The park also offers to take pictures of the moment when fish spa clients first experience the fish and the tickling sensation brought about by the nibbling.
Enjoy nibbling out of Block Bottom Bags the packs that include "nothing dodgy but only loads of good stuff."
Moreover, some nutrition experts are unhappy with the concept of nibbling because they believe the individual might find it hard to keep tabs on what he is eating.
But experts say the "All Rounder"- nibbling the edge, then saving the centre with the orange filling until last - makes the most of the Jaffa Cake.
I visited early to make sure there weren't too many passing shoppers.I didn't want my public fish nibbling to be too public.
Most teenagers go through a trend of giving love bites, and many adults get enjoyment from nibbling and biting their partner during foreplay.
They have even been nibbling young fruit trees and farmers in some areas, say the damage is serious.
Crack cocaine addicts on Teesside are nibbling their way through Brazil nuts and sunflower seeds to beat their crippling habits.
The young doe and buck were first spotted nibbling at shrubs by the Western Infirmary at 2pm and hospital staff called in the SSPCA.
Some of the reef fish that make their living by nibbling parasites off other fish may be luring clients into seams by offering free massages.
Elizabeth, from Downham Market, Norfolk, said: "I had her for just a few weeks when she started nibbling my neck.
It did stop me nibbling though, and my nails were longer and harder after a week.O