Thread: Tired of diets!
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MarkOsborn View Post
I see and hear this all the time---eat 5 or 6 times per day. But what does that really mean?

I mean, what are you eating---especially for those non traiditional times/snacks? I would be indebted if you just provided a 1 day sample of what you eating so I can just get a mental picture to gauge what I need to do for myself.

Thanks in advance, I sure hope you can repsond. This question really has me confused, and probably shouldnt but I just dont get it!
Well for me this means eating breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a mid-morning snack and an afternoon snack. It does not mean grazing constantly. My daily calorie budget is 1,300-1,500 calories/day, so I try to have 500 calories total for breakfast and my mid morning snack, 300 calories for lunch, 200 calories for my afternoon snack and 400-500 for dinner. Here's a typical menu for the day:

2 pieces 35 calorie toast with 1/2 cup cottage cheese (150 calories)
1 small banana (72 calories)
1/2 scoop protein powder, 1/4 cup almond milk in my coffee (65 calories)

Mid-Morning snack:
1/2 scoop protein powder, 1/4 cup almond milk in my coffee (65 calories)
1 deviled egg (90 calories)

Taco salad with lettuce, tomato, green peppers, chicken, salsa, ff sour cream (300 calories)

Afternoon snack:
1 container of Greek yogurt (90 calories)
3/4 cup frozen blueberries stirred into the yogurt (60 calories)

4 oz chicken breast (200 calories)
1 cup steamed broccoli (30 calories)
1 cup steamed cauliflower (25 calories)
1 cup baked butternut squash (80 calories)

I don't eat exactly the same things every day, so this is just an example of what a day with 5 meals might look like. I also plan my day a little lighter than my budget, because at some point I'm probably going to cheat and I need a few wiggle calories for that.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13

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