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Old 08-25-2010, 07:33 PM   #11
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Thanks this is helpful! :) How many meals a day do you suggest? I usually only do 2. Only lunch and a light dinner. No breakfast (which I know is the most important meal and I shouldn't miss it).
I don't think there's one rule that works for everyone. Some suggest you eat six small snacks a day rather than three meals. The risk in eating only two meals a day is that you get so hungry you eat more than you should.

In order for this to work, you have to be careful about counting calories and calculating portions. Also, don't be concerned if you are over one day and under the next. Aim for a week that averages at your goal number.

Bottom line. Do what works for you.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:54 PM   #12
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I don't think there's one rule that works for everyone. Some suggest you eat six small snacks a day rather than three meals. The risk in eating only two meals a day is that you get so hungry you eat more than you should.

In order for this to work, you have to be careful about counting calories and calculating portions. Also, don't be concerned if you are over one day and under the next. Aim for a week that averages at your goal number.

Bottom line. Do what works for you.
I couldn't have said it better myself.

For me, I have found that if am too strict with my diet, I will stop losing weight, I'll "plateau" so I take it easy every once in a while. I find that an 80/20 plan works for me, 80 percent of the time I eat as I should, and 20 percent of the time I give myself a break and eat things I enjoy (within reason.)

That is what works for me!
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:11 PM   #13
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You can definitely do a normal or even high carb diet and lose weight. If you burn more than you take in, it doesn't matter what kind of calories you take in.
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All things in moderation. Weigh, measure portions, read labels for what one serving really is. Walk, walk, walk whenever and wherever you can. Don't park right next to the door in parking lots. You'll take off some pounds.
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