Originally Posted by Andy M.
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!