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NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
3/15/13 8:09 A

Mine is:

1:00pm: 250
3:30pm: 600
6:00pm: 200
8:00pm: 150

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (246,593)
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3/15/13 6:23 A

Ii think that everyone is an individual and what suits one may not suit another.

My meals are mostly a bit smaller, but I have usually 2-5 snacks in a day, too.

A couple examples
Early Morning Snack 107 calories
Breakfast 274 calories
Lunch 429 calories
Afternoon Snack 37 calories
Dinner 351 Calories
Evening Snack 201 Calories
Total in the day = 1398

Another example:
Breakfast 300 Cal's
Morning Snack 42 Cal's
Lunch 351 Cal's
A/Noon Snack 152 Cal's
Dinner 567 Cal's
Evening Snack 75 Cal's
Total in the day = 1486

The thing to remember is that it isn't just the calories you eat that determines whether you are full or not, but also whether the food is very filling and lasts for long.

You need to find what works best for you through trial and error rather than by what others eat. Also consider the timing - you might find that if possible, eating your dinner a wee bit later might help you, too. I have found that when I have a later breakfast, I find it a lot easier to stick to my range the rest of the day, than when I have an early one.


POCKETLLAMA1 SparkPoints: (33,218)
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3/15/13 4:18 A

400 to 500

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
3/15/13 1:21 A

However works for you.

There is no "best".

Your body works on a trend over time basis, not individual meals. If you, over the course of an entire week, have created a calorie deficit, you can expect to see some weight loss.

It is not down to how you structure your days. That is negligible. Inconsequential. So do what works for YOU. :)

3/14/13 5:51 P

My caloric intake looks pretty similar to PP.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
3/14/13 5:38 P

Well what works for each person does vary, but here's my routine:

Breakfast (7:30am) 300-400 calories
Lunch (1:00pm) 300-400 calories
Dinner (6:00pm) 400-600 calories
Snack (8:00pm) 100-200 calories
Milk/sugar in my tea (spread throughout the day) 50-100 calories

Since you have such a long space between breakfast and lunch, you might want to use a portion of your breakfast and/or lunch calories to create a mini-meal snack in between.

3/14/13 4:07 P

Hi, everybody! My daily calorie limit is 1,230 - 1,580. What is the best way to break down those calories per meal/snack? In the morning I usually eat around 6:15am and my lunch break isn't until 1:00pm. A lot of time between that, so I do get quite hungry and have a couple snacks. Supper is usually around 5:00pm. I rarely have a snack between lunch and supper (would be fine without one). However, I do like to have a snack after supper. Any suggestions on how to divide the calories? Also, if you can, an example would help tremendously! Thanks!

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