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MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
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11/12/13 7:26 P

I am an early riser (partly due to work schedule and partly inborn!) -
I eat breakfast usually at 6:30am when I get to work (usually drink my coffee on the ride in to work -- have a 45 minute commute each way)
I eat a snack at 9:00am (usually egg whites/pineapple)
I eat lunch at 11:30am (usually a salad, grilled chicken)
I eat another snack at 2:00pm (almonds or a piece of cheese/apple)
I eat dinner early (turkey burger, salad, roasted vegetables is typical) -- usually by 5:00pm and finish up before 6.
I might have some frozen fruit like strawberries/other berries at 8 and then I am done for the night.

So far this is working for me -- keeps the hunger away and I feel great.


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VIRGOGURL4 SparkPoints: (49,903)
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11/12/13 2:37 P

My eating schedule changes depending on my plans. I almost always exercise first thing in the morning. When I have an evening workout, however, I tend to eat bigger meals beforehand. After the evening workout, I

have a small snack of fruit, shower, and go straight to bed. (I'm not a night owl at all, so I get exhausted by 10:00pm on the weekdays.)

Weekdays/Work:

9:30-10:00am: Breakfast
11:30am: Snack, usually fruit or yogurt
1:00pm: Lunch (biggest meal of the day)
4:00pm: Snack, usually fruit or vegetables
7:00pm: Snack, usually fruit or some nuts
8:30pm: Dinner

On the weekends, I have more flexibility, so I have time to savor my meals. I prefer to eat less often, but with bigger calorie counts. On Sundays, my last meal is dinner.

11-1:30pm: Brunch (biggest meal of the day)
4:30pm: Snack, usually fruit with some fat
7:30pm: Dinner
10:30pm: Snack, usually fruit and some nuts

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AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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11/12/13 12:11 A

breakfast--around 8; medium-sized meal
lunch--sometime between 1-2; large meal
dinner--around 8PM--small meal

I often have one snack--generally it is a piece of fruit. Timing depends on when/if I am hungry.

I have spent a lot of my life living in South America, so some of this pattern is cultural--big late lunch followed by siesta. My mother is from Argentina. My father is part Spanish, and I tend to have the typical want-to-eat-ridiculously-late-at-night tendency of the Spaniard.

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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,979
11/11/13 10:07 P

Breakfast - 6:50
Lunch - 11.10
Afternoon snack 1 - 1.10
Afternoon snack 2 - Between 3 and 5, depending on work and hunger
Dinner - 7ish
Dessert - 8.30

I have a fairly strict timetable because I'm a teacher and I don't chose my breaks. My body is so used to eating at these times that I tend to stick to it on the weekends.

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YOSHIP SparkPoints: (13,163)
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11/11/13 9:04 P

I normally wake up no later than 6:30am

Breakfast by 8
Snack 10
Lunch 12-1
Snack 3
Dinner 6

If exercise fall in the evening, an evening snack around 7:30-8

And usually sleep between 10-11

KYLAR_STERN SparkPoints: (22,234)
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11/11/13 12:41 P

Mine's pretty different on account of mornign working out and college classes

6:30- Wake and Coffee
6:45-7:30 weight room
7:45 Whey
8:30- Carby snack (banana or homemade oatmeal muffin :)
9:30 cottage cheese or greek yogurt with some fruit
11:00 Finally. Breakfast. Big scrmabled eggs with lean ham and peppers or spinach, mozzarella, and chicken
1:00- Huge lunch. Rice or sweet potato with 10+ ounces chicken and large portion of broccoli or green beans

Then I'm pretty much good for the day. Almost a reverse intermitent fast. I make sure to get at least 140g protein by then so that if I do want something in the evening it can be small and simple. Little bag of popcorn, peanut butter and toast. Something like that. But often times after I get home late from either labs or Bjj I just want to check facebook and go to bed.

Edited by: KYLAR_STERN at: 11/11/2013 (12:42)
RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (4,349)
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11/11/13 11:17 A

More or less:

Small breakfast -- 7:30
Big snack -- 9:30
Lunch -- 12:30
Small snack -- 3:00
Dinner -- 5:30

I rarely eat in the evenings, not hungry.

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RANDI_JEAN Posts: 548
11/11/13 9:38 A

7am: Coffee
8:30am: Breakfast
11:00: small snack
12:00 Lunch
3:00: small snack
5:30: supper
7:30: small snack

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11/11/13 9:03 A

breakfast between 8 & 9, lunch between 11 & 12, afternoon snack around 2 and dinner around 5, after dinner snack between 8-9

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11/10/13 9:59 P

Breakfast - 7:15
Morning snack (yogurt) - 10:05
Lunch - 12:15
Light dinner - Two hours before workout (so, between 4:30 and 6:00)
Post-workout snack- 30 minutes after workout

On the weekend it's more variable, but since I tend to go to the gym in the morning I try to eat a light breakfast two hours before, a high-protein (vegetarian) lunch shortly after, a mid-afternoon snack around 4:00 and dinner around 7:00.


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JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,817
11/10/13 9:28 P

7-8 am - Coffee with heavy cream
10 am - Breakfast
12 pm - Coffee with heavy cream
1-2 pm - Lunch
5-6 pm - Dinner

This is my general eating schedule, which works well with the my kids school schedules. We eat lunch and dinner together. It does vary though as I don't eat when I'm not hungry.

Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 11/10/2013 (21:30)
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EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
11/10/13 7:45 P

When I'm hungry. Not when I simply have an appetite. That's a certain way to overeat, for me!

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NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (70,178)
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11/10/13 7:37 P

I just wanted to clarify that my eating "schedule" isn't a strict plan where I eat at those times no matter what. I eat breakfast after I run but before I leave the house for the morning, which usually works out to around 7:30, but wouldn't eat then if I weren't hungry. For lunch, noon is about when I'm getting hungry, but it can really range anywhere from 11:30ish to 1:30ish. Dinner is often my meal most influenced by outside factors, as we have to get the kids fed at a reasonable hour for them to get to bed, but because of the rest of my eating schedule, it works out that I'm hungry then. (If I'm not, I'll just eat a small amount with the family and have a larger snack later.)

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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11/10/13 7:09 P

Breakfast- Around noon
Snack- 2-3pm
Lunch- 5pm
Dinner-8pm
Dessert (it's not really dessert but a fancy yogurt parfait, meh... it's dessert to me)- 10pm

I wake up early at around 6am but I'm a late eater. Not very hungry before noon. Just coffee in the AM. I've always been hungriest in the evening.


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DIGIT00 Posts: 3,862
11/10/13 6:59 P

I am up at 5am, so tend to eat by 5:30. My other meals and snacks are whenever I am hungry, regardless of what the clock says.

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BLUEHORSE17 SparkPoints: (13,264)
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11/10/13 6:51 P

I'm trying to wean myself off of a schedule for personal reasons. I stick too strict to my schedule. I try to have breakfast around 9:30, then lunch around 2 and then dinner around 6. I need to learn to snack in-between meals though.

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11/10/13 5:45 P

I have breakfast around 7:30, lunch around noon, and dinner around 6:30 or 7:30 (though sometimes later, after the kids are in bed). I generally have a snack around 9pm, and occasionally have one in the afternoon at about 3-ish if I'm feeling hungry.

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11/10/13 4:14 P

Breakfast at around 9am
Lunch at around 1pm
Dinner at around 5pm
I rarely snack but if I do it is about halfway between lunch and dinner.

RKING10 Posts: 152
11/10/13 4:07 P

What times do you eat your meals and snacks?

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