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JXAQUINO Posts: 30
3/11/10 8:50 P

Thank you so much for all your replies. It really helps having a gauge on what everyone else out there in Sparkland is doing.
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Edited by: JXAQUINO at: 3/11/2010 (20:51)
MEGANE2007 SparkPoints: (23,168)
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3/11/10 8:30 P

Dinner definitely contains the majority of my calories for any given day. For instance, breakfast and lunch alone for me didn't even reach 300 calories (I usually don't eat much during the day, and tend to eat the majority of my calories at dinnertime) and dinner was around 550-600 calories. I usually have an after-dinner snack while watching my favorite tv shows between 8-9 p.m. that averages around 250-300 calories, making me end up with about 1200 calories for the day. I normally don't eat this low on my calorie range but I haven't been able to work out much this week so I'm considerably cutting down my calorie intake.

MEGANE2007 SparkPoints: (23,168)
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3/11/10 8:30 P

Dinner definitely contains the majority of my calories for any given day. For instance, breakfast and lunch alone for me didn't even reach 300 calories (I usually don't eat much during the day, and tend to eat the majority of my calories at dinnertime) and dinner was around 550-600 calories. I usually have an after-dinner snack while watching my favorite tv shows between 8-9 p.m. that averages around 250-300 calories, making me end up with about 1200 calories for the day. I normally don't eat this low on my calorie range but I haven't been able to work out much this week so I'm considerably cutting down my calorie intake.

CHIEF2011 Posts: 419
3/11/10 8:06 P

My dinners are usually around 400 calories emoticon

PUBLIK0UTKRY Posts: 273
3/11/10 7:42 P

yeah I agree it depends on what you have eaten earlier that day.

MUM-BUM Posts: 644
3/11/10 7:35 P

I also like to keep around 500 reserved for dinner. I find I can make really satisfying and filling dinners around that number. Any less and most of the time I feel deprived.
Eating Well came out with a new cookbook based on the concept of 500 calorie dinner menu.

ARDUBS SparkPoints: (11,042)
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3/11/10 7:26 P

I agree that it depends completely on you - for me, my breakfast and lunch are lighter at 295-400 cals. My dinner tends to be around 400, and I save room for snacks in my daily intake as well.

CREOLELADY1 Posts: 180
3/11/10 6:30 P

I try to eat heavier in the morning and lighter in the evenings. Around 400-500calories.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,699
3/11/10 4:59 P

There is no perfect number. It depends on your daily routine and exercise as well. AND your calorie range.
dietitian Becky

MTRAMMELL1 SparkPoints: (55,833)
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3/11/10 4:40 P

I generally keep it around 500 otherwise I wake up really hungry in the morning or can't make it to bed without having a snack! I usually have about 300-350 calories for breakfast and lunch.

Sometimes it does depend on what is going on that day. If I am going out for lunch, I eat less at dinner and I eat less for lunch if I'm going out to dinner! Hope this helps!

JXAQUINO Posts: 30
3/11/10 4:25 P

Hi,
I was wondering if someone could tell me how many calories I should be eating at dinner time? I'm thinking around 500. Maybe it should depend on what I had earlier in the day...
Please give me your feedback.
Thanks,
Judy


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