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3/4/13 12:04 A

Thanks for the help. It is great to get so much support, I definitely feel more confident now. emoticon

Wow, I just read your info and I just want to say you are doing so well, you must be very pleased. emoticon

Edited by: KIWIBIRD6 at: 3/4/2013 (00:08)
MISSRUTH Posts: 4,088
3/3/13 6:52 A

There are no "meal limits" for calories. That's a suggestion, of how to break things up over the course of the day, so you're not overly skimping say, at breakfast and then getting too hungry a couple hours later. It's a good idea to space out your calories over the course of a day, but you don't "have" to limit yourself at any one particular meal to a certain number of calories. Lots of us eat a bigger dinner every day and therefore Breakfast and/or Lunch would be slightly lighter meals.

You can just as easily break it up like a pp suggested and just eat all your calories in 3 meals with no snacks.

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3/2/13 4:18 P

Good thinking. emoticon

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3/2/13 4:17 P

Hi Vic emoticon

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3/2/13 9:39 A

Eat till you are satisfied, but not full, and than you can enjoy a snack, still be satisfied but not full. God Bless YOU! Vic.


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NIRERIN Posts: 12,845
3/2/13 6:59 A

But your meal limits were put in place with the idea that you would be snacking. So if you do not want to snack the you need to be eating over the meal numbers so that you are in your ranges. In other words you need to eat the snack calories divided up through your meals to hit your ranges.

Let me explain with numbers. Say you have 2 snacks planned at150 cals each or 300 cals total. Breakfast is 250 cals, lunch is 250 cals and dinner is 400. Since you do not want to snack, you could do a 350 breakfast, a 350 lunch and a 500 dinner to make up for the snack calories. Or you could do a 400 cal breakfast, lunch and dinner and get the same results.

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3/1/13 8:55 P

I am eating smaller meals and snacks and am still having trouble meeting my calorie limits. I know I was obviously eating too many calories before, but now eating healthy and lower fat, I find I am full.

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3/1/13 8:51 P

If you are full, and don't need the snacks, AND if you are at your calorie limit, then I don't see a problem. Not everyone needs snacks. I do - often 3-4 in a day, but they are allowed for in my planning.


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3/1/13 7:05 P

Hi thanks for that. I guess I am trying to stick to the rules and do everything correctly. But I guess so long as I am meeting most of the cal, carb, fat & protein a meal that is ok.


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3/1/13 6:58 P

Eating more calories will put me over the meal limit for calories.
Thanks for your suggestion.

NIRERIN Posts: 12,845
3/1/13 6:28 P

if you aren't going to snack, the balance to that is eating larger meal to make up for the calories. if you're already having a hard time, you need to focus on eating more calories dense foods.

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3/1/13 5:35 P

I think eating only three meals a day is fine. Why force yourself to eat snacks if you don't want them. I know people push eating five times a day, and some will tell you you are destroying your metabolism doing that. Snacking is really a modern American thing. Many cultures all over the world eat only three times a day and are fine for it! Just keep it healthy this is a journey as much as a destination, sometimes you have to try different things u til you find what works.
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3/1/13 5:04 P

I am eating the three main meals in the tracker eating plan but I am too full to eat snacks.

I am also having some trouble if I substitute a food to get a balance of Fat & Protein.

Hope you can help

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