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802 5/25/11 12:20 P
It sounds like you're not eating that much at all. Maybe you've put your body into "starvation mode"...a point where it needs to take in all the cals it can to keep going. Your body needs a certain amount of cals each day to keep going, like putting gas in a car. If you don't have enough gas, you won't get very far. I like Spark's menu planner. Even though I don't follow it every day, it gives me an idea of what I should be eating to help me lose the weight. At night, I like decaf tea w/protein bar or air-popped popcorn.
You probably feel like you can't "DIET" around him since he eats all he can hold. My husband NEVER gains weight and eats anything and everything all the time. He is critical of me always being on a diet and he tells me I'll NEVER get to my goal. But, I won't quit. Just remember you are doing this for YOU.
I find that eating a protein bar at night helps if I feel I have to have something.
Fill your plate BEFORE you sit down to the table and STOP with that amount.
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4 5/24/11 11:06 P
I over eat at night. I take small portions, but it's still too much, I guess.
I'm living in Australia with my husband who is here for his job.
When we're apart, I don't eat dinner, just have a glass of wine and maybe a few unsalted almonds which keeps my weight down. But being with him all the time, I eat a meal at night.
You're right that my calorie intake during the day is usually no more than 500 calories. It's just that I consume too many at night.
Thanks for your advice.
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15 5/24/11 10:57 P
I am not sure what your concern is? Are you overeating in the evening because you have waited so long? Or are you concerned you are eating past a certain point in the pm? If it the first, maybe you can plan on a healthy snack to hold you over until the meal with your husband. If it is the latter, do not worry about it. There is nothing to support the belief that eating past a certain point causes weight gain. Your body needs a certain amount of calories each 24 hours. If you consistently eat over or under that amount in a 24 hour period, you will gain or lose weight respectively. Also, be careful of undereating (2 eggs, tuna and a few veggies is probably barely over 500 calories-you would have to eat 1000 calories at your dinner meal to get adequate nurtrition and not have your body go into starvation mode, thereby GAINING weight!) Hope this helps.
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4 5/24/11 8:09 P
I do great during the day, but cook a big meal for my husband at night.
During the day I have one boiled egg or 1 egg cooked in olive oil, many times with sliced tomatoes. At lunch I have tuna, boiled egg with peas and salad greens, drizzled with a little ranch dressing.
But at night, I eat with my husband and it's difficult not to eat.
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