why not. your body doesn't know what time it is and i swap dinner and breakfast a lot too. It is ingrained in us that we shouldn't have stew for the first meal of the day, but why not? Who ever said there were hard and fast breakfast foods, lunch foods, and dinner foods?
I always swap lunch and dinner because I work graveyard right now, so I make a good meal at home at everyone's normal "dinner" time around 6-7pm, then I pack a healthy lunch to take to work for "lunch" time, which is usually around 1am. I still eat a normal breakfast (usually cereal, Kashi GoLean) around 2-3pm when I normally wake up. Even though my schedule is really messed up, I've still had success! As long as you get the proper nutrients into your day, it doesn't matter when you eat them. :)
Follow them, swap them, adjust them, ignore them and create your own meal, or any combination of these things!
The beauty of this site and its tools are they are SO FLEXIBLE, you can customize everything to suit YOUR individual needs, preferences, habits...
The catch is... at the end of the day, try and keep your calories within your calorie range and try to make sure you are getting lots of "healthy foods" (fresh veg and fruit, lean protein, whole grains) and not so much "processed junk" (chips and pop and cookies and fast food and such). This can be accomplished in many different ways - whatever works for YOU is the right thing to do.
5/9/13 6:01 P
Well, and that's exactly why they're there! Because a lot of us are still learning. But yes, you can swap lunch and dinner without any problems.
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5/9/13 5:10 P
ty ;-) i like sticking to meals if possible as I obviously do bad choices myself.... lol hopefully with time I'll learn and choose more healthy choices
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5/9/13 3:34 P
Yes, you can swap any meal that you want. I think the totals are more important too rather than when you eat something.
There isn't a way to reflect on your tracker that you've swapped them. I'd just tick them both at the end of the day and not worry too much that my lunch was tracked in Dinner and my dinner was tracked in Lunch.
Totals are more important than the distribution of individual meals.
5/9/13 3:14 P
You absolutely can swap them! The meal plans aren't meant to be strict what you can eat and when - they're more, I think, for people who need help planning good meals if they don't have the best habits yet. So yes, you can swap and mix up and substitute all you want, just so long as you're getting the proper nutrients and staying in your ranges.
I don't use the meal plans at all because they just don't work for me. I have foods that I like and that I like to cook and it's just easier for me to do what I want to eat instead of trying to stick to what someone else suggests I eat.
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5/9/13 3:04 P
I am new to the spark diet plan and heck it is hard for me :-( anyway I try real hard to stick to it while I get adjusted. I was wondering is there a reason why some menus are at lunch and others at dinner/ can i swap them around? Reason why I am asking is that it is real hard for me at dinner as I need to cook for my family and them I get tempted or neglect them... I am argentinian so I LOVE MEAT, feel like a meal is not complete without my meat... but have cholesterol so i need to learn alternatives, like it or not I guess...
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