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I eat constantly

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I have actually been doing really well with my eating habits lately. I plan out my meals and portion out everything at the beginning of the day. So it often comes as a surprise to many people that I am not consuming several thousand calories a day because I do eat constantly. In fact, my coworkers often comment about how often I eat at work.

I probably consume a quarter to a third of my daily calories in snacks. I think I am just one of those people who has to have something to eat every couple of hours or my brain just stops working and I get cranky.

So this is my typical day:
* 7am - Breakfast
*10am - snack
12pm - lunch
3pm - snack
6pm - snack (this is usually on my drive home and much smaller than my other snacks)
7:30pm - dinner

My snacks usually comprise of a serving of fruit or veg and lean protein (low fat dairy or nuts). Plus, since I have a serving of fruit or veg with each meal and snack, it makes it very easy to get my 5 daily servings in. I also try to make each serving of fruit/veg something different and in a variety of colors...that way I can try to maximize the nutrients from eating the rainbow.

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    2005 days ago
  • BEN09262009
    Your schedule is pretty similar to mine except I have supper and then a snack at the end of the night. My snacks usually are a fruit or yogurt of some sort. I try to keep snacks under 150 calories each but I also eat about a quarter to a third of my calories in snacks. I find that if I wait until I'm hungry to eat that I usually end up eating EVERYTHING so I try to have my regular snacks to keep me going throughout the day! If I miss my afternoon snack I'm usually ravenous by the time supper hits and can't control myself!
    2005 days ago
  • BICKEY11
    This is impressive, as my snacks are always undoubtedly a 90 calorie brownie, some popcorn, chips, a few slices of cheese. I'm so bored of fruit and nuts. I wish I had your dedication!!! Congrats!!!!!!!
    2005 days ago
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