I am one of those who generally does 5 or 6 smaller "meals" every day. Each of mine is usually between 200 and 300 calories, although I like a slightly larger dinner of usually 300 to 400 calories. My day usually looks something like:
Breakfast (7 or 8 a.m.): cereal or oatmeal with fruit and coffee
Morning Snack (10 or 11 a.m.): home-made oatbran muffin with peanut butter and coffee
Lunch (12:30 or 1:30 p.m.): large spinach salad with meat, cheese, other veggies (I usually have meat left over from dinner the night before)
Afternoon Snack (3 or 4 p.m.): yogurt with cocoa, almonds, hemp hearts, and sometimes fruit
Dinner (7 or 8 p.m.): meat, veggies, and sometimes a grain (rice, pasta, or quinoa)
Evening Snack (10 or 11 p.m.): popcorn and hot cocoa made with milk
Dinner will sometimes be 400-500 calories (if I'm going out, or if I feel like having a grain with it), but that still fits within my ranges. I sometimes will also add a frozen yogurt bar in to the "Evening Snack" (if we eat dinner early for some reason and I have too many hours between dinner and bed time).
I try to make sure that I have a semi-reasonable mix of carbs / fat / protein with each one.
Your ideas of yogurts and salads fit right in with what I'm doing. The trick is to add some things to each in order to balance out the carbs / fat / protein. Looks like you are on the right track - hope you find that it works well for you!
Start weight: 240 lbs
Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
Afraid of a colonoscopy? Believe me - they are much less frightening than surgery and chemotherapy.
Colonoscopies allow polyps to be removed before they can become cancer, or let cancers be found before they are too widespread. If you are 50 or older, or have any symptoms, please don't let fear stop you from covering your butt.
| current weight: 0.0 under