I build planned after-dinner snacks in to my calories every day. The evening has always been when I'm most hungry, so I plan for it. Besides, the Man and I really enjoy munching in the evenings!
My current evenings go something like:
6:00 or so: dinner (generally around 300-400 calories)
8:30 or so: yoghurt (either a frozen greek yoghurt bar, or a 1/2 cup of plain yoghurt doctored up with berries or nuts) (70-150 calories)
9:30 or so: popcorn (the Man and I share a bowl of 80g popcorn, air-popped, with a Tbsp of butter and a few dashes of salt) (200 calories each)
11:00 or so: hot cocoa (made with 1-1/4c of skim milk, 1 tsp of maple sugar, and 2 Tbsp of natural cocoa powder - mixed and nuked for 2 minutes) and sometimes a square of dark chocolate (I don't have this if I had the yoghurt earlier) (175 calories for the cocoa, and 60 calories for the chocolate)
So - I generally have about 60% of my daily calories in the evening. It wouldn't work for a lot of folks, but it works very well for me. The amounts are just perfect to keep me satisfied when I'm in a munchie mood, and having them pre-planned works to keep me from over-doing it. I'm also not the type to have them at all if I'm not actually hungry for them, so there are some evenings when any of these end up not included. The only one that is pretty much guaranteed to be included is the cocoa - it has become my bedtime "ritual" and it really ends off my day nicely.
There really isn't any reason not to plan some evening munchies in to your day - just pick something that you enjoy and keep it in your ranges!
Start weight: 240 lbs
Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
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