I've always planned the meals and recently went back to the way I did them before we became so scheduled.
I'd have her eat 3 normal meals a day, take away all juice, and pre-measure milk for the day in a pitcher each morning (to use on cereal, cups, recipes for dd). I'd make sure she had no fruit snacks or candy between meals and only water in her sippy cup between meals.
Regarding snacks - I would plan them in advance and have her sit at the table for them and keep them very small - a quarter sized piece of fruit and some fresh vegetables and a plain yogurt with some berries in it - make it 100 percent nutritious - skip granola bars and turkey sticks. But when she wants down, she is done until the next meal.
Imho, sitting at the table as a family is important so I would go with the 3 meals and very, very small snacks (2 a day).
First goal 18lbs by June 1
| Pounds lost: 17.0