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1/11/13 11:25 A

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I plan my days in advance instead, so I know what food I have, how many calories "spent" and where.

Perhaps thats an experiment you could try for a couple days?

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1/8/13 9:03 P

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I feel the fullest when I am not tracking but I don't lose weight as fast. Just trying to figure out where I should be after mid-day..

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1/8/13 4:51 P

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Yep - I have a problem with nighttime snacking too - if I have NOTHING left, I binge. So I found that I can usually swing a smaller breakfast - I get side tracked at work and forget I'm hungry anyway. I always pack a lunch that involves a lot of small pieces, so I eat the "main" dish when I first get hungry and then snack/graze on the rest through the afternoon if I need it. Dinner is substantial. Anything left over can be eaten as snacks, but I need to set limits on WHAT those snacks are.

I also found that tracking my own BMR helped me figure out where Spark sets my daily calories. I think they trend on the low side of things, so I'm always more forgiving with myself because I DON'T count my calories against my food.

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1/8/13 4:16 P

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like was said do what works for you... I eat mini meals 6-7 a day.....I have tried not to eat a night time snack but it wasn't working for me...once I started the mini meals I really lost the weight and for the most part have kept it off

my meal plan is open for any one to see.....check it out, it might help you as well

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FOOD NEVER SOLVES ANY ISSUE EXCEPT HUNGER.



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1/8/13 4:11 P

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I don't know that there is a single right answer here. I would suggest trying a few different strategies and see what works best for you.

For example, for a week or two, eat a bigger breakfast than normal. For another week or two, try a smaller breakfast with a bigger lunch. Then try a bigger dinner. And then experiment with smaller meals but with more snacks throughout the day.

The goal as I see it is to eat enough that I am not hungry through the day and that I have enough energy for my workouts. But that's just my take on it.

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1/8/13 3:39 P

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I've decided to start tracking again but always get panicky that I will run out of calories. How do I know how many calories I should have ate after lunch? Half? Under half? Over half?

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