I sumtimes struggle with this aswell however am finding that if I have meat and salad or veges I don't eat as much at night and hubby is happy with more on his plate than mine....I also try to leave something on my plate at each meal.....
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Would it help to have your smaller meals, then be sure to have something like an apple to take the edge off before dinner, then eat half portions for dinner? You might have to eat more slowly but that's good for all of us!
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Fitness Minutes: (4,722) Posts: 5,189 8/6/10 10:24 A
I eat a very light breakfast and lunch. I get up later because I work 4-12 so evening is my biggest meal and when I am the hungriest. I typically have around 500 calories between breakfast and lunch. I try to keep under 1500 for the day. My dinner is typically 700 calories.
current weight: 186.0
Fitness Minutes: (32,688) Posts: 3,248 8/5/10 9:13 P
I have the same problem at dinner time. A few months back I was very consistent about logging everything I ate on Spark, although I didn't lose weight I learned that I regularly went overboard with the carbs and occasionally with the fats. My fiber and protein was sometimes too low. Since joining the slowest loser I'm trying to make small changes, one of which is to go ahead and have a bigger snack or small meal about 2 hours before dinner, like 1/2 a peanut butter sandwich and a fruit, or a small salad with some cheese or meat. When the family eats dinner, I just have smaller portions. When I finish my meal and find other things to do I don't feel deprived and don't even crave late night snacks. It is a leap of faith though, to think I'll be satisfied with a light dinner, because dinner is usually my really big meal.
Fitness Minutes: (9,133) Posts: 776 8/5/10 3:35 P
For me I try to eat between every 2 to 4 hours up until dinner. At dinner I usually eat my regular meal (generally protein, starch (carb), and veggie or fruit) as an entire meal instead of breaking it up.
Recently started using the SP Diet Plan. While I do not follow it completely I follow the basic concept protein, diary, fruit or veggie, and starch (carb). Also eat 2 snacks instead of their recommended one so I can go 2 to 4 hours between meals.
My latest attempt at speeding up my turtle started yesterday. I decided that I would spread my meals into smaller portions throughout the day; thus trying to eat a small amount every 2-3 hours instead of three meals, which is my standard.
Breakfast and lunch were easy - ate the oatmeal - 2 hours later drank the V-8 - 2 1/2 hours later ate the soup etc. . .
The problem came with dinner, usually between 5-6:30 pm, which is our main meal of the day,also usually involving close to half my caloric intake.
I have no idea how to break that up while feeding my hubby, who isn't following my "small meal" plan.
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