No matter how many calories I have had during the day, I cap dinner at 500 calories. This really motivates me to each more through out the day and or binging helps me to avoid "hoarding" calories or justifying overeating at night!
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Create 300 calorie breakfast & lunch meals. Three to four selections for each meal takes away complicated calorie counting. Dinner 500 calories and pre selected are good. Record calories before dinner. Calories left after dinner are snacks that are a blessing for night hunger.
It is so easy to say Oatmeal today, Bagel today or sandwich today, soup today or salad today. Dinner not many calories guess it will be a salad. Recording still allows me a way to steal dinner calories and call them snacks. My own way of getting a snack at the end of the night. Positive wt loss....
If you want to lose weight, make sure you intake more calories earlier in the day. It's not the time of day that matters (a calorie is a calorie); it's that you're giving yourself a chance to burn it during the day.
If you're eating 1800 calories in a day, divvy it up more or less as breakfast 600, lunch 500, dinner 500 snack 200 calories. Variations will occur naturally, but make an effort to have more in the morning.
round up your calories when eating, round down your calories when exercising. Every time you weigh in, you'll be surprised- you weigh less than you thought you would!! And it's an easier way to keep track of calories- say you ate 473 calories for dinner- which is easier to remember; 473 or 500? Exactly 9
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