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10/21/13 11:12 A

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I'm the same way need my breakfast as soon as I wake up. Always the same thing though 1C oatmeal with raisins and a banana. Although sometimes i change up the fruit. like this summer lots of blueberries and stawberries.

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10/16/13 4:48 P

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One thing I noticed is people who rarely eat breakfast are people who eat large dinners. Try it out. Have a small dinner, like 300-400 calories, and see how hungry you are when you wake up.

Me, I am a crazy breakfast person. If I dont get my breakfast in, I can't think, I can't work, I need it. Meanwhile with dinner, eh, I nibble. In terms of calorie burn it helps to feel your body after the sleep "fasting".

Proud to have lost 60lbs after a lifetime of being overweight. Became a personal trainer, health coach, and... gained 30lbs of it back. Now its all about getting back to where I was.


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10/14/13 10:44 P

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Everyone is different and you'll need to figure out what works best for you. Just remember that if this is a pattern you've always stuck to (eating the most later in the day) it might be a good idea to break that pattern in order to lose weight. Our bodies get used to being a certain way and we have to retrain it how to be in order to break through and keep an steady loss going.

For now maybe try it but I'd suggest aiming for no more than 400 at supper and then have a 200 calorie snack later if the other #'s seem to be working ok for you. When you track your food - use the note area to keep track of when you get the urge to eat and what you are craving when you do get hungry. At first it seems like you need to eat more at night but when your body gets used to having a steady supply of food available it burns the calories more efficiently instead of having spikes of highs and lows and having to store food "just in case".

Check out the link that Donna shared below and she what others are doing. Take notes from those who have already succeeded or have lost a lot. They've already done all the trial and error and they have lots you can learn from them.

Good luck!!

Trina


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10/14/13 5:31 P

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Here's a message board where Spark Members talk about how they spread their calories out during the day. I usually eat 25% of my calories for breakfast, 20% for lunch and 40% for dinner. The rest are spread throughout the day for snacks.

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If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up!

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your competition"

" Strive for progress, not perfection"


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10/14/13 4:18 P

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As long as we stay within our ranges that Spark provides, can we eat more calories at dinner than other meals? I know eating all day is key (not to lapse into fasting mode), but if I eat say.. 150 breakfast, 200 lunch, 250 snacks, but then have a 600 calorie dinner to make up the 1,200 daily calories available, is this okay?

Thanks in advance!

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)


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