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Less Calories At Night



I always have been able to break through a plateau when I eat less at night for a few days. Nothing drastic, but something simple such as cutting back the amount of carbs at night(or switching the cals so that the lunch and early snack are a bit more heavier and dinner is a bit more light). This does the trick all the time but might be a bit difficult. It will help break through a plateau though and has helped me maintain my weight loss of 80 lbs. Hopefully I will remember this for my plateaus.

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  • CAPER85
    I also (in the past) ramped up my workout. More walking, more strength training helped me get through that Plateau Slump. Thanks for the tip! - by CAPER85
  • I will try it. Thanks - by CLEMMCCRAY
  • I'm going to try this!! In logging my nutrition, even if I stay under my range, I realize I consume 2/3 - 3/4 of my calories in the evening! - by SAGE50
    Awesome tip thanks - by KINSBAILE
  • Thanks for the tip! - by RUNNER4LIFE08
  • It is tough...I was just dealing with my own plateau and have gone totally boot camp because it feels like I have been doing this forever--(I began at 250 lbs 5-6 years ago and have been averaging a 20lb weight loss per year...I think giving the body a small or big shock for a few days helps it become stronger (Even though its tough to break some old bad habbits). Sometimes at night I would have warm 1% lowfat milk, honey and a piece of bread 80 cal bread and fruit at night (this equates about 350-400 calories and it is pretty filling) instead of a 600 or 700 calorie meal... emoticon - by CAROLINE6778
  • Try to remember that at the end of every plateau there seems to be multiple pounds lost suddenly. Can't wait for that! - by ANNAMARIA43
    Works for me as well! - by PICKANYNAME
  • I have always eaten the heaviest meal last in the day (7 to 8 pm). Now I will try to eat this at 4 to 5 pm, and have something very light at night plus lots of water.

    Thank you for this idea. emoticon - by OAKASHANDTHORN
  • Thank you for that tip. I will try it!
    Ellen - by FUTUREHOPE49
  • I try to make sure I have milk with that dinner until you stomach adheres to the less calories at dinner time. - by BABY_GIRL69
  • This is a great tip! I try to eat most of my calories at breakfast and lunch, but sometimes there's nothing better than a great carb or dessert with dinner... I'm going to try to skip the bread at dinner for a few days and see how that helps.

    Thanks! - by ISLANDWATER

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