a left-eyed girl

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Another Way to Eat.

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So remember two posts ago when I discussed changing my eating habits? I went from 3 meals a day to 4 smaller meals of about 400-500 calories each. I’ve given myself a pretty strict schedule:

  1. Meal #1 around 9am. This usually consists of 1/2c oatmeal made with water, cup of coffee, piece of fruit like a banana or apple, and toast with peanut butter on it.
  2. Meal #2 around noon or 1pm. This might be leftover lasagna, tomato rice soup, or some kind of light sandwich.
  3. Meal #3 around 3-4pm. This is sometimes more of a snack like hummus with pita chips, a handful of carrots, and a piece of fruit.
  4. Meal #4 is dinner and is typically the last meal of the day at 8pm the latest.

With the smaller meals, I often feel much hugrier in the mornings, which was part of the plan. Before, I was eating dinner so late that I wasn’t even hungry for breakfast in the mornings, but now I wake up feeling hungry and breakfast tastes even better! I have a hard time keeping up with my eating schedule, and I sometimes end up eating when I’m not so hungry. I suppose that it goes against my idea to eat only when I feel hungry, but I’m already seeing results on the scale, so it must be something right. Plus, when I can keep to the schedule, I don’t feel too hungry during the day, and it keeps my mood buoyant.

La lasagne

Lunch today: Homemade lasagne with turkey, spinach, and mushrooms

Written by Reese

February 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Posted in eating, on being fitter

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  1. Sounds like a plan 😉


    February 26, 2009 at 8:58 pm

  2. I was doing something similar, but fell off the wagon. It definitely helped keep the lbs off. You’ve motivated me to get back on the plan.


    February 28, 2009 at 10:13 pm

  3. I don’t do this on purpose but I’ve been really pushing myself to eat smaller portions lately. Or if I know i’m going to have a large meal just eat something small and save the calories for later.

    Still need to retrain myself from the “clean your plate” mantra I got as a kid.

    Jeff D

    March 4, 2009 at 9:09 am

  4. @Jeff: Yeah, cleaning my plate is also an issue for me, as I can’t seem to stop doing it. Leaving food behind is practically a SIN punishable by death in my mind. It sure helps when I have someone else with me to finish my guilt food for me, but if I don’t then I end up leaving it.


    March 4, 2009 at 9:42 am

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