thanks very much for the replies I was only asking because I managed to put on a stone whilst on holiday last summer (camping) so really don't want to do that again. I guess I could have an egg for breakfast? Tin of tuna with green salad/veg for lunch. About how many calls would I have then (with no snacks and just diet drinks)? Any dinner ideas? Thanks
Oh and I have been doing 16:8 for s while and just had a couple of weeks camping in France with our two children. What we did...
Skipped breakfast / just had a couple of cups of coffee, but fed the children cereal / toast / pancakes as usual. Lunch around 1230, usually bread, tomatoes, charcuterie, cheese etc, plus any leftovers from dinners'. Dinner around 7pm - usually BBQ meat or fish, with salads and maybe fried potatoes. No desserts except for children. Wine every night;-) No snacking in btw or after dinner.
We didn't lose any weight and we did eat more bread than usual just because sandwiches are a handy picnic lunch when camping/ travelling. IMHO 16:8 is easier to stick with when out of your usual habitat - same simple rules everyday.
. Daily 16:8, which is an 8-hour dating window, e.g. 12-8pm . No snacks. Eat meals, not junk or takeaways . Drink lots of water, but no fruit juice . Keep to safe alcohol limits, which is 1-2 glasses on 5 days, 2 days dry . No second helpings or "all-you-can-eat" . Only one dessert per day.
That should help keep you at TDEE, without worrying too much about calories. It gives freedom to just enjoy whatever local produce or local restaurants you find.