2 x meals a day?
MacarenaFerreiro · 22/05/2017 14:28
I'm not a breakfast person. I don't ever feel hungry until around 11am, and can easily go to 1pm without eating. Last time I tried to lose weight I was having porridge at 8.30am and was starving again by 11. So this time I'm not eating at all until 1pm and then having around a 600 cal meal (today i had a salad with felafel, roll and a jelly pot) and will have similar at dinner.
All the "experts" say no, you have to have three meals a day. But if overall your calorie intake is the same, does it really matter??
MusicToMyEars800 · 22/05/2017 14:35
If you don't eat regularly your body goes into survival mode and will store fat, also your blood sugar will drop tempting you to reach for sweeter or more carby foods, I tend not to be hungry at lunch so I have a protein filled breakfast such as egg on toast, then at lunch time I will have something small like some nuts, fruit and a yoghurt.
MacarenaFerreiro · 22/05/2017 15:39
I thought the whole "survival mode" thing had been debunked. People are doing the 5:2 fasting thing which isn't that different?
HairsprayBabe · 22/05/2017 15:41
The above isn't even remotely true. To go into "survival mode" you have to eat a very very low amount of calories for a sustained period of time, months and months.
Google 16:8 fasting, lot's of people have had really good successes on it.
Good luck with your weight loss!
Boulshired · 22/05/2017 16:47
I have rarely eaten before 12 for the last decade, and probably been the most stable time in regards to weight, just need to sort out the alcohol and cake.
RedMetamorphosis · 22/05/2017 16:48
Load of bollocks from Music.
I've lost 11kg and kept it off through eating 2 meals a day. I cannot eat until about midday. Normally have a protein-based meal at 1pm and then tea at about 7-7.30pm. I might have a 4pm snack or pudding.
I try to keep my weekly calories at about 9-9500 which allows me leeway for a couple of glasses of wine or a dinner out at the weekends.
MacarenaFerreiro · 22/05/2017 17:01
I'm currently sitting at 87kg and would be delighted to lose 10kg. We;re going on holiday at the beginning of July (6 weeks today) and if I can lose 5kg before we go I'll be delighted. We are going to America, land of the massive portions, so am fully expecting to gain a little while we're there, but if I can keep to the 2 meals a day thing it might mitigate the damage a bit..
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