I don't pay much attention to WHEN I eat, as long as I'm eating pretty much throughout the day and not keeping myself hungry all day and eating all my calories at night. I haven't noticed any difference between eating late at night, early in the day, etc and my weight (though I have noticed that I feel better when I eat in different ways...breakfast at least an hour before morning workout, no refined carbs by themselves, no sugar and alcohol in combination...but that's less about timing and more about what I'm eating).
I did make an effort early on in my journey to eat more at lunch, and found an easy solution to ensure my lunch and dinner calories are pretty balanced...I cook 4 portions of dinner so that we'll have lunch leftovers, and eat those for lunch the next day. That way, if my dinner last night was on plan, my lunch will be too, and I know that I'm getting about the same calories at lunch as at dinner. I'd say the main advantage of that, though, is that lunch is always planned and taken care of, saving me a lot of headaches and planning time.
The nice thing about calorie counting is that you can adapt it to yourself. You may do better with your calories spread out, or with other little "tweaks"...you'll discover those along the way!
Goal Met - 10/28/07
- My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story
- Where Have I Been?
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!