Originally Posted by Wannabeskinny
Many of us find it more mentally satisfying, not to mention physically, to eat our calories in a small window and fast the rest of the day. We get the physiological benefits of going without food for a period, and when we eat we get the pleasure of big or rich meals and that full feeling, too. It's helpful for a lot of folks, myself included.
For example, I have coffee with cream and a fat bomb at 10 am. (250 calories)
Lunch is cheese, a big salad, leftover pot roast, some almonds, and dark chocolate, eaten between 1-3 pm (usually 1200 or so calories).
If I need a snack I'll have some eggs fried in butter or nuts and cheese for 'dinner' around 5-6 pm. Then some hot or iced tea for dessert (200 calories)
This puts my eating window from 10-5, with macros right in range, a great 'full' sensation, an no hunger all night. Then by morning I am either feeling content and energetic or real physiological hunger and begin again. It's great. Plus, I have the flexibility of fasting, eating lightly, and then enjoying a big restaurant meal, too. So no 'deprivation', really, while still maintaining a good calorie deficit.