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Velvet bean 01-17-2014 08:08 AM

How do you spread your calorie intake through the day?
Every day is different, of course, but I often spread them like this:

Breakfast: 300
Lunch: 600
Dinner: 200
Snacks or drinks: 100
Total: 1200

How do you usually spread the calories? What works for you? :cool:

GoingForGold82 01-17-2014 08:13 AM

I usually keep them pretty even.
Bkfst: 375-450
Lunch: 400-500
Dinner: 400-500
Snacks: 150 (if not built into meal)
Total: 1500

I try to eat in the morning, then snack around 9-10AM, then lunch around noon, then snack around 3PM, then dinner by 7PM along with a Skinny Cow ice cream or some chocolate. It's most difficult for me when I work long hours and am hungrier all the time.

underanalysis 01-17-2014 08:13 AM

Breakfast: 100-200
Snack: 50-100
Lunch: 300-400
Snack: 50-150
Dinner: 300-400

and then usually I have one more snack and/or things go a little over the general limits I listed. I'm shooting for around 1550 calories, though. I have more wiggle room.

spunkystar01 01-17-2014 06:56 PM

Breakfast : 300
Lunch: 400
Dinner: 450-500
Snacks 100-300

My aim is about 1500 per day.

imabehot 01-17-2014 07:01 PM

Breakfast: 250
Lunch: 250
Dinner: 250
Snacks: 150

I aim for 1200-1400 calories a day. I never eat after 6pm. And breakfast is always special k cereal (cereal makes me feel fuller longer).

SweetCurves32 01-23-2014 12:08 PM

I am just getting back into calorie counting after doing Weight Watchers. But I tend to use more calories in the morning for breakfast, with a lighter lunch and snack, and then a moderate dinner and desert. After I track for a week or two I will see what my averages are and post again.

merilung 01-23-2014 12:12 PM

My usual spread is something like:

Breakfast: 700-900
Dinner: 300-500

I shoot for 1200 calories a day.

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