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Old 05-06-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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After a lot of experimenting, I've fallen in to a meal routine that works for me:

- I eat breakfast sitting at my desk in the mornings checking my email. It always consists of a large glass of unsweetened iced tea, and then either Greek yogurt w/almonds or a Clif bar, depending on if I remembered to grab my yogurt on the way out the door (or, as is the case right now, my fridge is broken so I can't store perishable food!). I prefer the yogurt, but the Clif bar does fine, just a bit sweeter than I prefer.

- Lunch is usually sitting at my desk as well, but I read the forums or do some other internet surfing -- no working if I can help it. Lunch is mostly a salad or dinner leftovers, but this week I am eating Amy's Kitchen frozen meals on account of the broken fridge.

- Dinner is always a sit-down meal with my husband, either at home or at a restaurant. It's important to us -- I'm not a fan of eating while zoning out in front of the TV. Dinner is almost always home cooked with tons of vegetables and salad with lean meat, but even if we just pick up Panera for dinner, we eat it at the table.

- I also keep 100 calorie packs of almonds in my desk drawer, along with a few packages of shelf-stable chickpea curry. Not the healthiest option, sure, but has saved me in a pinch before.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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I work at home so I don't eat three sit-down meals. I sit down for dinner with my partner but I have several small snacks throughout the day. It might be a small bowl of soup, a sandwich, some pita and hummus, peanuts, fruit, or what have you. Dinner is the big event here since it's family time for us.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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The past few years I have been fairly good about eating properly. During winter I slack a bit and I am also not a stranger to pizza and ice cream. I have a specific meal plan worked out for the entire week, so I know exact amounts and can limit waste while making sure I get the proper intake of food. I have two other meal plans that are like this, but I generally use my "Phase II" plan because it is the easiest to prepare and tastes the best. On that point, I eventually got tired of cooking and went to canned tuna and chicken, but when I do cook meat, I cook all of it at the beginning of the week. Eating the same foods every week gets old after awhile, but it is functional and I can always buy other stuff in addition to the meal plan to keep things fresh, because let's face it, you really gotta be a trooper to make it through that cottage cheese.

Here is lunch and dinner for today:



It's is difficult to eat everything when at work because it is so busy sometimes. To really stay on track with the eating schedule, I have to wake up on time (not sleep in), otherwise, because you are eating whole foods, you are more full than you would be if you ate, say, three chocolate bars for breakfast at 300 calories a piece.

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Not shown, Breakfast:

Egg Whites
Olive Oil (7 grams)
1 Pear
Oatmeal
Yogurt
Strawberries


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Old 05-07-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: California
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No. Unless I go out for breakfast I usually just start my day with coffee/tea/water and when my stomach 'wakes up' I do a breakfast closer to noon. Usually toast or cereal and then small snacks all afternoon. Sometimes I'll eat something more substantial for lunch and will be good until dinner, which I eat around 7.

Honestly though, I don't have a routine and I just go with how I feel at the time. I haven't eaten at all today yet and it's nearly 1pm. I'm about to make a tuna sandwich. This is because I went out to dinner after 8pm last night and had a big meal I guess.
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