Thread: Eating regularity
2/17/2009 4:59pm, #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
After finally working out that I was eating too much I've managed to drop 14 kilos since December. I did this by halving my meal sizes and having 6-7 small meals a day.
What I want to know from everyone on here is what's your intervals for eating? I've been eating every 3 hours but find that I'm hungry a lot of the time. I know some people advocate eating every 2 hours and was wondering whether I would end up eating too much overall in a day or whether this is too small an interval.
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2/17/2009 6:56pm, #2
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
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When I'm dieting I tend to just eat 3 times a day and chew lots of gum in between to help control hunger. I've tried eating 6-8 times a day, and I've found that it's time-consuming and leaves me hungry all the time. At least when it's 3 times a day I'm only hungry most of the time.
Of course, I have never lost weight with the intention of keeping it off, so that's all pretty irrelevant.
Real advice: If you're sure you've been cutting your calories gradually enough for your body to get used to it, maybe you should try changing up your macronutrient ratio instead of thinking about how often to eat. You may just be not eating enough fat, or eating the wrong things at the wrong time of day.