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9/15/18 12:04 P

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Thank you for sharing. It's very interesting to me.

So you exercise in the morning before you've had anything to eat? That too is interesting to me,not sure I could do that! LOL

Given that I have been grazing in the past months, I may start by agreeing with myself to eat 'just' 4 times per day. And then see how it goes. Or would it be better to 'go cold turkey' and jumpt to having only 3 meals per day at once? What is your thought?

Also I wonder if it got easier for you as you went along, to eat the way you do now. Was it hard at first and did it get easier?

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9/14/18 11:29 P

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I eat lunch about 12-12:30 and dinner about 6-7 then dessert about 9.
I had always been a breakfast eater until about a year ago. I was hungry when my eyes opened or so I thought. And I had very creative breakfasts for a few years such as oats or yogurt w/ berries and nuts or an omelet a with eggs and veggies and a meaty protien like Canadian bacon. But then I realized that no matter what I had I was still hungry by late morning so had a scheduled snack. By lunchtime I was already tight on cals and then still hungry at dinner with little cals left. I got tired of the calorie budget. I must confess too that I retired last year from a thirty year teaching career and found that less stress and anxiety I really am not hungry in the morning. In addition, I like an empty stomach to exercise and my routine shifted to mid morning walks or exercise classes so those factors weigh heavily on my meal timing. I also do some evening classes a couple nights so don't like having an afternoon snack. I drink hot coffee or tea most days about 3-4!. I like knowing that I can have pretty much as much food as I'd like at two main meals still staying in calorie range. As I mentioned before this evolved over time with trial and error. One day I just made up my mind to try it a few days, then a full week. I still occasionally desire to eat breakfast foods so I wait for a weekend of out of the ordinary and usually have a late breakfast, skip lunch, continue on routine. Not as easy as it sounds some days but most days now are just ordinary routine eating days.

Thanks for letting me babble on about this. It helps me to hear myself. Some days I want to totally rebel and others are so automatic!

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9/13/18 9:12 A

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emoticon for responding!

That's interesting what you wrote.

So you don't eat breakfast? At what times are you eating?

I'll go check out your blogs (need to find the time though).

I agree that it seems that everyone is different... I see people having succes (at weight loss and / or at controlling their eating) with such a wide variety of things. I too have been trying many things and was in treatment for binge eating... That taught me that indeed, as you said, it's so important to make a plan and stick to it for a longer period of time, or you won't know just what that plan / method will bring...

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9/12/18 1:57 P

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Hi there! In hope that you can work out a plan that works for you. Of course we are all experiments of one soooo... I will just share a few of my experiences that have brought me to where I am today. (and not every single day, I still stumble)

I have some real food freedom in changing the timing of my meals/calories. For a little over a year now I eat two main meals for lunch and dinner with an evening snack/dessert. I used to say I was like a baby and needed to eat every 2-4 hrs so I have come a ways. Not having to plan time and especially calories range into so many meals has Fred me of a sort. I did a lot of study on controlling cravings, resisiting urges, and recognizing/tolerating hunger. I rebelled at first and when I tried the study of Intemittant fasting I was like no way! But now that is basically what I do in a sense without considering it fasting. I have come to appreciate that slight hunger as a sweet emptiness and have blogged on that topic. This eating routine has evolved over years of trial and error and Still with some error especially with binging. But I have come so far and managed to maintain my weight within range. So just know that it is possible! Keep posting. Keep searching. Keep trying. Find what works for you. And remember, go back and try things again because as life and time evolves what didn't work in the past may work now.

I suggest "working a plan" for a specific time like a few days or a week or more then extending it as it works. Only after that time readjust what is not working and keep working through it.

Best wishes! Keep Sparking!

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9/11/18 7:06 P

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I keep thinking that working on having (longer) meal gaps is very important for me. I thought I'd start a thread about it.
I would like to eat just 4 times per day on most days. I need to find ways to stick to that though.
Suggestions, tips and/or reports of your own attempts are welcome.

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