While I don't think we can eat whatever we want and as much as we want, I do think there is something to when we eat/how often we eat. I saw this article "The perfect time to eat lunch" and it talks about our modern way of eating and how it's messed up our metabolism.http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/24/perfect-time-to-eat-lunch/
I have been a member of this site for almost 3 years. Despite slow weightloss I've always hung in there hoping one day all my exercise and good eating would be reflected on the scales. I replaced refined carbs with vegetables or healthier carbs, dramactically cut sugars, I exchanged fatty proteins for healthy proteins/fish. I ate the recommended 5-6 times a day to "keep my metabolism humming." I always ran a daily calorie deficit
(calories in/calories out, right?).
Then this past January, I read a couple of articles saying its not what you eat but when you eat. I started following an eating "schedule" to get my body back on track. Still keeping with my healthy way of eating, I stuck to only 3 meals a day, no snacking between, no over-eating at any 1 meal, no eating 3-4 hours before bed. I do have bad eating days and realized I can't be this routined everyday of my life so I also adopted the 5:2 eating plan where 2 days a week I fast, 5 days a week I eat my normal/reasonable diet (article recommends alternative day fasting--which should only be done under a doctors consent). Call it coincidence but I'm now just a few pounds away from my goal. I've made more progress in my weightloss journey since January than I did in the past year.
So food for thought...I've taken a lot of advice from the people on this site and through trial and error I found something that perosnally worked for me. Just trying to pass the information along as it may help someone else.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!