Food for Fuel - Eat It When You Need It


Allow yourself 100 calories (or your personal hourly burn rate - see "How To Follow" instructions) for every waking hour. For example if you normally wake before 7am and go to bed after 11pm. This gives you 1600 calories for each day. An important feature of this method is that you must always EARN your next meal by doing without food for a number of hours equal to the caloric value of your last meal. Therefore; if you eat 300 calories at 7am you can not even consider putting another thing in your mouth until after 10am. The same is true for lunch... If you eat 600 calories at 12pm you can not eat another thing until after 6pm. The tricky part is the evening meal. If you eat at 7pm and the meal is 800 calories, you have to do without food for eight waking hours; so that would be four hours before bed and four hours after you wake at 7am. Therefore you will not be able to eat anything until 11am the next day.

(marksrader's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Legumes and Legume Products
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Butter and Cream
Other Dairy Products
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

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 How To Follow Food for Fuel - Eat It When You Need It:

First you need to find your total daily caloric burn rate. (You can use the Exercise Diary within to figure your daily average). You then divide that number by 2 and then divide again by the number of waking hours in an average day. This will give you your hourly burn rate. For this example the hourly burn rate is 100 calories.

When you eat your next meal Journal it. Measure the caloric values including everything that you drink and eat. If you eat 500 calories then look at the clock and measure five hours. Then tell yourself... that is when I can eat next.
  by member marksrader
I am Pam's husband and my life started when I met her.
member since: 25 Jan 11

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marksrader's top tips

1.Record all your food intake and calorie count for each meal.
2.Figure your personal hourly burn rate. ((daily caloric burn / 2) / number of average waking hours in your day)= your hourly burn rate. USE THE EXERCISE DIARY TO FIGURE YOUR DAILY BURN AVERAGE
3.Wait one hour for every 100 calories (or your personal burn rate) you consume before eating again.
4.Only count waking hours between meals.
5.When you eat before your appointed time you must add the remaining calories to be burned from your last meal to your current meal and then figure the hours before your next meal.
6.Once you achieve your goal weight you can use this method to maintain your weight. Use your full daily burn divided by the number of hours in your average day as your hourly burn rate.

About / History

I developed this diet because I have never been good at knowing when I should eat. My body was never good at telling me. So when the opportunity to eat was given me... I would eat. It is easier for me to tell myself after eating... "OK, I will eat again in 6 hours." It frees my mind not to think about food until it was due. It is also easy to say "No, I can't eat again until 7..." when tempted. I saw it like fuel for my car I usually do not buy gas until I need it. This is how I can tell myself I will not eat until I need it.

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