trackin64's Journal, 25 February 2018

Simple tweaks to consider, no matter what dietary program you follow:

A study of 93 women found that the participants who ate a 700 cal breakfast, 500 cal lunch and 200 cal dinner lost 2.5 times more weight than the group that ate their calories in the reverse (big dinner). They also saw greater improvements in their blood sugar and lipids. Throwing this out there for those who might want to give it a shot.

Diet Calendar Entry for 25 February 2018:
1430 kcal Fat: 105.57g | Prot: 72.17g | Carb: 47.99g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Heavy Cream, Naturegg Eggs, Kroger Sliced Mushrooms, Nature's Rancher Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Animal Fat or Drippings. Lunch: Trader Joe's Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat. Dinner: Pork Loin (Whole, Lean Only), Mayonnaise, Calavo Avocado. Snacks/Other: Coffee, Heavy Cream. more...
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I like 200-300 calories for breakfast, and 500 lunch the rest During the dinner time. It’s worked very well for me 
25 Feb 18 by member: rosio19
What matters most is the amount of calories one consumes 
25 Feb 18 by member: rosio19
Rosio you have done so well. I think I agree to an extent with you that timing will have minimal effect, over things like the type of calories and how you burn them during the day :) But firing your engine harder earlier in the day may will give more kinesis during the rest of the day ..hmm interesting. Thanks for sharing Trackin :) 
25 Feb 18 by member: Bandrai
I understand, one size don’t fit all. But I find lots of comments on here saying that the evening/nights are the hardest n I totally agree with that. That is why I save my calories for the evening. 
25 Feb 18 by member: rosio19
Please, cite the study. I would like to read it.  
25 Feb 18 by member: Sugartits69
I find that sounds about right for me. I eat a big portion of my calories in the morning, then taper off and eat my last food around 2-3pm 
25 Feb 18 by member: Fritzy 22
I do try to taper my Calories off by dinner time. So my biggest calories come from morning or lunch. 
25 Feb 18 by member: toeat4fuel
thank you for the reinforcement! I need to hear things over and over to get it to stick. That's 1400 calories in a whole day - I rarely eat that little! will keep trying...... 
25 Feb 18 by member: BeckyB3
Very interesting .. I will journal that....thank you for sharing the information;) 
25 Feb 18 by member: maxie4
Sounds like a very very limited diet.l mean for example a 200cals for supper would about equal a1/4 cup of chopped walnuts.Here's Supper😏 
25 Feb 18 by member: murphthesurf
@Sugartits69, I will try to find that info for you. It may be in Dr. Jason Fung's "The Obesity Code" - somewhere - or might be in "The Complete Guide to Fasting" by Dr. Fung and Jimmy Moore. I was reading both yesterday. Dr. Fung claims he only uses quality studies done on humans and mostly peer-reviewed and published ones.  
25 Feb 18 by member: trackin64
@Murphthesurf - The total calories for the day are 1400, which seems to be typical for many of the women dieters on this site. So it's not limited in the overall calories for the day, just for the dinner meal. I worked up a 200 cal dinner and it's 4 oz pork loin and 1 T mayo. I'm not an evening snack person and eat dinner early. I have found on IF days (600 cals) I do go to bed hungry but I sleep better and fall asleep faster - in order to get away from the hunger, most likely. I've been looking into ways to reduce insulin resistance as it is the basis of prediabetes. People who "load" their dinner may actually drive themselves to want a snack later by causing a larger insulin release, driving down blood sugar and causing hunger to develop in the body's attempt to fix that problem. That said, I can't eat a 700 cal breakfast - too filling.  
25 Feb 18 by member: trackin64
Thank you for sharing :) 
25 Feb 18 by member: cherik1
I would not be able to lose wt at 1400. Even at maintenance, I expect my daily limits will be around 1300. I do around 1000-1100 at the most right now. I'd like to know what other ladies are topping out at. 
25 Feb 18 by member: Jipper500
If you are not losing weight then you are getting to many carbs and too much sugar even natural sugar is hard to burn off try the Ketogenic diet I’m down 40 lbs in 3 months 
25 Feb 18 by member: billybobdick
Look l misread the key word was woman,should of just by passed this blog.l suppose this diet is the one shoe fits all for woman those who are athletic and your couch potato.My mistake as usual. 
25 Feb 18 by member: murphthesurf
LOL - it's not a "diet" per se, Murphthesurf - it was a study of the effects of meal timing and the participants were women and they ate the same number of calories to provide SOME kind of control. The take-away, if there is one, was that timing of caloric consumption seems to make a difference in outcomes. The information could be adapted to whatever number of calories a person consumes. I wish I could see the whole study to know whether these were young or old women or a mix, and indeed how active they were. Assuming there was a spectrum then the results are the average of the participants.  
25 Feb 18 by member: trackin64
Since I’m not a breakfast person and have retired , I have my smoothie and then eat more calories at lunch since I’m home and then to a small plate of something while my husband eats. My grandparents always had their big meal at lunch time. When your working you have to tweak it. 
25 Feb 18 by member: mrsdave1
Mrsdave1, since you aren't a breakfast person, intermittent fasting might be a great option for you. That's why it works for me. 
25 Feb 18 by member: Wizardcq
Sounds reasonable to me. I just cannot do a big meal for breakfast though, no matter what I do, but I do try to keep all of my meals small-ish anyway. I've just come to realize that I don't really need as many calories as I thought I did. Especially at the moment since I have an injured hip and neuropathy in my feet that makes it difficult to exercise much. 
25 Feb 18 by member: Ravyne Hawke


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