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If you're dieting, I need some advice enoel13 3 kids; somewhere hot in, AL, United States 7696 posts
16th Jul '12

So I'm trying really hard to lose 15 pounds. I've read that when you're working out and dieting the best thing to do to help weight loss is to have a big breakfast, medium size lunch, and small dinner/
Ok, I have no idea how to eat a big breakfast so I need suggestions lol. I usually only have a cup of coffee and a piece of toast.
I also have zero ideas for small dinners. When I make dinner for my family, there's a lot of food. Should I just give myself smaller portions?
TIA.

DulceAmore. Japan 142 posts
16th Jul '12

what about if you do breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner? Just make sure the meals are small portions. When you eat atleast 5 times a day, it'll speed you metabolism.

enoel13 3 kids; somewhere hot in, AL, United States 7696 posts
16th Jul '12
Quoting DulceAmore.:" what about if you do breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner? Just make sure the meals are small portions. When you eat atleast 5 times a day, it'll speed you metabolism."


That might be easier on me lol. Idk why I didn't think of that.

DulceAmore. Japan 142 posts
16th Jul '12

Lol. That's what I'm doing. I've lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. It's probably water weight, but still! Lol

enoel13 3 kids; somewhere hot in, AL, United States 7696 posts
16th Jul '12
Quoting DulceAmore.:" Lol. That's what I'm doing. I've lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. It's probably water weight, but still! Lol"


Hey, when the number on the scale goes down, there is much celebration to be had. So congrats. lol.

*sp* 2 kids; Texas 16155 posts
16th Jul '12

Instead of that you should do 6 small meals. I can't eat a large breakfast either. I just had a glass of apple juice and a plum. Lol But I'll probably eat something small in another hour or two. Drink LOTS of water...I drink like a ton during the day. Counting calories has ALWAYS worked for me and that's with minimal work outs.

enoel13 3 kids; somewhere hot in, AL, United States 7696 posts
16th Jul '12
Quoting *sp*:" Instead of that you should do 6 small meals. I can't eat a large breakfast either. I just had a glass ... [snip!] ... of water...I drink like a ton during the day. Counting calories has ALWAYS worked for me and that's with minimal work outs."


I'm using Livestrong.com to count calories and I'm doing 30 Day Shred so I'm hoping between the two I'll see some results soon.

*sp* 2 kids; Texas 16155 posts
16th Jul '12
Quoting E&B+3:" I'm using Livestrong.com to count calories and I'm doing 30 Day Shred so I'm hoping between the two I'll see some results soon."


That's good and most you will! Everytime I've ever counted calories I've dropped weight fairly quickly.

Jacob'sKeeper 2 kids; some little town, MT, United States 9484 posts
16th Jul '12

For breakfast I usually have either a bowl of oatmeal with raisins, scrambled eggs, or a banana with yogurt.
For lunch I found these awesome wraps, either that or I'll have a salad or something
product-light_sundried_tomato.jpgHere is a link with the different kinds and ideas
http://www.flatoutbread.com/

Snacks I have fiber bars, rice cakes *the chocolate kind are my fave* yogurt, fruit, or veggies
Supper depends, I pay close attention to the serving portions and eat a salad

Hope this helped, good luck!

DulceAmore. Japan 142 posts
16th Jul '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bananapancakes:</b>" For breakfast I usually have either a bowl of oatmeal with raisins, scrambled eggs, or a banana with ... [snip!] ... or veggies Supper depends, I pay close attention to the serving portions and eat a salad Hope this helped, good luck!"</blockquote>




Mmm.. Those look so good. Where do you buy them at?

enoel13 3 kids; somewhere hot in, AL, United States 7696 posts
16th Jul '12
Quoting Bananapancakes:" For breakfast I usually have either a bowl of oatmeal with raisins, scrambled eggs, or a banana with ... [snip!] ... or veggies Supper depends, I pay close attention to the serving portions and eat a salad Hope this helped, good luck!"


Oooh they look yummy. Do they have them at Kroger or Hyvee? I've never seen those before.

Jacob'sKeeper 2 kids; some little town, MT, United States 9484 posts
16th Jul '12
Quoting E&B+3:" Oooh they look yummy. Do they have them at Kroger or Hyvee? I've never seen those before."


We have neither of those stores in Montana lol. I found them at the market here, which is wierd b/c it's a super small town lol. I looked at Walmart when I was doing my monthly shopping in the city, but couldn't find them. Maybe you can special order some at your local store?

enoel13 3 kids; somewhere hot in, AL, United States 7696 posts
16th Jul '12
Quoting Bananapancakes:" We have neither of those stores in Montana lol. I found them at the market here, which is wierd b/c ... [snip!] ... when I was doing my monthly shopping in the city, but couldn't find them. Maybe you can special order some at your local store?"


I shall do my research lol.



So far today I had coffee and yogurt for breakfast and a bagel for my morning snack and one of those suckers would be perfect for lunch or an aftrernoon snack. haha

Jacob'sKeeper 2 kids; some little town, MT, United States 9484 posts
16th Jul '12
Quoting E&B+3:" I shall do my research lol. So far today I had coffee and yogurt for breakfast and a bagel for my morning snack and one of those suckers would be perfect for lunch or an aftrernoon snack. haha"


Haha, they are quite delectable

user banned Japan 2 posts
31st Jul '12

What you need is a healthy weight loss plan. You need to learn how to manage your diet in order to drop those extra pounds. Assuming you work out, find a diet that is low in carbs (rice, pasta, bread etc) and high in proteins (meats, eggs, fish, tofu etc). I went on the Dukan diet this time last year (had a total of 24 pounds to lose) and I did it in a matter of 12 weeks. The diet is easy to maintain and I