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#1 rabicamail

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    Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:32 PM

    How many meals a day is good to stay healthy and look beautiful and wht should be included in my diet .
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    #2 mnh1983

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      Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:54 PM

      Well, I've heard that you should eat something every four hours or so. That will prevent you from starving at any point during the day and pigging out.

      As for what you should eat, make sure you're eating plenty of fruits and veggies so you get the nutrients your body needs.

      #3 momichele

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        Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:56 PM

        3-5 small meals. Make sure you eat lots of veggies & fruits.

        #4 sjmacphe

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          Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:01 PM

          It depends a lot on what your needs are - as the other ladies have said several meals that are smaller is most often ideal. If you're exercising lots you may want to increase your protein intake, if you want to burn some fat quickly then higher protein + veggie (and lower levels of carbs - not NO carbs) is usually a good plan. But you need to make sure you eat enough, if you try to starve yourself then you may end up pigging out without meaning to. I typically have 3 larger meals and 2-3 snacks a day. But, if I'm not hungry - I might skip a snack, if you're working out in the am you might want to have a bigger breakfast.

          I think you just need to figure out your goals (ie weight loss, or maintenance) - that will also help guide you. Good luck :)

          #5 *Lo*

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            Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:02 PM

            I don't know, I just eat whenever I get hungry. Which is probably every 4 hours. But everyone is different.

            #6 amygirl1169

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              Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:04 PM

              Wow, that is quite a loaded question! Everyone is different, but I've really learned a lot from Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet.

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              #7 bahiabride2010

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                Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:23 PM

                Amygirl....me too! I've lost 30 pounds eating clean! I usually have breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, pre-workout snack and dinner! I guess that's 6 meals a day for me...it's really important to eat regularly to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. I eat lots of fruits and veggies, lots of lean protein, and lots of water.

                #8 amygirl1169

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                  Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:15 PM

                  Yep, I bring my cooler with me now and am always hungry! LOL But hungry for good foods, no more bingeing

                  #9 CeeCee76

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                    Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:23 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by momichele
                    3-5 small meals. Make sure you eat lots of veggies & fruits.
                    I agree with momichele.
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                    #10 gymrat

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                      Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:28 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by bahiabride2010
                      Amygirl....me too! I've lost 30 pounds eating clean! I usually have breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, pre-workout snack and dinner! I guess that's 6 meals a day for me...it's really important to eat regularly to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. I eat lots of fruits and veggies, lots of lean protein, and lots of water.
                      i have to agree.
                      eating every 3-5 meals a day works. trust me. it sounds like alot, but that's the only way you'll shed the pounds.
                      Drinking lots of water.
                      Fruits and veggies for a snack.... cutting back on carbs...
                      USE ALL YOUR COLOURS!!
                      RED: apples, ORANGE: oranges, YELLOW: Bananas, GREEN: pears, BLUE: Blueberries, PURPLE:plums, BROWN: also pears......
                      and you can do the same for veggies.

                      *don't eat past 8 pm

                      RICE: JUST SAY NO.... try 100% wild rice... it looks like bird food, but tastes reallllll good.

                      DRESSINGS: cut back on dressings as much as you can. if you can't resist, try a low fat vinegarette.

                      hope that helps a bit.

                      TJ.




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