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Huge Feast v 2 Meals

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 29, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Hi,

So I was wondering if there is any draw backs or benefits of going from:

Two meals (1000 calories and 700)

to:

1 Large Meal (1200 calories) and snacking on 200 calories of each: fruit, nuts, meat in between meals.

The second option is definitely easiest to produce as it's only one meal. I'd imagine it would be a more enjoyable life because of the reduction of stress associated with producing and eating a healthy meal.

Just wanted an outsiders perspective before I made any decisions.

I still eat breakfast on top of this.

Cas

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on August 12, 2013
at 03:32 PM

That largely depends on what you want to reach with your diet. Are you talking about benefits in terms of health, or time needed to prepare food?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 29, 2013
at 01:54 PM

If you allow yourself to be adapted to burning fat for fuel, then you will not feel the sudden urge to need to have a meal at a set schedule. I still recommend eating meals, not snacking.

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on July 29, 2013
at 01:35 PM

It comes down to convenience. I think 200 calories of each nuts, fruit and left over chicken from big feast will keep me not feeling hungry. I'm more interested in knowing, is this healthier or less healthier than having 3 set meal plans. Baring in mind, the more meals I do, the more likely there will be slip ups.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 29, 2013
at 01:20 PM

So really, you are saying three meals or two meals plus snacks. With that, I would skip the snacks and some days do three meals and some days do two meals. That is my preferred eating habit, with the occasional one meal day about every 7 to 10 days. 200 kcal of fruit or nuts for snacks will most likely only make you hungry, because neither is very much food. My philosophy is to eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full. If snacking fills you up, you aren't really hungry.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 29, 2013
at 01:54 PM

If you allow yourself to be adapted to burning fat for fuel, then you will not feel the sudden urge to need to have a meal at a set schedule. I still recommend eating meals, not snacking.

767092ba80a4d3cf61e9a651aa9d95aa

(35)

on July 29, 2013
at 01:35 PM

It comes down to convenience. I think 200 calories of each nuts, fruit and left over chicken from big feast will keep me not feeling hungry. I'm more interested in knowing, is this healthier or less healthier than having 3 set meal plans. Baring in mind, the more meals I do, the more likely there will be slip ups.

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on July 29, 2013
at 02:19 PM

the two meal method with bfast seems to be fine for me. If lunch is big dinner is smaller or vice versa. Some times both are big haha. depends on my hunger and or want of left overs. I have had early dinners (7pm) and late (9pm). either way i seem fine.

I try to make the meal reflect the current and future rather than have a set amount. im am 6'2" 145 26 yrs old. (1000 calories and 700) are probably the range of my meals if i were to break it down i think. i usually do a tad of snacking

How do you feel different with these plans? what are your goals?

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on July 29, 2013
at 01:37 PM

how do YOU feel doing the first versus the second? For me, eating tons of food at lunch makes me comatose. However, I've realized that the problem with snack food is that you can eat it and keep being hungry. It sometimes fill the need and it sometimes doesn't and can make me more hungry. The answer, with everything, is it depends on how you feel and your schedule, goals (losing weight? gaining weight? eating with friends and family?)...if you're trying to lose weight, gain weight, etc. Sorry I can't be more helpful, just don't know WHY you are asking.

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