This is the "diet" that I have tried to live by for the last few years.
1 hundred calorie snacks
2 times a day.
3 hundred calorie breakfast.
4 hundred calorie lunch
5 hundred calorie dinner
That equals about 1400 calories. This works for me. I lose weight when I do this. When spot on, I try to estimate high on calories and round up on things so in theory the 1400 is the max calories injested, hopefully in reality it's more like 1300.
I often will eat a egg beaters breakfast sammie for 200 calories and then an hour 1/2 later eat a 100 calorie yogurt to break breakfast up. (It's almost like getting a "free snack!).
Then I shoot for about a 400 calorie lunch. A vitatop or apple in the afternoon. About a 500 calorie dinner and a bowl of 100 calorie popcorn in the evening.
This worked for me. I lost 100 lbs.
Then I got sloppy. I ate the kids' pizza crusts after lunch, I took a few handfuls of their cereal after putting it away, grabbed a few pretzels after handing out snack. Got in a crabby mood in the afternoon and decided to eat 2 - 3 granola bars in the afternoon because they taste good and "I'll only do it today." Eat leftovers as I am putting dinner away because it was good and there really "it was really healthy!" I rationalized a whole bunch of stuff.
I gained 20 lbs. back. I maintained for a LONG time. Then I gained 20 lbs. back.
Now I'm trying to get back into the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 diet but stick with it and not stray from it!!
I didn't stick with the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 plan today. Why? I don't know. I am posting this as a reminder to ME to GET BACK IN THE HABIT OF IT. Or success will just not come. *sigh*
This is linked with Watch My Weight Wednesday over at Angie's Healthy Living Blog!