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Thread: How big ARE your meals?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    How big ARE your meals?

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    Brand newbie. Very irritable and very curious/confused, please bear with me. I posted my food journal so far on another thread, and the main response was: "Why are you eating so often?" I didn't even consider this! I suppose it is "CW" (yes, I'm reading TPB) to "graze" all day long? So, I'm curious... how often do you eat, and how big are your meals? I've heard a lot of talk about "eat when you're hungry, don't eat when you're not, duh"... but I have this lingering fear that if I don't eat small portions all day long, I'm going to end up famished and craving sweets. Please enlighten me! I want to learn.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    as big as i want em to be, gosh!

    some days a meal will be a giant plate full of meat and veggies and butter, other days like just now a meal can be sliced cucumber and tuna

    eat when hungry, don't freak out
    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    The Observable Universe
    BIG - especially my post-workout meal - two or three times a day (doing leangains)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    the world
    Learn to not graze first of all & figure out some way to not eat big every day or u will get fat. Good luck.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    As big as I want them to be to feel comfortably full. Uncomfortably full if it is a meal I was looking particularly forward to. LOL

    I eat every other day.

    "Grazing" has been debunked most recently in Mark's multiple part series of posts on the benefits of IF.
    5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120

    "Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST!"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    2 meals a day pretty day for me.....
    5 eggs, 2oz cheese, 1/2 pound of bacon (breakfast)
    1lb fatty meat and 1lb pound of sauteed veggies with butter (dinner)
    two cups of coffee with heavy cream through the day.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Santa Barbara
    I used to have a CW fear of eating a real meal, especially breakfast and lunch. Once I started eating a real breakfast and saw constant slow weight gain, it only reinforced that fear. So I became a snacker during the day. Lotta good that did me. All that really does is hide how much you are really eating from yourself while keeping your insulin jacked up driving fat into your fat cells.

    When I first started, my breakfast was plain yogurt with creme fraiche mixed in (to make it extra fatty) with nuts. It wasn't an outlandish sized bowl or anything, either. In the past, I ate whole plain yogurt with half a mango and granola, so this was even less food than I was used to. It was so satisfying that for the first time in my whole life I went all day long until dinner with no hunger. I didn't eat anything and I didn't even think about it.

    I've since switched to eggs and meat for breakfast (1/3lb meat and 2 eggs) so that I can get more protein, healthy fats and vitamins in. I eat lunch now, usually a can of sardines or maybe a banana. Lunch is just a snack-sized meal for me. Dinner is meat, sweet potatoes and veggies. Total calories around 1200-1500 usually. And yes, I sometimes run at lunch. Today I even sprinted. I almost stepped on a squirrel. Maybe next time I will have it for dinner. ha ha.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    milwaukee, WI
    eat til im full ... sometimes small sometimes large ... @ neckhammer with that much bacon i hope its pasturized uncured pork
    started at 310 July 23rd 2011 ... workin and workin!

    my journal -

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Black coffee for breakfast every day.

    Workout days I fast almost 24 hours, lift for 2 hours in the gym, and come home to a pound of meat, a pound of vegetables, a pound of sweet potato, and 6-12 eggs. Coming to about 1500-2000 calories, depending on how many eggs.

    Nonworkout days I eat lunch of maybe 1/4-1/2 lb meat, a small handful of veggies, and maybe some rice, if my coworkers and I are going out to eat. Otherwise I continue the fast with coffee. Dinner would be similar to workout days, except I eat 1/4-1/2 lb of sweet potato instead of a pound. If I ate lunch, then I'll dial back on the eggs or meat or both depending on how I feel. Calories 1500-2000 also.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
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    I eat twice a day, plus my morning bulletproof coffee.

    Some sample meals:

    4 Scrambled eggs with peppers and onions, 6 slices of bacon.

    12 Oz Sirloin with large salad (Romaine, Peppers, olives)

    8 Oz Hamburger with Guacamole, macadamia butter and 2 over easy eggs.
    Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine. ―Bruce Lee

    2012: 01/17 238~34% | 03/17 215~28%| 5/17 196~24% | 8/22 188 ~20% (then I got lazy)
    2013: 1/27 190~20%

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