What you eat and drink is really not all that complicated. A nutritionist will argue this point. But I have trained a lot of people, including myself, over a long period of time. My belief is that eating behaviors trump counting calories and nutrient values.
Two simple things to keep in mind:
- Fat loss is not rocket science,
- It’s not so much what you swallow, but what’s going on in your head when you’re doing it. Eat slowly. Notice what you are swallowing. Don’t flush it down with water or a beverage.
Personally, I don’t recommend any “big" meals. Not breakfast, lunch or dinner.
If you are going to eat a “main meal,” it should be the meal farthest away from your big workout.
Personally, I would rather just spread things out. For example, I have about 10 pounds of fat to dump. Right now, I’m on a one-meal program. For breakfast, I eat one or two banana’s with a little whole-grain cereal, raisins and non-fat milk. Lunch is my main meal. I eat at 1:00 p.m. sharp. I don’t binge out. Big salad, sometimes a healthy burger (no fries), diet drink. In the evening at 7:00 p.m, I do my weight workout, gut and stretch (about 40 minutes, no rest intervals). I have recently put in a bike ride around 7 a.m. for about 45 minutes, with good hills on the route.
If I feel hungry before bed, I eat an apple with some extra-crunchy peanut butter. I know it’s cheating, but it a small sin.
I give you the above details because it works. You can modify things as you like. But don’t count calories and mainly, just be conscious of how you’re eating when you're eating. In other words, BE THERE AND THOUGHTFUL OF WHAT, AND HOW MUCH, YOU ARE SWALLOWING.
Say a little prayer before you eat. Get centered. Don’t stuff your mouth. Slow down the eating process. “Mindful eating” is very important.