What's the "normal" amount of calories that should be in a meal?

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  1. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Just on average...give me an idea so I know what I'm looking at. :x:
     
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    based on how many cals total diet? and how many meals?
     
  3. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I eat 6 times a day. I don't really know how many calories I'm supposed to be eating, I just want to lose weight. I've lost some so far just by eatin healthy, but I haven't really been counting calories.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    calories for the day should be around 10-12x bodyweight
     
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    700x6 meals a day ftw
     
  6. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    :eek3:
     
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    Been eating more or less than you thought was right?
     
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    figure out your maintence calories, cut 500 off of that, and divide that into equal numbers for how many times a day you eat. look at stickies/archives/search to find out how to figure maintenence. i personally eat bigger meals early in the day, but i'm not sure if that's necessary or not...i'm just more hungry in the am :hs:
     
  9. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    This is what I eat Mon - Fri.
    8:00 Nutrigrain bar
    10:00 Bag of gold fish
    12:00 sushi or subway or sub from Publix
    2 or 3:00 Banana
    5:00 Ensure
    7-7:30 Dinner, usually chicken cutlets or steak w/ veggies
     
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    Ummmmmmm chicken cutlets.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Yeah, the thin sliced chicken breasts.
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    I count two meals and four snacks
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Well, the nutrigrain bar is my breakfast. I don't have time on weekdays to make anything. On the weekends I make myself oatmeal and/or eggs.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Excuses, I used to say the same thing. Just give yourself an extra 30 minutes in the morning to make a proper breakfast.
     
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    Oats + milk + protein + blender = breakfast in 2minutes
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    I already wake up at 6:40am. I can't get up any earlier...I really can't.

    IBweakminded :o
     
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    Ummmmmmm chicken cutlets= homer drooling over chicken Cutlets.

    ummmmmmmmmmm chi - ken cut- lettsss
     
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    :rofl: They are definitely yummy.
     
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    Are you trying to lose or gain weight? That's not a lot of food.
     
  21. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Lose. I have already gone down one clothing size in one month. :big grin: And a cup size too. :o
     
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    then youre doing great!
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Thanks! :)
     
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    I would start with 10x your bodyweight for calories; yeah, it might sound like a lot but really, it's ok to eat, especially if you're working out :)

    From the looks of it you need more protein. Yes, even if you're running for your main form of exercise. I try for 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight. Lose the nutrigrain bar for breakfast; try a myoplex light bar or a south beach diet snack bar if you feel the need to have something fast that you can eat in the car (which I can totally understand).

    Protein and carbs at each meal :wiggle: Don't feel pressured to have six mini-meals unless that works for you. I usually end up with 4-5 meals/snacks a day.
     
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