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    How many times a day do you eat?

    Here is a link to an eating plan called "the Drip". I was started by Tom Danielson's former coach. I found it on the site where I get my training program. It looks good to me but I am not sure of its feasiblity. I currently eat about 4-5 times per day.


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    I have a oat meal breakfast almost everyday a lite lunchsoup or tuna and healthy dinner and a snack of bran cereal at night . once in a while I have a pack a those cheese crackers befor bed . Doing this I have lost 90 lbs most likely more since iI have not been to the Dr to weigh myself in 2 months . been on this since fathers day of last yr and its worked for me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes View Post
    I have a oat meal breakfast almost everyday a lite lunchsoup or tuna and healthy dinner and a snack of bran cereal at night . once in a while I have a pack a those cheese crackers befor bed . Doing this I have lost 90 lbs most likely more since iI have not been to the Dr to weigh myself in 2 months . been on this since fathers day of last yr and its worked for me .


    Awesome weight loss!! Great job! I know that is not easy to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeldmanthey View Post
    Awesome weight loss!! Great job! I know that is not easy to do.
    Thank you ! I should add thou Iam diabetic for now and I do have to modify my diet when riding a lot to keep from bonking . I nibble on a Clif Bar or Glucerna bar and I cut some kina sport drink with water 3 to 1 3 parts water 1 part sport drink . trick to this is to nibble not wolf down a clif bar . Try to keep those sugar levels from spiking or falling to far also . Its winter here in Michigan so I do my riding in the gym and a Clif Bar a last me 2 days 3 if I have more carbs at breakfast .

    I have also found only weighing myself once a month keeps the stress of looking at those pounds down and makes it easier also. you have to find what works for you I don't count calories either just portion sizes and I watch everthing I put in my mouth .

    I do one other thing also if I crave a favorite food like pizza or what have you I go ahead and have it . If I don't i end up over eating other things .
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    6 times a day.

    -breakfast
    -snack
    -lunch
    -snack
    -dinner
    -snack

    calorie intake is based on daily activity. it keeps me level and urges down. i dropped 70 pounds back in 2006 doing this and counting calories and riding my bike. later.

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    200cal/2hr, works out to be around 8x/day
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    200cal/2hr, works out to be around 8x/day
    Wow, that means you never eat what I would consider a "meal" - is this a long term strategy or a temporary weight loss program?
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    temporary.
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    Around 8-10 times a day. I eat small amounts of food periodically. This enables me to eliminate over eating. Meaning that I rarely get too hungry and avoid binge eating as a result.
    It has worked well for me and I am now at 150 lbs down from a high of 210.

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    3.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I do not have the discipline to keep eating small meals throughout the day. It turns into 5 or more meals that are too big. Three meals a day works for me and I have lost over 100lbs doing it (292 to 191. the change in diet is what did it not necesarily just eating 3 meals). A lot of times I add a small snack in between Lunch and Dinner but I could never do 6+ meals a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    Around 8-10 times a day. I eat small amounts of food periodically. This enables me to eliminate over eating. Meaning that I rarely get too hungry and avoid binge eating as a result.
    It has worked well for me and I am now at 150 lbs down from a high of 210.

    How long have you been using this plan? I think the article that I put in the thread is describing exactly how you eat. Was is difficult to start? Are you going to keep it up now that you are 150lbs.
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    I eat 5 times a day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. It works for me.

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    Hmm... for a typical workday where I do a ride before/to work, ride for 45 min at lunch, and then a short ride home:

    Breakfast immediately after waking
    Second Breakfast at work after ride
    Mid-morning snack something small an hour or so before I ride again
    After workout something quick and recoveryish... often a protein shake
    Lunch something moderately substantial
    Afternoon Snack Something quick to get me through the afternoon lul
    Dinner something quick after I get home
    Mid-evening snack usually something small but a little more savory
    Dessert gotta have some kind of sweets
    Late Evening Grazing... I usually wake up once or twice late at night or early in the morning hungry... often have a protein bar and go back to sleep

    The more I ride during the day the less I eat during the day and the more I eat in the evening. On days like today where I rode in the morning but not during the day I end up eating more in the late morning early afternoon and less in the evening.

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    I see that you eat many small meals, but what foods do those meals consist of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeldmanthey View Post
    How long have you been using this plan? I think the article that I put in the thread is describing exactly how you eat. Was is difficult to start? Are you going to keep it up now that you are 150lbs.
    I would say a couple of years I have been eating this way. It gradually fell in place after I researched recommendations for eating and started playing around with my diet. It was fairly easy for me since I have always tended to be a bit of a grazer and plan on eating this way permanently.
    One of my favorite benefits is that I do not wait for very long between meals. I just do not eat as much.
    This is a very good way for me to tailor my calorie intake to my daily needs without under or over eating.
    I highly recommend it but it may not be for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    I would say a couple of years I have been eating this way. It gradually fell in place after I researched recommendations for eating and started playing around with my diet. It was fairly easy for me since I have always tended to be a bit of a grazer and plan on eating this way permanently.
    One of my favorite benefits is that I do not wait for very long between meals. I just do not eat as much.
    This is a very good way for me to tailor my calorie intake to my daily needs without under or over eating.
    I highly recommend it but it may not be for everyone.
    I think we eat similarly... my biggest problem is when I am "captive" somewhere such as an all day meeting or traveling, because I am constantly seeking food, and often the only thing around is crap. I try to bring enough food for all day sometimes in these situations, but it's not always practical.

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    I have the same issue. Unfortunately, I tend to revert to the usual three meals a day more out of necessity. Meetings at client sites are not usually conducive to allowing one to munch away at will. Thank god those are few and far in between.

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    Another bennefit of grazing, is that I find I not only have more consistent and reliable energy, but I also am "ready" for impromptu workouts at all times (whether it be a quick Core workout, a ride or a 5 mile walk.

    I rarely feel sluggish or slow. Rarely hungry and rarely over-stuffed.

    It theoretically should allow for lower bodyfat %'s too, as the body becomes conditioned to constant intake of energy/aminoacids/etc. and stores less reserve energy (as fat). Also should help preserve muscle as I make sure to get at least 10-20g protein at most feedings (or every 3 hours, minimally).

    Never feeling hungry is the best way, I think to not overeat, have cravings, obsess/deny.

    ok, gotta go eat!

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    I'm on with you guys on the 6-8 meals a day plan.
    Breakfast is a bowl of oats with blueberries, bananas and nuts.
    Ride to work
    2nd breakfast is a cup of joe, apple, and some carb. Usually a mini bagel or whole wheat english muffin.
    mid morning snack- is a fruit
    lunch- Sandwich
    afternoon snack- granola or nuts
    Ride home
    Dinner- heavy on the protien, light on the carbs.
    After dinner snack- Usually a yogurt, small bowl of healthy cereal with milk, or more fruit.
    Stop eating 2hrs before bed

    I eat pretty clean, The most processed thing I eat is in the lunch portion of my day, the sandwich. This works out to close to 2000 calories perday. I think I need to up my intake, but right now I can't eat that much and I'm working on it. I'm 5'10" and used to be 200lbs, I'm down to about 165-168ish.

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    It is a bit amusing in that one eats the same amount if not less. However, I love to eat and as a result of this way of eating I eat more frequently. Just smaller portions.

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    Yes, I completely agree. With my 2 rides a day, I need to start eating more. I think I'm losing too much muscle in the process.

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    Currently I have 4 meals - breakfast, lunch, snack, supper.

    During riding season I have 6 - breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, snack, supper. 2 snacks in the pm because we tend to have supper late in the evening in the warm months.


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