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i love t3nn1s
09-05-2008, 07:35 PM
well i finally started my diet... i have stopped eating all that fastfood crap, and stopped drinking soda and replaced it with water or gatorade.... for dinner...i was wondering if i replaced my dinner with like a small sandwich or like a banana or a bowl or 2 of cereal with milk, would i lose weight???? i do excercise regularly, and all so yea....

and also... i keep getting this thought for ssome reason that if i eat at night..like anything after 7 o clock i will gain and not lose any weight...

thnx for readin this long post.....

SystemicAnomaly
09-06-2008, 02:57 AM
Eating at 7pm or later will not, in itself, cause you to gain weight. If those calories that you consume after 7pm are excess calories, then yes, it can result in weight gain. Many sources suggest consuming 70% or so of your daily calories by early afternoon -- eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper.

However, this is more about keeping your blood sugar levels at sufficient levels throughout the day rather being a criteria for weight loss. Now, while this might not be an absolute criteria for weight loss, it can be a very effective scheme for keeping your caloric intake in check.

All of your primary meals should be balanced -- good carbs, healthy fats, and complete protein. If you chose to replace your evening dinner with a light supper, be sure that it is fairly well balanced.

Weight loss should result if your daily caloric intake is somewhat less than the number of calories that you burn during the day. Do not go to extremes. If your intake is too low, you may not get all the nutrients that your body needs. Also, you may lose weight by "starving" yourself but the body will tend to store more fat. Not a good idea to lose weight but increase your body fat composition by extreme dieting.

I find that drinking cold water will often satisfy cravings for high-calorie drinks such as sodas and juices -- some juice is ok but be careful -- it is very easy to drink a lot of juice calories before you realize that you are full. Sometimes adding a little bit of flavoring to your water can help to satisfy sugar cravings.

Try eating a handful of nuts about 30 minutes before lunch and your evening meal. Almonds, walnuts and pine nuts all work very well for curbing your appetite for an upcoming meal. Peanuts, a legume, do not seem to be as effective in this regards. The nuts should provide some healthy fats and some protein which should help you feel fuller when eating your meal. Don't overdo the nuts, since they are somewhat calorie-dense.

malakas
09-06-2008, 03:07 AM
No,eating after 7 pm won't make you gain excess weight.I have never seen a scientific study that supports this.

If you don't eat anything after 7 pm,then it can lead you to night raids to the fridge.The best to do is eat 5-7 meals a day.Consume 0.8-1.2 grams of protein per kilogramm of your bodyweight.Keep your fat intake at less than 30 from fats and avoid trans fats.Nuts are healthy fats but this about 30 mins before lunch first time I hear.
Use this to determine your optimal calorie-intake for your weight,height and age:
http://www.phord.com/cc/
Here you will find LOTS of advice:http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/article/q_and_a.html

SystemicAnomaly
09-06-2008, 02:07 PM
The following article just showed up on Yahoo! Health:

Basic Weight Loss Mistakes (http://health.yahoo.com/experts/gabbyguide/8717/basic-weight-loss-mistakes)

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forzainter
09-07-2008, 02:36 AM
I read somewhere that you should eat 5 or 6 small meals a day instead of 3 big ones because when you eat it causes your metabolism to act up which in turn causes your body to process calories or something? (Someone who knows what they're talking about needs to back me up here)

Il Mostro
09-07-2008, 12:52 PM
No,eating after 7 pm won't make you gain excess weight.I have never seen a scientific study that supports this.

If you don't eat anything after 7 pm,then it can lead you to night raids to the fridge.The best to do is eat 5-7 meals a day.Consume 0.8-1.2 grams of protein per kilogramm of your bodyweight.Keep your fat intake at less than 30 from fats and avoid trans fats.Nuts are healthy fats but this about 30 mins before lunch first time I hear.
Use this to determine your optimal calorie-intake for your weight,height and age:
http://www.phord.com/cc/
Here you will find LOTS of advice:http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/article/q_and_a.html

Nonsense. Sumo wrestlers eat before bed specifically to gain weight.