1. Snacking and Sizes Of Meals Matters
Fat_Sad_ says, “My family always tells me that I should have a big breakfast and have “snack size” lunch and dinner. When I ask what I should be eating (for stuff and giggles, since I know they have no idea how many calories are in anything), the common response is “oh, you know, a balanced breakfast- three pancakes, two eggs, some bacon or sausage, cereal… a glass of milk. Maybe some juice.” Just with that, it’s almost my entire day’s calories. As for “snack size,” apparently a turkey and cheddar sandwich, apple, and glass of milk is “snack size.”
“A grilled chicken breast and green salad with vinaigrette is also “snack size.” If I ate all of that, I would gain weight. Not to mention I’m diabetic, and that breakfast would kill my blood sugar, and when my blood sugar goes up, I get lonely and feel like I need a nap. When I tell people what I eat now, they always tell me I’m not eating enough. I just tell them that if I ate “enough,” I would still be gaining weight instead of losing it.” People need to realize that one dieting plan doesn’t work for everyone. It all depends on your body type, metabolism, and the amount of time you spend exercising.