I'm 40 years old, male, 6 ft tall, 172 lb, working on losing some pounds. Cross-link to an earlier post of mine. My method is novel (to me, anyway), so please tell me if this is a bad idea. Basically, calorie counting is a pain, so I eat the same thing for every meal except for dinner, which can be anything within a certain calorie limit. Then I don't have to count anything except at dinner. I just use the same portions for everything else every day. I have an app on my phone that I enter this all in every day. The foods I've chosen are intended to be nutritionally rich because the only variation is dinner. Breakfast --------- 2 fried eggs 180 cals 1/4 c steel cut oats 150 cals 1 tbsp butter, salted 100 cals 1/2 apple 36 cals --- 466 cals Multivitamin and fish oil with breakfast. Lunch ----- 1 c (227 g) Chobani Greek yogurt, plain, non-fat 120 cals 1 tbsp honey, raw 64 cals 1 c baby spinach, raw 7 cals 1 garlic clove, raw 4 cals 1/4 c green lentils 150 cals 30 g pistachios, roasted, unsalted 170 cals --- 515 cals Before Dinner ------------- 1 c whole milk, vitamin D 150 cals 2 scoops whey protein, grass-fed, Promix 100 cals --- 250 cals Dinner ------ Anything for dinner, just keep it around 300 cals. Before Bed ---------- Zinc, magnesium, vitamin B-6 (ZMA) supplement. Total of 1,500 calories. So right now, that's what I'm doing. I tweak portions and dinner allowance when I need to increase or decrease the total calories. Currently I'm losing 1–2 lb per week.