Two meals a day?!

Discussion in 'Diet and Nutrition' started by Joshua, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Joshua

    Joshua Double-Digit Post Count

    Two meals a day has been a cornerstone for me the last couple months. Probably almost a year.

    Who else does it? And how??
    Usually a light breakfast/lunch at 1100-1300.
    And a heavy dinner 1900-2030.

    @Pavel Macek are you still doing this and how?
     
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  2. LukeV

    LukeV More than 300 posts

    I'm usually (approx 5 or 6 days out of 7) two meals daily, equally large meals for lunch + dinner as I don't snack. I'm rarely hungry in the morning so black coffee easily gets me through to lunch although when I train in the morning lunch may be brought forward to 11am or so. On the weekend I will add a light breakfast (eg poached eggs on toast) usually one or occasionally both days simply because my wife likes to eat out. Overall two meals daily is an eating plan that works well for me
     
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  3. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    Likewise.
    Dinner around 1800 and lunch around 1200

    Unless I am doing a long morning ride or climb, and then I will eat breakfast and also during the activity. Otherwise my morning KB or BW training is in a fasted state.
     
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  4. Joshua

    Joshua Double-Digit Post Count

    @LukeV what do you usually eat at either meal man?

    @offwidth same question to you Bruv.
     
  5. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    Food...

    I don't buy into many of the popular things like Paleo, Low Carb, etc.
    (Although I admit to having 'experimented' a bit over the years...)

    Just normal food. Meat, fish, veggies. Avoiding or at least minimizing
    Red Meats (Good Rib-eye or game being the exceptions), processed meats, highly processed foods in general (although ALL food is processed in some manner). I also avoid dairy and fruit. And I don't fear the potato...
     
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  6. HUNTER1313

    HUNTER1313 More than 500 posts

    I am going to start a two meal a day plan on Monday. I was thinking of keeping it light at lunch with yogurt and cottage cheese and a big meal when I get home from work. I might still do my greens and bcaa drink on the way home from work.
     
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  7. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    My first “meal” is a Dales Raw Foods protein bar, 220-ish calories, plus coffee with heavy cream, plus vitamins. Time varies from 0700 to 1300 or so, depending on my day.

    -S-
     
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  8. LukeV

    LukeV More than 300 posts

    I tend towards low carb and high protein and away from processed or fast foods, but without being fixated. I aim at just two good sized (read: BIG) meals of fresh meat, vegetables etc. I drink alcohol (usually light alcohol beer) most days of the week so I'm getting calories from there as well
     
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  9. Bret S.

    Bret S. Quadruple-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    This is roughly the same thing I do
     
  10. Marc

    Marc Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    I usually eat 2 meal/day, too.
    A typical day looks like this:

    ~10:00 get up
    ~11:00 - 17:00 work
    ~18:00 - 20:00 get home/do some houshold stuff/relax/coffee
    ~20:30/21:00 - 22:00 train
    ~22:00 - 24:00 cook/eat
    ~1:00 -2:00 eat again/go to bed

    I often have some fruit before training (medium - large serving like 2 apples or 2 big bananas or dries fruit like dates or prunes) but not always and not necessarily.
     
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  11. Bret S.

    Bret S. Quadruple-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    Vitamin B
     
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  12. Joshua

    Joshua Double-Digit Post Count

    I usually have:

    Morning-Midday- Muesli & Fruit.
    Afternoon- Protein Shake.
    Dinner- 400g worth of beans with Vegetables and Rice. Or 4-6 Eggs with Vegetables and Rice. (Maybe calorie shake if extra hungry)
    Work Snack (nighshift)- Protein Bar & Almonds.
    Keeps me lean and mean.
     
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  13. Pavel Macek

    Pavel Macek More than 2500 posts Master Certified Instructor

    Yes sir. I usually break the fast around 2 PM, and have a dinner around 8 PM.
     
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  14. Joshua

    Joshua Double-Digit Post Count

    @Pavel Macek
    What's your meal breakdown, what do you typically eat bro?
     
  15. offwidth

    offwidth More than 5000 posts

    That's an interesting schedule....
     
  16. Pavel Macek

    Pavel Macek More than 2500 posts Master Certified Instructor

    Meat, eggs, veggies, occasionally a bit rice or sweet potato (in the evening).
     
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  17. masa

    masa More than 2500 posts

    When I quitted shiftwork, things flipped around. When I eat only two meals, I eat breakfast around 8-10 and dinner 15-17.
     
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  18. needsomegrip

    needsomegrip Double-Digit Post Count

    I've been eating this way for probably ten months. Work days I'm eating around 1 and dinner by 8. Weekends I eat around 11 or noon and dinner by 8.

    For those of us drinking black coffee in the morning, do you care that it may technically take you out of a fasted state? From what I've read/heard anything other than water kicks off the liver for the day. I don't mind as I like the taste of black coffee and there are still benefits of being calorie restricted for a long period of time.
     
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  19. Bret S.

    Bret S. Quadruple-Digit Post Count Certified Instructor

    Nope, it still has the desired effect for me.. and I really love coffee :D
     
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  20. Oscar

    Oscar Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    If you have Jedi discipline , you can try not drinking coffee for a few months and report back if you managed to levitate or something. I'm not giving up coffee for anything less than levitation
     
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