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May 25, 2011 10:49 AM
So who here is eating every two hours, and has had results? I usually try, (keyword...try) diets, but no luck. I don't usually stick to them. But this time I'm on my second day of eating every two hours, only 200 calories per meal. Eating 3 meals and two snacks. My metabolism is the worst in the planet though, and I'm hoping I can get results this time around! I just wanted to know of anyone else out there trying this or having done it already! =)
May 25, 2011 10:58 AM
I now eat every 2-3 and i get nice results so i will do it from now on!
May 25, 2011 10:58 AM
I eat about every 3 - 3.5 hours and I fee like I have more energy.
May 25, 2011 10:59 AM
I have been eating small meals every 2 hours for about a week and a half. I have lost 8 lbs so far. That is also with exercise. I eat 1 lean protein and 1 complex carb every 2 hours. If you would like more info you can always visit my blog at:
http://myjourneytolose120pounds.blogspot.com/
I am never hungry and I haven't not felt that "weighed down, bloated" feeling I used to get when I would eat whatever since I have started this.

Good luck to you!
Andrea
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May 25, 2011 11:29 AM
I try to eat every two or three hours, make sure I get protein at each snack/meal, and eat more complex than simple carbs and I've lost 35 pounds. Benefits are keeping blood sugars level to keep down carb cravings and never getting so hungry that I make bad food choices.
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May 25, 2011 11:53 AM
I eat 5-6 times a day. I do eat smaller meals for the second and fourth meals (more snacks than anything) but it definitely has helped with my post-gallbladder removal issues and keeps me on an even keel. Plus, because I'm not HUNGRY when lunch or dinner comes around, I don't pig out!

It has helped keep my energy up, I think. It's definitely helped my roommate - she's trying the same thing. Prior to doing 5 meals a day she ate a snack and dinner. Just a snack and dinner! It's no wonder she would crash mid-afternoon after eating basically nothing for twenty-four hours... And then she'd pig out on dinner because she was SOOOO hungry. Now she's hardly ever hungry, but has much more energy during the day. It took a few weeks for her metabolism to kick back in, basically it had turned off while she was torturing it. But now she's losing weight!
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May 25, 2011 12:10 PM
Thank you all for your personal advice. Its my second day, and I feel full at all times. Ofcourse I am drinking plenty more water as well! Thanks again!
November 14, 2013 8:45 PM
Can you guys give me an example of what kind of things you eat? My concern is that I have a very busy life and need to prepare ahead of time as well as carry food around with me. I also get bored with food and don't want to eat the same thing all day long. So hit me with your ideas.
November 14, 2013 8:48 PM
QUOTE:

So who here is eating every two hours, and has had results? I usually try, (keyword...try) diets, but no luck. I don't usually stick to them. But this time I'm on my second day of eating every two hours, only 200 calories per meal. Eating 3 meals and two snacks. My metabolism is the worst in the planet though, and I'm hoping I can get results this time around! I just wanted to know of anyone else out there trying this or having done it already! =)


oops just realised how old this thread is, sorry flowerforyou
Edited by gigglesinthesun On November 14, 2013 8:50 PM
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November 14, 2013 8:50 PM
I've been doing just this for the past 6 months or so. In that time i've lost 60+lbs. SOOOOOOOOOO i'd say it works for me. Plus it keeps me from feeling hungry. It's only on weekends where i ditch the eat every two hour things sometimes because i have bigger meals (cheats) at that point.
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November 22, 2013 8:28 AM
I've lost 130 lbs on weight watchers/ mfp. I still want to lose 20, but I'm stuck . I want to try eating every 2 hours to see if that might help!
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November 22, 2013 8:30 AM
Eating every 2 hours just makes me hungry, and I never feel satisfied. Just figure out what works for you. Meal timing doesn't really matter.
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November 22, 2013 8:32 AM
I eat a small breakfast and then from lunch on I'm pretty much eating every couple of hours until I go to bed because that's when I'm hungry. If it helps you with dietary adherence, that's great...otherwise meal timing and frequency is irrelevant.
November 22, 2013 8:32 AM
my son did this for about 4 months. He GAINED weight during this time.

I would have to say by that logic timing does not matter. Besides, who wants to wake up at 2 am just to have some grapes.
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November 22, 2013 1:14 PM
Actually I was not thinking about eating every 2 hours over a 24 hr period but more about eating smaller meals than have a snack in between. I don't know if that really helps speed metabolism or not, but i've read that it does.
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November 22, 2013 1:18 PM
I usually Eat when I'm hungry!
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November 22, 2013 1:21 PM
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Eating every 2 hours just makes me hungry, and I never feel satisfied. Just figure out what works for you. Meal timing doesn't really matter.


+1. I lost 30 pounds eating every few hours, but I was hungry a lot at the end.

Next time I start trying to lose (bulking now)... I'm going to switch to 2 big meals a day (lunch and dinner).
November 22, 2013 1:33 PM
Ok, well being hungry is not what I want either lol! What would you recommend to help lose the last 20 stubborn lbs? I eat 1375 cal a day+ I eat back the calories when I exercized . Still the scale does't move much
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November 22, 2013 1:35 PM
I eat every 2.5 hours, whether that be a meal or a snack. Seems to be working for me.
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November 22, 2013 1:38 PM
QUOTE:

I eat a small breakfast and then from lunch on I'm pretty much eating every couple of hours until I go to bed because that's when I'm hungry. If it helps you with dietary adherence, that's great...otherwise meal timing and frequency is irrelevant.


This. I do it for perceived energy, and mood levels.
November 22, 2013 1:41 PM
I eat when I am hungry. It usually ends up being 6 X a day and every few hours. Check out my diary. The past two days have been off since I had planned for eating out but if you go back several days you can see what I do on a regular basis. Meals are between 200-300 per. This works for me.
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November 22, 2013 1:46 PM
I eat twice a day
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November 22, 2013 1:49 PM
I eat every 2-3 hours. It gives me good results with my hypoglycemia. Don't think,it does much one way or the other for my weight. Except keep me from a low blood sugar chocolate binge, maybe.
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