Bigger meals = fewer snacks?

When I woke up this morning, I found a container of GoodBelly that I hadn’t opened yet and only a few days to drink it!

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I really liked this Black Currant Flavor but the mango is still my favorite. I also made another bowl of stove top oats for breakfast, I think I’m hooked 🙂

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Aren’t they gorgeous? This bowl contained 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, cooked with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup Silk vanilla almond milk.

Then I stirred in 1/2 cup pumpkin, some flax, pumpkin pie spice, a drop of agave nectar and then topped it all with almond butter and raisins. Yum 🙂

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This filled me up for a long time, including through a 2+ hour dental appointment!

It got me thinking about trying to eat bigger meals more often and maybe that way I’d snack less?

When I finally got to work, I had a banana and some black coffee. I did want coffee today!

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I didn’t pack my lunch on purpose because I couldn’t decide on anything, so I went to Subway, which I hadn’t done at work in a LONG time.

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I got a 6-inch veggie delight sandwich on wheat bread (contains honey). Since half of my mouth was still sort of numb, it took me forever to eat it!

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This sandwich contained lettuce, tomatoes, onion, green peppers, banana peppers and mustard. I skipped some of the other veggies since I didn’t want to have to chew anything too crunchy.

I couldn’t pass up the Sun Chips though! 😉

I ate lunch around 1 and it took me a while to eat it. I didn’t feel the need to eat a snack at work that afternoon. So it would seem a bigger breakfast and lunch kept me full longer, hmm…

On the way hope, I picked up some red, red wine.

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I’d had white the last few times, so I was ready for a change!

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This was pretty tasty. I think Shiraz is one of my favorite blends of any brand. Plus it’s the name of one of my favorite restaurants, ha ha!

For dinner, I had leftover Indian food, plus a sweet potato with Smart Balance Light and cinnamon.

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It was nice to eat at home since I had take out for lunch!

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Josh and I watched some TV and movies, during which I enjoyed some oats with AB and chocolate chips.

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And popcorn!

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Do you eat three smaller meals and snacks or three larger meals during the day?

I go back and forth, but most of the time I do the smaller meals and snacks. I’m thinking of changing it up for a while though.

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on April 17, 2010, in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, products, restaurants, Snacks and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I usually eat three large meals and snack in between as needed.

  2. I eat lots of snacks and small meals all day that way I can munch all day long! I love veggie sandwiches from Subway, it’s pretty much my go to whenever I’m too lazy to pack my lunch.

  3. I usually eat three balanced meals throughout the day and the one or two snacks. It just depends on my hunger too though. If I don’t feel hungry for any of those meals or snacks, I just wait until I do feel hungry again, even if that does mean missing a meal.

  4. I usually eat 3 large meals and maybe 1 snack and of course dessert has to be included somewhere in there! lol

  5. I usually do smaller meals, then snacks. Because I love to eat and eat often. if its a day im going out to eat for a big meal, I will do like small meals, almost snacks leading up to it.

  6. I used to be a crazy snacker because I thought that was best, but I do well with Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack at 4 or 5, then dinner at 8.

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