It’s simplicity itself. All you need to do is…eat 100 calories every hour, on the hour. How does it work? Simple – you are likely to be awake 16 hours or less in any given day. If you eat the moment you get up and also as you get in to bed, the maximum you can consume is 1700 calories – but most people will find they can’t eat any more by early evening.
I don’t worry too much about what my 100 calories is – just that it is in fact approximately 100 calories. There was no cooking involved – just snacks that you can eat on the go. I’m also vegetarian – here are some samples of what I ate:
- Cadbury’s Fudge bar (UK) – 114 calories
- Cereal – try the kids variety packs, as each individual packs have 90-146 each
- 3 Rich Tea biscuits
- 3 rice cakes – which are very filling
- Dry cracker with low fat coleslaw – very tasty. Try it!
- Instant coffee with a splash of milk and a spoon of sugar comes in at around 50 calories – you can use this to mix and match with some of the above – for example, if you have the 146 calorie cereal, follow up an hour later with a coffee.
- Crisps – Quavers, Space Raiders, Wotsits – each individual standard size pack is less than 100 calories
- Pre-bagged salad – low calorie, and specific calorie amounts are always on the bag.
- Many kinds of fruit, including bananas
- Even popcorn!
The benefit of this system is that you eat very regularly. If you try and restrict your calories in another way, you often find yourself longing for the next meal – in this case, the next meal is only ever 59 minutes away!