So, the most important thing to remember when you are aiming to lose weight is the need to be in a net calorie deficit. This means, that you need to be using more calories than you take in over a period of time. To some extent, it doesn’t matter “hugely” when you eat with regards to your overall calorie intake, but eating a meal in morning, around midday and again later in the day works for most people. The timing of eating in relation to any training is probably more important here.
I always find it easier to think of my calorie intake as a trend over a week, rather than on a daily basis. So, for example, I’m currently trying to lose a couple of kilos and am aiming therefore to eat around 2000 calories a day, but rather than focus on the daily amount, the figure I tend to aim towards is a weekly target of 14,000 per week (2000 x 7), which still leaves me in a calorie deficit over the course of a week of 3,500. So on some days I will tend to ingest more calories than on others.
Personally I try not to skip on meals-although I will substitute breakfast or lunch for a couple of pieces of fruit on my lower calorie days, but I know there are quite a few in the Forum already who follow some kind of intermittent fasting diet.
I’ll be interested to hear what others share here