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Old 06-13-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Is timing really everything? (Sorry for the length)

Hi everyone,

I have spent a lot of time and energy preparing my body, mind and house for a new life. I've read, researched and planned. Emptied out my kitchen, made up recipes/menus, grocery lists and got a treadmill.

I am looking at the overall picture. Not focusing on the weight I would love to lose (willing to accept any results) but getting my health, diabetes and other issues under control. Knowing that it will make a difference in not just my quality of life but I believe also for me financially, spiritually and mentally.

BUT (like you didn't see that coming ) I would like some advice on whether timing is really everything........................

I work from home and don't have a set break/eating schedule. I have found that I eat my entire day worth of food usually between 10AM-6PM. I do have my HF coffee in the morning and that holds me until about 2 then I eat HUGE meal (usually about 60% of my daily total) about 2ish and something smaller/snackish about 6. I don't intentionally plan it that way and it does keep me satisfied.

Is eating so much in such a short window counterproductive and should I force myself into a more regimented eating timetable such as 3 equal meals a day?


P.S. My breakdowns for the past week have been:

1200-1750 calories
110-150g Fat (75%-80%)
10-15g Net carbs (5%-7%)
45-75g Protein (13%-20%)
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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I think that sounds fine. And you are spreading it out a bit. I do try not to have more than about 40 g of protein at one sitting (though I'm pretty flexible about it) bc I like to keep my blood sugar as flat as possible. If you're a type II, though, I'm not sure that would be an issue. I think the main thing is that you don't want to cause a large insulin spike, but given your macros, I doubt that's a problem.

There're a lot of people who think this is a very healthy way to eat and that going for many hours a day fasting is good for longevity.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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Mary, do what works for you! Actually, you're eating in a particular window time. There are a few of those Threads under "Other Plans" you might want to check out. They're doing the same thing as you basically: 8 Hour Diet, 5:2/Fast Diet, And Fast 5. Folks just do their own window. Sounds like you're doing great!

For me, I eat a late breakfast and my big meal around 3 or 4, then just snack in the evening. This is the only way I lose weight. If I eat three meals, I maintain. Everyone is so different.

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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Seems like a good plan if it works for you. If you are not happy with progress after a number of weeks, you can always tweak. Good luck!
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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I think eating a big meal around 2-4 helps me to lose better.I might have a snack around 9-11.I try not to eat alot,though.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the insight! You guys are awesome!

Knowing I'll drive myself crazy watching the numbers on the scale I've decided to only weigh in once a month and base my progress on more non-scale victories. So for now I'll stay on this track and see how it goes.

All the best to everyone!
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