Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
Junior LCF Member
 
maryrickabaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 31
Gallery: maryrickabaugh
Stats: 221/209.8/150
WOE: Lower carb(<30 net)/less processed
Start Date: October 2013
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?

TIA

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%)
maryrickabaugh is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 06-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
Major LCF Poster!
 
rubidoux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: san diego
Posts: 1,466
Gallery: rubidoux
Stats: 214/130/130 (5'2")
WOE: HF/MP/LC
Start Date: restart 9/2012
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.
__________________
jayne, type I diabetic and mama to two sweet boys (9/03 and 2/09)

high fat, moderate protein, very low carb
once a day feeding

Last edited by rubidoux; 06-13-2013 at 02:15 PM..
rubidoux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: WA
Posts: 1,110
Gallery: Sharss
Stats: 5'6 1/2" 72yr 136/130/125/120
WOE: L-G Index Diet/HCG Drops
Start Date: Restarting 12/29/12
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.
__________________
MOVING FORWARD!

Sharon
Sharss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,303
Gallery: Patience
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!
Patience is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
Major LCF Poster!
 
Jaded62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,546
Gallery: Jaded62
WOE: Low Carb
Start Date: 1/1/14
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.
Jaded62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #6
Junior LCF Member
 
maryrickabaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 31
Gallery: maryrickabaugh
Stats: 221/209.8/150
WOE: Lower carb(<30 net)/less processed
Start Date: October 2013
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!
maryrickabaugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.