Stephanie Starkey Posted May 28, 2013 Share Posted May 28, 2013 I'm on Day 16 and things are going well. I just want to get a sense of fine tuning the spacing between meals. My specific challenge is that work days often involve a substantial break between lunch and dinner. This is not usually a problem on the days that I train after work because I have my workout fuel to bridge the gap but on rest days or morning workout days it gets tricky. Today for example is a resting day. I had breakfast at around 8 and lunch at 12:30. I was hungry for lunch but not ravenous and thus became satisfied before finishing the full portion of my beef/bison chili. However, I have to take my son to his Tai Kwon Do class after work which pushes dinner out until around 6:30. It is currently 4:30 and a few minutes ago I finished the remaining portion of chili, assuming it was better choice than eating something I hadn't planned. I probably would have been uncomfortable had I eaten all of it earlier, but would that have been better than sticking in an additional feeding? I really want to beat my old habit of grazing, but my hunger has always peaked in the late afternoon and a space of six or more hours seems like a bit too much. I had already kicked the sugar dragon before starting Whole 30, but I am a veteran of the six meals a day with unlimited veggie snacks and I'm not quite sure how and when to determine that I can really trust my body's signals. FYI, my training is the basic CrossFit Endurance protocol: three days on, one off, with five or six weekly WODs plus a minimum of three runs (short interval, long interval, stamina). Any help would be appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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