DailyMusings Posted August 14, 2013 Share Posted August 14, 2013 I'm on Day 17, and I'm a night owl so I'm usually not in bed before sometime between 1-3am. I usually have dinner around 7:30-8:00pm after I get home from the gym. One of the biggest hurdles that I'm trying to overcome with my program is not eating after dinner but sometimes I'm finding that it is a serious battle once the wee hours of the morning hit and I'm still up. When I say a battle, I mean serious "white-knuckling" trying to recite mantras in my head kind of battle. On the flip side, I get up around 10am and try to eat breakfast within an hour or so after I get up. Sometimes it's a little longer than an hour but I have a full breakfast with plenty of protein, veggies, and fat. I'm finding that I have a serious energy lull though until after I've eaten lunch. It's like I just have a really hard time getting going and feel kind of brain fogged, but then almost immediately after I eat lunch, the brain fog goes away and I feel better. Lunch for me is usually around 3-4pm. I got to the gym at 6pm. I will admit that I don't eat within that 30 minute window right after exercise because typically during that time, I don't even want to think about food. After chatting with friends I typically come home and have dinner around 7:30-8:00pm. My exercise is CrossFit about 4 days a week. Can anyone shed a little light here or offer some advice? I feel down on myself if I cave and have that bedtime snack and I'm really trying to break the habit because that's also when my sugar and salt cravings tend to go crazy. I'm really trying hard to keep it at 3 meals a day but I'm guessing that I need to go ahead and add that bonus meal because of working out but the question is when during the day do I add it? Again my main goal for doing the program was to get rid of my sugar cravings and bedtime snacking. I've cut fruit throughout the program with the exception of a squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange into something I'm cooking to really try to cut the sugar. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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