KLove513 Posted October 1, 2014 Share Posted October 1, 2014 I have been a "grazer" (eating throughout the day) for years. This didn't change when I adapted to a primal/paleo diet and when I decided to try Whole30, I thought that it would be challenging enough without trying to break that habit too. So I basically eat every hour to 90 minutes from 10-5, with an average day looking something like this: -black coffee -hardboiled egg -chia pudding made with coconut milk -carrots w/ almond butter -palm sized serving of lean meat + a hearty serving of cooked veggies -nuts or a piece of fruit I work out somewhere in the 5:30-7:30 pm window, 6 days/week, usually CrossFit or long distance running. I usually don't eat dinner until 8:30 and it's typically meat and veggies. The question I have is if regulated meal times are a must for this to "work"? Quite frankly, I'm having a terrible experience with Whole30 (tons of bloating and stomach discomfort, feeling/looking "thick" through the middle, noticeable increase of anxiety and depression, not to mention NONE of the wonderful results that most people have like better sleep or clearer skin) and wonder if the diet shift is elevating my cortisol levels and/or if eating throughout the day is creating an insulin resistance. Any thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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