ldmcniel

Schedule might make snacking necessary?

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Looking for input. I'm starting the whole30 again today, but my schedule is very different than the last time. Now, I eat breakfast around 5:30am, my lunch at work is at 12pm, and I get home around 6pm. Can someone help me figure out when I should plan on eating for now? And will my body eventually adjust to the long times between meals or should I plan to adjust my eating schedule indefinitely?

I do have a 10-15 minute break at work at 10am and 3pm. So my thoughts right now are that I eat then instead of at noon. Is it okay to have full size meals at breakfast and dinner and half size meals at those break times?

Or should I plan for snacks at those times instead? 

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I would say that you could do a mini meal (half size meal) at the 10am break and then eat your lunch at the 3pm break and then dinner when you get home... Your body might adjust to the longer times once you're fat adapted but I would not suggest just 'powering through' at the beginning.  If you do decide to eat, dont' do 'snacks' like fruit and nuts, eat protein and fat... you'll get longer staying power and less of a sugar spike.

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Okay, thank you so much! I'll definitely be trying that tomorrow. Today I don't have extra food with me because it didn't occur to me that my times between meals were so long until I got to work haha. I'm eating lunch in about 15 mins so I think I'm going to try to set some aside to eat at 3.

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1 hour ago, ldmcniel said:

@SugarcubeOD could you give me some clarification on serving sizes for butters? Is 1-2 thumb sizes the same as a tablespoon or so? I have a hard time visualizing that one.

Yes, around a tbsp or so. 

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