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Okay, so if I am only eating two meals a day (that follow the plate guidelines) is this okay, is this going to be a speed bump now or later in my goals of establishing a healthier relationship with food and eating? I'm attaching some examples of what I've been eating. I have been avoiding snacking pretty well and all the food I've eaten has been compliant .... which is amazing cause I've also had my period the entire week I've been doing this so far and resisted some very bad cravings. My hormones have been wonky and I've been pretty sedentary since I started, staying up too late at night and just sort of not feeling the drive to get to the kitchen after waking up. I have an hour routine that I do when I first wake up, I have to do that before I can eat ... but even after I get through the routine I've still waited a few more hours before eating. Sometimes I'll feel a little hungry after going to bed, but not enough to get up and make something. I'm surprised I'm eating so little, I usually eat A LOT (I also usually eat some what healthy ... sometimes not at all) Is it okay the way I'm doing this or do I need to snap out of it and force 3 meals a day? 

 

R1 D2 01/01/2018

M1 @ 1:15 PM

  • big handful of spinach
  • leftover chicken sausage, mushrooms, potato 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 avocado
  • satsuma

M2 @ 6:20 PM

  • big handful of spinach
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 4 chicken wings with Frank’s buffalo sauce
  • 1 open handful of pistachios and raisins

M3 @ 8:55 PM

  • RxBar Gingerbread

R1 D3 01/02/2018

M1 @ 9:15 AM

  • big handful of spinach
  • leftover chicken sausage, mushrooms, potato 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 avocado, tapatio

Couldn’t finish the whole thing, about a cup of it was left over so I put it in a tupperware 

M2 @ 1:30

  • leftover breakfast 
  • handful of spinach
  • 1/4 cup or so of diced cucumber and radish, tapatio

M3 @ 5:45

  • 1 head of romaine
  • 1 cup diced cucumber and radish
  • 1 handful of shredded buffalo chicken
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 satsuma

R1 D5 01/04/2018

M1 @ 12:47 AM

  • Frittata slice (10 eggs, 1.5 chicken sausage, spaghetti squash, spinach, mushrooms)
  • Avocado, cilantro
  • Apple sauce with cinnamon
  • Early Grey with splash of coconut milk 

M2 @ 6:45 PM

  • Beef link, dijon mustard
  • 1/2 potato 
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Banana, almond butter, coconut flakes, cinnamon

R1 D6 01/05/19

M1 @ 12:59 PM

  • Buffalo Chicken Casserole (onions, carrots, spag squash, compliant ranch & buffalo)
  • Romaine, two mini cucumbers

M2 @ 6:30 PM

  • Beef Link
  • Romaine
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Guacamole

R1 D7 01/06/19

M1 @ 10:30 AM

  • Frittata (spag squash, spinach, mushrooms, chicken sausage)
  • Guacamole, cilantro
  • Apple Sauce
  • 2 mini cucumbers, cilantro

M1 @ 6:00 PM

  • Curry soup;
  • Chicken, onions, kale, spaghetti squash
  • Ghee, chicken broth, coconut milk, spices & curry paste

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My question would be why are you only eating two meals per day? Is there a reason, if yes, what is it?

 

I stick to 3 meals per day, no snacks. For me, my body is never ravenously hungry. I'm just regular hungry when it's time for a meal. I would listen to your body and stomach cues to find the right for you. I don't think there is a one meal number, fits all kind of philosophy.

 

But I would really gauge and listen to WHY it's happening. For example: do you want to only eat 2 meals and if yes, why? Asking key questions and answering honestly will help determine what is healthiest and life-giving for you.

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I only eat 2 meals a day. I've never really felt that 3 meals were necessary for me. I do eat pretty big meals both times, but not to the point where I'm disgustingly full, just regular full. I don't see an issue with it personally. 

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