doctorintraining Posted February 2, 2019 Share Posted February 2, 2019 Hi Whole30 family, I've been having a hard time, especially this round (round 3), with the timing of my meals. I know we're *supposed* to have 3 meals a day, 4-5 hours apart, and not eat a few hours before bed time. However, on my current medical school rotation my day starts at the hospital at 6 and I'm really never hungry at 4:30/5 am, no matter what I've eaten the night before or what time I ate dinner. There are sometimes morning conferences at 8 am that we're expected to go to, we can eat at those, so I try to pack something that I'm willing to eat cold at that hour if there is a conference (may 2x/week there is one). I'm usually running late from seeing a patient to morning lecture if there is one so no time to heat up anything. Other days when we don't have conference, there's no midmorning break, there's always a patient to see, and it seems it's not really appropriate to be eating at the nurse's station. We're supposed to get a lunch break around 12 for a half hour but patients first so this doesn't always happen so I keep extra whole30 snacks (almonds, larabar, epic bar, hard boiled egg, etc.) in my bag in case I'm not given a break or in case my break doesn't come until 2 or 3 pm. Something quick that I can eat in the hallway in just a few minutes. For lunch I usually back some combination of meat/veggies/starchy veggie like acorn squash, potatoes, butternutsquash, etc. Most days I'm done by 5/5:30 pm. I either go home and eat dinner (again, balance of meats/veggies/starchy veggie/fat), so then I do have a few hours of not eating before I go to bed around 9 (I do best on 7.5-8 hours of sleep so I try not to go to bed any later than 9:30). Or I'm going to my boxing class (from 6-7, have to leave at 5:30 to get there), in which case I'm not home until 7:15, usually done with dinner by 8/8:30 depending on how long it takes me to cook it, and then I just feel gross because I've eaten right before bed practically. Though I'm eating all compliant food, I'm not feeling that I'm really in the spirit of whole30. And I don't feel like I'm seeing a lot of those NSVs that I'd hoped I'd be seeing (clothes fitting better, less bloating, more energy, working out harder, etc.). Any suggestions for how I can tweak my food/meal times throughout the day? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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