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SONICB Posts: 4,263
5/25/13 6:34 P

I eat fruit every few hours because many vitamins/minerals are water soluble, and your body um... "expels" them when you go to the bathroom. So I feel the need to frequently replenish my body's supply! :)

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5/25/13 10:48 A

Sounds like broscience to me. By the same group of people that say you should never eat carbs right before bed because the unused energy will all go straight to fat.

Nothing but a myth here.

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5/25/13 1:56 A

I'd never eat fruit on that schedule... I don't like anything sweet until late afternoon or evening. Sometimes I can manage a banana in the morning, sliced and covered in nut or seed or legume butter and maybe cinnamon. But usually I eat non-breakfast food for breakfast. Usually something not requiring much prep other than finding a clean plate and fork or knife. For instance, my first meal today was hummus and rice crackers. I didn't have fruit until much later.

My schedule is unpredictable so I can be sleeping or eating any time of the day. I often sleep better if I eat late. 1 am - I was hungry and had a cup of shredded cabbage/carrots, some vegenaise (egg-free mayonnaise) and mixed nuts tossed in, heavy on the filberts. Perfect even though a new invention. Boosted my protein nicely for the day also. I probably won't be heading to bed until 3 or 4 am.

Edited by: JWOOLMAN at: 5/25/2013 (01:58)
CHESAPEAKE60 SparkPoints: (3,734)
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5/20/13 1:07 P

What will they come up with next? lol

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5/20/13 12:37 P

Hmmm...never heard that one before! :)
And for myself, I have a history of Pre-Diabetes, so eating too many Carbs in a relatively short time frame is a No-No! I deliberately attempt to space them out throughout the day. I suppose I *could* eat my breakfast and snack carb allowance as ONLY Fruit in the morning....but it wouldn't be something I'd like to do on a regular basis...so I would end up failing pretty soon!

I prefer to get my different nutrients scattered throughout the day.
And yes...the rest of my life is run in a scattered fashion too! :)
patti

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5/20/13 12:27 P

That sounds like you could end up getting an awful lot of (albeit healthy) sugar in a short time frame... Perhaps it's from the food combining philosophy:

bodyecology.com/articles/food_combining_op
timal_health_and_weight.php#.UZpOuSuTJ
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ANARIE Posts: 12,488
5/20/13 12:14 P

There are lots of old wives' tales about eating things at a certain time of day. None of them are "true;" they're generally just a way of avoiding overeating. If fruit is the only thing you snack on and you don't eat it after noon, then you don't snack after noon. But that only works if you don't end up snacking on pretzels or cheese or nuts, etc, which are higher in calories than the fruit you're replacing.

What matters is how much you eat. It doesn't matter when you eat it.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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5/20/13 11:32 A

I've never heard that, and frankly, it doesn't matter what you eat when.

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
5/20/13 11:11 A

I have "heard" that you should eat all the fruit you plan to eat for a day before noon. Is this true and if so, WHY?

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