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Why No Snacks

Thursday, November 03, 2011

I spent many years trying to keep my blood sugar stable through snacking between meals only to fail miserably at both stability and weight loss. I have switched over to 3 meals/day carefully timed plus a small carb feeding before bed (per Radiant Recovery; see their website)--about 30 gm protein, 45 gm slow carbs (Bob Greene averaged out), and 10 gm fat or less.
The larger meals are more satisfying ; often I don't have much time to eat at work so planning on eating LESS frequently has helped a lot. Thinking that you have to eat often makes it harder to focus on what else you need to do; fewer meals also means less meal planning!
Just eat your breakfast within an hour of getting up (amazingly effective) then eat your other meals about 5 hrs apart with that carb snack 3 hrs after dinner.
Doing this and feeling better; will post later about how the weight loss goes.
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    how has this been going for you? I hope you're doing great. thanks for posting about this.
    2294 days ago
    How has that plan been working? 5 hours seems like a long time to go with no food. I usually get hungry at some point in the afternoon and have 12 almonds or a Kashi bar. Yeah - we all find what works for us and THAT is what's important!
    2298 days ago
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