Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    COLOR-BLUE   177,694
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints

100 Days of Weight Loss - Day 32

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Five-Hour Rule

I had no idea what I was going to be reading about, in today's lesson! What in the world is "The Five-Hour Rule?" Well, it just means that you should eat every 5 hours. I tried doing this, with less than perfect results. Even though I wasn't hungry, I ate every three to five hours, but my stomach doubled me over in pain when I did! Therefore, I went back to the three squares a day. A funny thing happened though, with my working out. The more I worked out, the more fuel my body craved, and I gave my body what it wanted. That transitioned me back to the "Five-Hour Rule." Low and behold, God took that whole package and trimmed it down, for me, and my stomach never hurt, AGAIN!

In my assignment for today I'm suppose to plan my meals and snacks with no more than three to five hours between each snack or meal. I'm suppose to write down my plan and record the times that I eat. And, last but not lease I need to notice any patterns, such as whether I tend to overeat, when I go too long between meals. I'll be back later in the day to do my update.


5 AM - breakfast
9 AM - snack bar
1 PM - lunch
4 PM - protein bar
8 PM - dinner
11 PM - yogurt

My sister wanted to know why I was bring all theses snacks with me, when we were out, and I told her that I had to eat every 3 to 5 hours. She didn't understand or comprehend what I was telling her, but that's okay, as least she showed an interest, in what I was doing. There was nothing unusual to report, as it was just a routine day! Praise the Lord!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRANDMABABA 2/2/2014 10:48PM

    Sounds like you are right on track. Congrats!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUSTYNA7 2/1/2014 7:42PM

    I love doing these challenges with topics to write about. It is amazing to me how I can be told something ten times and suddenly it clicks and I hear it. I suppose this 5 hour plan is like the HALT... never get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired. I have battled with my "shoulds" for a while. As a diabetic I am to eat frequently including snacks but my "food dragon" loves to rationalize about what foods I need and often trying to eat more often gives it more power. I am learning to listen to my body. Like you, I find God helping me understand. I am using my blood sugar readings as a tool and often I don't need a snack in the evening even when I want one. But my activity levels sure influence that. Thanks for finding my blogs too. I'll keep up on yours during this 100 days and see what else triggers an "oh yes, I know that" and ask myself if I do it or not and why or why not.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MCFITZ2 2/1/2014 5:32PM

    Amazing how you have already done some of your assignments ahead of time.
Good for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADYSTARWIND 2/1/2014 12:52PM

    Years ago the dietician I worked with when I was diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes told me she didn't want me to go more than THREE hours without eating. That really surprised me!! The snack was to be ~~15 g carb, and 5-10g protein. It made a world of difference in how I felt, and how "in control" I was.... (I wonder if she & Linda worked together?! LOL)
All the best,

Report Inappropriate Comment
1CRAZYDOG 2/1/2014 12:45PM

    I do the eating every 5 hrs., but small amts. to be sure. It works for me. HUGS

Report Inappropriate Comment
VEGIBIKER 2/1/2014 12:13PM

    Wow. I hadn't heard of the 5 hour rule - thanks for sharing what you're learning and how you're applying it. Great blog!! I also plan more or less for 3 squares and maybe a snack mid-afternoon. Much more than that and I start to get annoyed with my kitchen! Lol

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by COLOR-BLUE