uhm, ok first off... the pm snack is OPTIONAL. the only time it's a MUST is when you exercise after dinner (and you don't modify it, it's how it's written)....
Honestly, no one at provida would recommend changing your meals around... just thought i'd put that out there too. The only change would be to use a Rapid Results meal (or do they call them mini meals now?) instead, but a long time ago they wouldn't recommend that for use in the first few weeks of beginning 6WBMO... Another thing you can try is to eat the highest letters for each fruit/protein/carb for your body type. One more thing is your water intake. If you drink too much before your meal, you will feel like your too full to finish. Not sure if you're doing that but once again, thought I'd put it out there... sometimes I chug my 20 ounces after a meal and I feel like I'm going to burst but it seems like the water actually helps me metabolize my meal faster. It's not the same feeling I used to get if I went on a food binge and wanted to burst ;)
I remember hearing BMOS Dolores, Annie, and so many other say that you will feel like you can't eat everything in the beginning because your body has become accustomed to NOT eating that much or that often, however, it will change very quickly. Just be careful about making sure you are modifying your meal before working out (if indicated for your body type)...
the one reason why MT can say that when you go off his plan, even for a little bit, you aren't going to regain like other fad diets is that you are eating a lot of food although they aren't particularly calorie dense... you aren't starving yourself. I was reading that so many people who go on a diet that required they eat under 1,000 calories a day, will regain very quickly because of the starvation mode. To be honest, I've tracked my calories and although I have to use some oil for my skin and other issues, most of the time I am still eating under 1000 calories unless I eat my pm snack because I worked out after dinner, then I'm getting maybe 1200. So don't eat less, the plan has been formulated so you won't go into starvation mode, if you go on and eat less then recommended, you risk hindering your results.
I hope my comments are welcomed... I've been doing this since the end of 2002 around the time it first came out and if I can't find an answer (even if it's not mine lol) I will research and ask the BMOS at provida. :)
Thanx for the useful advice you guys and yeah i noticed that i can never not eat on time because my body tells me by my stomach growling, LOL, within about 2-3 hours like you guys said! So refreshing to be going through this with other people the first time i used this plan i was by myself years ago it was very hard doing it alone. Thanx again ladies!
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You can always eat smaller portion than they recommend, but not more on this plan, so if you need to adjust your portions down some, do that. In the beginning, I got hungry just before 3 hours; after about 2 or 3 weeks, I began to get really hungry at 2 hours. I think this is normal for this plan. Your body is adjusting and kick starting your metabolism!
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India when I was on six weeks I only ate 5 meals as I am usually in bed when it was time for me to eat my six meal and I did ok i lost 34 lb in seven weeks. Maybe once in a blue moon I will have the six meal. Now I am on food lover and I must eat every 2-3 hours and I have to force my self to eat when I am not hungry or your metabolism will slow down.
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Try eating more in the morning and spreading out your other mini meals to see if that helps or make all meals, mini meals to spread the calories out. Don't worry to much about it. Your body will adjust as it starts to understand your metabolism is a fat burning machine. Just ask TIA...she went through the same thing early on and now she's hungry every two hours and burning fat and calories like crazy.
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