3 weeks in and now I have my whey and gluccie so I have gotten into a pretty predictable schedule eating wise. I eat breakfast between 7:00 and 7:30. I am usually able to make it to 10 or 10:30 for snack but I have been picking a FP snack (Fat Stripping Frappe or pudding) so I can have flexibility for lunch. After snack I usually eat lunch at 12 or 12:30. Sometimes even 11:45. I do lunch while Levi naps and find that I can't stretch that FP snack more than 2 hours. My question is weather I would be better off selecting an S or E snack that would hold me longer until lunch or have my FP snack earlier so that there is a 3 hour gap between it and lunch. I seem do fine leaving a three hour gap between afternoon snack and dinner regardless of snack fuel type. Maybe it has to do with when my body makes milk. Ariella sleeps from 6ish to 10:30 or 11. Its the longest stretch during a 24 hr. Period that I don't nurse so I think thats when my body replenishes my supply from my overnight nursing. Would that FP snack slow down my motabolism because there is no real fuel source and my body goes to storage mood. I used to skip meals alot even while nursing and I am not sure my body has recovered yet. I did see less of a weight drop this week and wondered if this might be why? Hope that makes sense.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2013 9:21:53 GMT -5 by bridgette
I eat about the same times as you, and I'm also breastfeeding. And I find I need that morning snack, but don't seem to notice when I miss an afternoon snack. Are you trying to lose more weight, or are you just concerned you're morning snack is too close to lunch? Because if that's when you are genuinely hungry, then I'd just eat the morning snack close to lunch like you do. You're already picking snacks that won't interfere with you next meal, so it sounds pretty good.
My major concern is if going Fuel Pull for that snack slows my motabolism more than if I picked a snack with a fuel type. I wasn't sure if it would kick my body into storage/starvationn mode because my body has some history with that sort of cycle from skipping meals. I thought the no real fuel for the five or so hours might make my motabolism dip particularly if my body is busy trying to make milk.
I think that weight fluctations each week are perfectly normal. I don't think it will slow down your metabolism, however we are all different. If you wanted to have an E or S snack some days then go ahead and do it. YOu don't always have to keep your snacks Fuel Pull but certainly some days you can. I wouldn't stress it, just play around with all this and see how you feel and what happens to your body. You're not going to mess up so bad that your THM journey will be thrown right of track. You're doing awesome!
steffanie3: You can use corn tortillas on occasion if you want to, there are sprouted ones that would be an even better option if you go that route. You could see how you do, I personally use low-carb options as well
May 6, 2015 11:29:11 GMT -5
sms: I'm so confused and overwhelmed. Now my husband wants to join me and I haven't a clue. I am to the recipes in book but don't understand how to develop menues. Please help
May 9, 2015 18:36:06 GMT -5
steffanie3: sms, don't get overwhelmed Some new ladies prefer to stick to all S one day then E the next until they feel more comfortable, but you are free to jump in and switch back and forth as you menu plan as long as your meals/snacks are three-ish hours apart.
May 11, 2015 14:57:15 GMT -5
steffanie3: If you post up above we can have more room to give some suggestions if you put the things you currently like to eat and what menus look like pre-THM
May 11, 2015 14:57:49 GMT -5
meemee: Is 0% greek yogurt with Polaner sugar free with fiber jam an E snack?
May 14, 2015 11:39:46 GMT -5
natcr3w: Foran e meal can I have oatmeal with 1 slice of sourdough bread with t.of butter?
May 15, 2015 8:13:56 GMT -5
steffanie3: meemee if you use a full tbsp of Polaner it can be, you could add some more E fuel to it if you like and are struggling to get in Es
May 18, 2015 13:20:01 GMT -5
steffanie3: natcr3w, that works just fine for E You do want your sourdough to be whole grain to be on plan and your oats to be not instant.
May 18, 2015 13:21:15 GMT -5
kimlopez: Would the Earth Milk be OK to drink during pregnancy. I love it and just wanted to make sure. I'm assuming yes since "the shrinker" is on the list but just thought I would ask.
May 19, 2015 13:34:12 GMT -5
stacylynn: What do you think about doing the fuel pull weeks continually? It seems to be working and I don't want to mess up again!
May 24, 2015 8:21:09 GMT -5
stacylynn: Oops! Fuel pull weeks should have been Fuel Pull Cycle in my aforementioned comment...I need more sleep!
May 25, 2015 8:39:34 GMT -5
meemee: Was a Chick-fil-A grilled chicken breast sandwich minus the multi-grain bun and no condiments ok and an E?
May 27, 2015 13:32:56 GMT -5
lindah60: Hello I am brand new to THM I will take any and all pointers for success, I am also type one diabetic... My book should be arriving any day.
May 27, 2015 21:12:25 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yes kimlopez, some mamas cut back a bit on the Oolong for caffeine and/or folic acid absorption, I personally drank mine a different time of day than my prenatal. I did make it with pregnancy tea as well and enjoyed it very much that way
May 30, 2015 1:21:21 GMT -5
steffanie3: stacylynn you want to take a break, you can do three weeks but then I think you want to break for a month. I would have to check on the time I think it is a few weeks to a month in between.
May 30, 2015 1:22:29 GMT -5
steffanie3: meemee you could us the grilled chicken breast in an E, but you would want an E fuel with it for an E. We don't have CFA, but I think I have seen mentioned they have a fruit cup or some kind of fruit option (maybe a salad with fruit) so you could do that
May 30, 2015 1:23:56 GMT -5
steffanie3: for your E fuel alone the breast would be FP
May 30, 2015 1:24:25 GMT -5
steffanie3: lindah60 Welcome I think you will find THM very compatable with your diabetes, one thing you might find is you need to do more of a "pulled back E", basically lighter on the E fuel (on plan carbs) to help your blood sugars stay stable. You might also
May 30, 2015 1:26:17 GMT -5
steffanie3: have a little bit of a journey to find out what time of day works best for your E meals, my friend likes them earlier in the day since she can do a bit of excersize since that helps her levels stay in a good range (she is type 2) though.
May 30, 2015 1:27:19 GMT -5
steffanie3: A walk after an E lunch or breakfast seems to work just great for her
May 30, 2015 1:27:45 GMT -5