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: Everyone please join in on Menu Monday and post a days menu it can be a fun way to share new ideas and inspire other mamas and get inspiration for yourself http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3130/menu-monday-october-27th
Oct 27, 2014 15:51:38 GMT -5
Bryony: New to this posting thing, hope I am doing it right! Been on plan about 2 mo, lost 17 pounds. Still wearing same size clothes but more comfortably. Which is all good. Question though - has anyone else had problems with loose stools?
Oct 28, 2014 9:16:54 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hi Bryony As your body adjust to coconut oil, mct oil, or xylitol loose stools can happen. If you have added those or more of those recently you might need to cut back a little and work up Congrats on the 17 pounds, that is great
Oct 28, 2014 11:35:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: A great place to start here is introducing yourselves here http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/threads/recent/14
Oct 28, 2014 11:37:34 GMT -5
Bryony: Thanks steffanie3! I hadn't considered the coconut oil.
Oct 28, 2014 21:29:52 GMT -5
rboersma7: I lost my last post. Mother of 7, grandma of 2, married 30 years, 50 years old. I would like to be healthy first and lost weight second. I have muscle stiffness and need to lose 35 pounds. Just bought the book for both my daughter and myself.
Oct 30, 2014 13:48:56 GMT -5
ber: Hello I am a 28 year old mother of a one year old boy! I really want to eat and cook healthy food for both me and my son. I would also like to lose the baby weight! I purchased the book for myself and and my sister!!
Oct 30, 2014 15:47:13 GMT -5
ber: i have a question about this recipe: 1 can chicken,1/4 red onion,2 celery sticks,1/4 cup real mayo,1/2 cup unsalted natural almonds1/2 tsp smoked Paprika. Will this chicken salad still be on plan if I added 1 packet stevia and 1 Tbs red wine??
Oct 30, 2014 16:00:53 GMT -5
ber: I am a sweet chicken salad lover and wanted to make sure I didn't go off plan by adding things to the recipe!
Oct 30, 2014 16:01:45 GMT -5
dee1961: Hi! I am a soon to be 53 year old (Monday 11/3), married mom of 2. I just recently started gaining weight...Menopause?? I just bought the book and can honestly say, I haven't made it all the way throught it yet, but have started S and E meals
Oct 30, 2014 17:08:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome ladies
Nov 1, 2014 13:47:49 GMT -5
steffanie3: Sounds just great ber.
Nov 1, 2014 13:48:12 GMT -5
sophia: My mom, older sister, my moms friend, and I are doing the fuel cycle this week.... Please shoot out your favorite recipes to use for this!! We need ideas!!
Nov 3, 2014 10:16:27 GMT -5
steffanie3: Broth based soups are great for this time of year and a FC I did a modified "cabbage soup diet" soup with some boneless skinless chicken for protein, I just searched for an online recipe and left out some things if I remember right, I love cabbage
Nov 10, 2014 10:42:30 GMT -5
grammalynda: if there isn't a reply button on a thread (too old maybe?) should I start a new thread for that subject?
Nov 18, 2014 22:06:22 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hmm, on the upper right as long as you are logged in there should be a reply button, but you sure can start a new thread if you want
Nov 19, 2014 19:52:11 GMT -5
grammalynda: I figured it out-when you do a search it takes you to the conversation-there is not a reply button-but the name of the thread is listed above the date and if you click that it takes you to the thread and the reply button. thanks stefanie3 and rebekahrl
Nov 20, 2014 22:49:02 GMT -5