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!
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