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!
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
Bec720: Hello, Why am I nervous?! I have tried so many diets in my life. You name it and I have tried it and all of them have worked....for awhile. I can't seem to keep with any program and of course the weight comes back on.
Jun 22, 2015 15:24:47 GMT -5
Bec720: when I turned 43 my thyroid tanked, my hormones have not ever been balanced properly. (PCOS at 21yrs) and I have now gained 40+ pounds. I am scared to try and fail again.I am exhausted all day and by 2pm I need a nap or will fall asleep standing- for real
Jun 22, 2015 15:31:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome Bec720 Many mamas with PCOS do well on THM, looking forward to your journey.
Jun 24, 2015 12:49:35 GMT -5
orygungurl: I had a nice surprise when I went to the doctor a week ago. I learned that, after being on THM, off and on for a couple of years, I had actually lost 17 lbs!
Jun 27, 2015 19:27:45 GMT -5
lauriebovi: Just starting on this plan. Well I've been starting for a while now. Anyone have a really hard time staying on? I have no issue with what I'm eating. I feel like I'm just lazy and fall into old habits. any advice or personal experience?
Jul 16, 2015 16:45:08 GMT -5
steffanie3: lauriebovi, a menu plan really helps me even if it is just a daily plan so I kind of know what I will be eating through the day with snacks and meals. Also for me prepping ahead is a super helpful, having a large batch of something to grab when needed
Jul 20, 2015 10:09:50 GMT -5
alane: I've been on THM for 14 months and there is still a detail or two I am not sure about. The book lists 3/4 c quinoa as a serving limit, yet some of the breakfast recipes have 1 c listed. Can you clarify this for me? Thanks!
Aug 1, 2015 18:24:37 GMT -5
lynnluce: I have been doing the THM lifestyle for 8 months now with great success, for the first 6 months I have had the weight just slid off, lots of energy, and much happier. Now I am tired all of the time, cranky, and can't get rid of my lower belly. Help
Aug 3, 2015 11:11:41 GMT -5