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: daisymae27 Welcome There isn't a set number, in an S meal you are to eat until satisfied, not stuffed but satisfied. You can have up to a 1/3 of a batch of Skinny Chocolate a day is the only fat guideline I can think of off the top of my head.
Feb 9, 2015 22:10:03 GMT -5
steffanie3: You do want to be respectful of things like heavy cream with lots of calories and not as "pure" of fat as coconut oil Does that help?
Feb 9, 2015 22:10:45 GMT -5
daisymae27: Yes, that does help. I have been putting coconut oil with a little THM sweetener in my coffee and then blending it in the blender. It's really good! I guess After years of diets that require me to count fats, I'm afraid I might overdo it.
Feb 10, 2015 9:38:47 GMT -5
dynamo: So, I remember reading somewhere that 2 light rye wasa crackers can be used in a FP, but the nutritional info says that 2 crackers is 11 net carbs.. isn't the limit 10 net carbs for FP? Does anyone have an explanation for this? TIA! : )
Feb 11, 2015 17:49:18 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yes two light rye Wasa for FP, one in S, or four in E. Rye is very gentle on blood sugar and they are super low cal
Feb 12, 2015 16:33:20 GMT -5
htebe: is there a substitute for oolong tea? seems I have everything but
Feb 15, 2015 7:19:47 GMT -5
stacylynn: trimhealthygma4him - what is overwhelming to you? Maybe we can help you!
Feb 16, 2015 10:27:04 GMT -5
stacylynn: htebe - I have subbed green tea for oolong before. They aren't a perfect switch, but I believe they are close enough to sub for one another. What do the rest of you think?
Feb 16, 2015 10:30:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: I agree Green tea can be subbed in Earth Milk so I took that as they were similar. I personally like all kinds of teas and drink both at different times. Many types have their own benefits, I would use what you have for now
Feb 16, 2015 12:45:45 GMT -5
steffanie3: Don't miss out on participating in http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3301/menu-monday-february-16th
Feb 16, 2015 18:09:15 GMT -5
kari1052: does anyone have a package of not naughty rice or pasta they wouldn't mind selling. I want to try it before investing in a case of it in case I hate it.
Feb 22, 2015 11:41:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: kari1052 it wouldn't be the same brand, but Swanson's Vitamins sells individual bags of konjac noodles, Miracle noodle brand. Although I prefer THM's (and THM's are cheaper even with shipping) you could get the basic konjac noodle idea that way
Feb 23, 2015 14:46:09 GMT -5
perla: Do any of you still eat any of the RAW recipes from Serene's previous cookbook? I would like to be able to implement the "Sun-dried tomatoe spinach pasta" and the "Classic Green Bean Salad" recipes. Are those still within the THM boundries?
Feb 24, 2015 18:27:44 GMT -5
caroljoy20: Any one have the super food chocolate chews that contain peptides???
Feb 28, 2015 11:01:05 GMT -5
gram42can: I was told plain Cheerios are on plan, can anyone verify this info. I am skeptical.
Mar 3, 2015 12:57:40 GMT -5
stacylynn: Hi caroljoy! I have the chocolate chews recipe. I'll post it in the S recipe files and *try* to message you.
Mar 4, 2015 10:42:21 GMT -5
crazyabt6: Hi! so excited to be here! Have a question about the country biscuit: I tried making it E-style with just the egg whites and it was a flop! I followed the recipe to a 'T' not sure what I did wrong..... Help? :/
Mar 4, 2015 19:49:32 GMT -5