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Day 22 When to skip dinner...in a hurry, while multi-tasking - TV or fasting
Arriving home after work-outs, I feel adrenaline rush to eat something fast.
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Transition by eating small amount of food
~ ~ then wait 20 mins to check stomach fullness (may walk or stair climb).
Work-out recovery: salad greens, ghee, sardines(no - switched back to tuna)
Sardines in mustard sauce 140 cal. - 49% fat, 5% carbs, 46% protein
Light Tuna in water 1 pouch 70 cal - 6% fat, 0% carbs, 94% protein


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Day 22 - When not to eat dinner

Well, thanks to No S I find that snacks are rare around here and I do not skip meals. I do try to eat dinner fairly early at 6 or 6:30 pm because my day is about over by then. I eat more at meals maybe than most snackers would but I try to eat only three meals a day.

At one time I tried to eat 5 or 6 small meals a day instead of three larger ones. It probably says something about my love of food when I tell you that those meals grew over time until I was gaining weight like mad. I guess I just didn't get the small meals concept and I felt like I needed to eat way too much.

Now I'm back to the old school 3 meals a day. It seems to work for me.

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Going more than 5 hours without eating (except for the gap between evening and morning) would be almost unheard of for me now. I'm never faced with the situation of having to skip lunch or postpone it till much later.

Sometimes my problem is more along the lines of wanting to eat dinner too early - then having way too much time in the evening stretching ahead of me. So having some kind of late afternoon snack is helpful...if I can regard it as a snack, and not the beginning of evening eating. I've had it happen where I ate all my carefully planned food way too early. That doesn't work well for me.

I don't always want or even think of an afternoon snack - but it happens occasionally. It's usually when I'm leaving the house around 3 or so to head to town for errands and the Y for exercise class that I won't be home from till about 7. I might eat an apple or yogurt to help carry me through.

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Looks like this Day's advice/lesson is not really grabbing people's imagination so much......... I certainly wouldn't have a snack before dinner - it'd ruin my appetite!

And I've done a lot better since I started cutting out snacks - and discovered that I won't die if I feel a bit hungry and wait for my meal.

I think you have to know yourself - and do what works for you. Certainly I can see that if I didn't eat all day, I'd be prone to grabbing anything I could lay my hands on in the evening! But planning means this does not matter.



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Day 22 - When not to eat dinner

I like the Intermittent Fasting routine that I began about this time last year. It works well for eating enough, being satisfied, not eating too much. I have to remember to drink enough too, and then it works very well !!

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Day 22 When not to eat dinner
I understand the reasoning behind this and it is manageable on days when I'm not going into schools to work. Luckily, at the moment, many days are working from home.
One personal note - I do try to leave 12 hrs between supper and breakfast.

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Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.
Days when I may visit 2 or more schools; Travel, particularly long-haul.

Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.
I carry the equivalent of a mini-lunch pack for travel, and if transit between venues is 12-1pm.
I very often know what supper is going to be and prep some parts in the morning. I have been known to snack on some of the prepared veg and then have to top them up for supper ;)

Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.
I prep fruit and veg and carry 'graze' boxes of nuts, beans etc.

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DAY #22 WHEN NOT TO EAT DINNER

NEVER! Never skip a meal. This is one lesson I have learned. I feel physically awful when I skip a meal. And sometimes, when my schedule away from home gets real busy and slides over past lunch time, I feel disappointed that I didn't plan better and remember to bring a healthy snack with me.

So I think I have Linda's first 2 steps covered: The 5 Hour Rule and Mini-Meals/Snacks.

I'm not so sure about the third rule: Don't Eat Dinner Right Away. On those days when I am super busy and feeling exhausted by dinner time, I don't think I should "sit down a cup of tea" and relax for a few minutes before I start dinner preparations. If I sit down, there is a very good chance I will not want to get up again.

I am far better off to have a plan for dinner prepared. If I know in advance what I am to eat for dinner, there will be no question about choices when I'm tired. Plus I can then call my DH and ask him to get started on the prep for me.

I have a few Protein Bars in my cupboard that are my "go to" and I can take with me on busy days when delays are a high probability.

Edited by: FUNLOVEN at: 2/4/2020 (10:43)
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Day 22 - When not to eat dinner

1. Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.
Wow! I've come a long way. I just wouldn't let this happen. I learned last year that reaching the absolute starving level is detrimental.

2. Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.

Every day is different for me, but usually at home we eat dinner at 6. I walked before dinner last night and had amazing energy in the evening after dinner.

3. Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.
100 calorie packs of nuts, apples, applesauce, fruit, protein shakes, 100 calorie Greek yogurts


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Day #22 When not to eat dinner

Since Im retired I dont have much problem with this lesson.
My solution for times when appointments take way longer than I expect is to carry a protein bar. Its much better than grabbing junk or fast food and will tide me over until I get to my planned meal.

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Day 22 When not to eat dinner

Many experts believe that when you avoid eating during the day, your body slows down in response to the famine. Later, your body will store some of what you take in during the evening because it anticipates there may be a food shortage again the next day.

Today

� Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.

I still NEVER go more than 5 hours between eating and rarely let myself get overly hungry.

� Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.

I decided to boil an egg which I could eat with salad as a mini-meal before I started cooking tea for everyone else so I wasn't really hungry, it was successful on Tuesday and I will do this again!

� Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.
Fruit - banana, apples, carrot sticks, celery sticks, small baked or sweet potatoes

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Sometimes I'll skip breakfast if I've woken late and have a nice lunch planned. Sometimes I'll skip breakfast if I've overdone it the night before and simply don't feel hungry. That's about the only time I can think of that is more than 5 hours between meals. I'll usually have some kind of snack late afternoon if I've had an early lunch -- especially if I'm going to do the 5:30 p.m. class at the Y before dinner.

A transition between daytime activities and the evening meal is a great plan. I like the cup of tea before as it fills my stomach and helps me slow down a bit and prepare something healthy. Lots of times I'll even have a hot lemonaid in a mug - lemon juice and stevia.

I have some go-to meals and snacks I eat regularly. Lately for breakfast it's been a vegan protein smoothie, then lunch veggie crumbles + greens or spinach filled tortillas and fruit, then a really big salad for evening with Greek yogurt or beans. The fruit has been fantastic lately so I'll snack on pineapple, bananas, berries etc. Oh yeah - I love peanut butter on apple slices, too.

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Day 22 When not to eat dinner

Many experts believe that when you avoid eating during the day, your body slows down in response to the famine. Later, your body will store some of what you take in during the evening because it anticipates there may be a food shortage again the next day.

Today

Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.

My daytime schedule has me eating something every 4 hours (meal or snack). I eat a big breakfast that keeps me feeling full and satisfied. I have a medium sized lunch or if not too hungry a piece of fruit. Dinner is a smaller meal with a salad and protein. I have a snack in the evening around 9pm and work hard to resist night time eating after dinner until I go to bed. The longest I go without eating is 9pm-9am. Although I dont eat during that time, I do have a cup of tea in the morning and evening.

Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.
I take the dogs outside to play in the yard and have a cup of tea. Before I eat dinner I drink 8oz of water and it helps me feel full.

Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.
Granola bars
100 calorie snack packs
Fruit (orange or apple)
Baby carrots
Twizzlers for sweet craving


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Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.
Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.
Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.


Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.

I eat at 11am, 12:30 noon and 6:30 pm - this is a fairly new routine for me, I used to eat a 7:30 am - 12:30 noon and 6:30 pm - I am trying intermittent fasting, that is 16 fast hours and an 8 hour eating window, I started about a month ago and I really like it and have lost inches, and feel a lot better. I believe I will get to target weight and fitness this way. I have less than 10 pounds to lose, and would like to be stronger and fitter, those finishing touches to goal are not easy, but I believe in striving to get there I have the health benefits of eating healthy and exercising which makes it an enjoyable and worthy journey. I believe different things work for different people, I think this is good for me. A few years ago I used to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day as is recommended by many reputable sources. Since last year I don't eat snacks any more, except a recovery drink of chocolate milk within 20 minutes of a hard workout. I had a late menopause at 58, now I am almost 61 (my birthday is next week) and I find my daily calorie burn has plummeted since menopause. If I eat 5 times a day, my meals are very small to stay below calorie cap, and I was hungry most of the day because I never ate enough per meal to feel full. I don't feel hungry in the morning ever, even before I began IF. Before IF I would feel hungry in the afternoon and the evening. Now I don't feel hungry in the afternoon as I eat quite a lot as a total at 11 and 12:30. I do feel hungry in the evening sometimes. I find hunger in the afternoon hard, but hunger in the evening is not hard to tolerate. This new way of eating is working very well for me so far.



Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.

I eat a bit while preparing dinner. I drink kombucha, and I eat raw veggies. This helps hydrate me and get started on my food intake so I am satisfied by the end of supper and don't have to wait 20 minutes after supper to feel satisfied. Between meals if I crave sweets, I drink some kombucha. It's tartness takes away desire for sweets. Kind of like if you brush your teeth in the morning, you don't want to drink orange juice, it doesn't taste good.


Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.

I don't believe in mini-meals or snacks, they don't work for me.
Except my recovery drink of chocolate milk after a hard workout.

I don't have the book, I am following this challenge by reading what Gill and Linda Spangle write and also reading what the other challenge followers write. I am a bit confused that this day is titled ' When not to eat dinner' but has no mention of not eating dinner, just about planning when to eat, not having more than 5 hours between day time meals and having healthy snacks ready in case of not being able to follow the planned menu.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 4/2/2019 (23:18)
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I love breakfast food and I enjoy breakfast. I don't like to get up eat right away though. I like to eat a couple hours after I'm up. On the mornings that I work (Mon/Tue/Wed), I bring something with me. I find that on those days I'm not really hungry for lunch. I eat more of a 'snack' type lunch, i.e. string cheese/fruit, or Sargento Balanced Breaks/fruit. Sometimes I add a tiny bit of crackers. I have to be careful with the crackers (or pretzels) because the taste for them (salt) comes from old food triggers for me. I'm learning. I'm very satisfied with that type of eating. The less I focus on it the better off I am. It just gets easier for me.

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I think a lot of times it depends on my mindset. If I didnt have a good nights sleep, I am hungrier the next day. If Im not stressed, Im not as hungry. So for me each day is different. I do usually have a snack in the afternoon, because we have a late dinner, but Im finding if I just have a few bites, Im ok.

I dont worry about weight loss as much as I care about being healthy. I have a friend who is obsessed with how she looks that she forgot to enjoy life.

What makes this team great is that we have different roads we take to get to the same destination.

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DAY #22 WHEN NOT TO EAT DINNER - ROUND 2

I remember when I used to think like Lori - when I used to think that if I skipped a meal it would be enough of a calorie deficit for weight loss. I also remember that thinking this way never worked! Just like her, I would end up ravenous by the end of the day and reach for the easiest food source I could find.

The next evolution in my eating pattern came after I realized the approach I mentioned wasn't healthy (thank you Spark years!). I would still skip lunch many times, but instead of waiting until later and delving right into a junk food dinner, I would take a break and have a healthy snack mid-afternoon.

Now days my meal routine has changed once again. Now I eat 3 meals EVERY day and I aim for that 5 hour rule. The recommendation to eat breakfast within 1-2 hours after waking up for the day started this habit off. Also, since I am in weight-loss mode (vs. maintenance) my calorie level is so low that I actually get hungry by the time 5 hours rolls around; and I have learned to recognize and not ignore that hunger signal (thank you Spark years!). I do not have the habit of eating a night time snack. That puts a lot of hours between dinner and breakfast (who know that would become a latest fasting craze!). So by breakfast I have no problem fulfilling my new habit of eating with that 1-2 hour period.

The thing that I took away from this lesson is to RENEW YOUR ENERGY with a bit of relaxation after a busy day BEFORE you dive into the food! My daily duties are usually done around 3-4 p.m. and I really enjoy my afternoon cup of coffee with a little flavored creamer as a special treat.

Yesterday it was 4:30 by the time I got home from the grocery store and so DH put the groceries away while I enjoyed my coffee and watched a recorded TV show that I like (and he doesn't) before I started dinner. We ate later than usual and really enjoyed our food!

I can't seem to figure out yet how to carry food with me in case of a delayed meal "emergency". I used to carry a granola bar in my purse, but the occasion to need it came up so rarely that it only ended up all smooshed so I gave that idea up. There have been a couple of incidence when I was caught "short handed" because I did not plan well enough. Oh well. Another habit to build on and get better at!


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Going too long between eating/ allowing myself to get overly hungry is always a danger zone for me-- "you are likely to do three things: eat too much, make poor choices, and not care".

I'm retired now, so I have the luxury of arranging meal times to suit myself. The ironic thing is that they have sort of naturally fallen into 5 hour intervals. Breakfast about 7, lunch around 12, dinner at 5. The only time I run into trouble is if errands/ appointments take too long, or some sort of social engagement changes the timing of a meal, or I wake up waaaaay too early (like 2 am),

I hadn't thought about a "transition" between the activities of the day and dinner-- but we actually do this already. DH and I almost always stop whatever we're doing and sit down to watch the early news (4 pm) together, and then when it's over, I rise up and rattle the pots and pans.

Somewhere along the line, I stopped keeping emergency healthy snacks in my purse and car, and I need to "reload" those.

For the purse/ car: Protein bar
For at home:
Orange & almonds
Apple & peanut butter
Yogurt & berries

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Day #22 When not to eat dinner (round 1)
Since Im retired I dont have much problem with this lesson.
My solution for times when appointments take way longer than I expect is to carry a protein bar. Its much better than grabbing junk or fast food and will tide me over until I get to my planned meal.
Day #22 (round 2)
Today, ironically, will be one of those days when my answer last time will be important to remember.
My hubby is getting tests early today and we have been told it will take several hours.
Doctor offices rarely have areas to walk but I have a protein bar and a bottle of water.
I also have our dinner ready to heat and serve so I can stay on plan after a very long day.



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Day 22 - When not to eat dinner

Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.

Besides a 12 hour fast a night, I rarely go more than 5 hours between meals. Perhaps if I'm out of the house shopping or running errands or if work is extremely busy.

Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.

My transition is usually changing clothes and discussing my day with DH. I like to drink a glass of water before each meal to slow me down. It might be nice to squeeze in a short walk or a few minutes of exercise before dinner.

Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.
String cheese
Yogurt
Sargento balanced breaks
Humus and veggies
Banana


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100 More DWL , Day 22 When not to eat dinner

Many experts believe that when you avoid eating during the day, your body slows down in response to the famine. Later, your body will store some of what you take in during the evening because it anticipates there may be a food shortage again the next day.

Today

Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.
Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.
Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.

In the past, I might have skipped breakfast and didn't eat until lunch. That hasn't happened in a long time. I have regularly planned and recorded meals and snacks. I have plenty of mini meals and snacks kept on hand at all times.

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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Nice to see you Wanda - having to eat every 4 hrs is a big change for you - I hope you can work it out without having to eat too many more calories! Just preparing food four times a day can be a bind!



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Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.
I eat breakfast around 5 or 6 AM. By 10 AM I am usually hungry. I know this can trip me up so depending on where I am, I try to become aware and decide if I can safely wait it out, need a healthy snack or should eat lunch early.

Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.

This is an area where I need the most work. Before and after dinner snacking are my most challenging times. Getting up so early along with a lot of activity can cause me to head for my beloved couch right before and after dinner. I am food tracking now and hoping this will help to break this bad habit. I used to take a short walk after dinner. I will think more about this.

Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.
Popcorn is my go to, apple slices with 1 T of peanut butter, almonds, cucumber slices, canned fruits in their own juice, frozen grapes.

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Day 22 When Not to Eat Dinner

Whew! Saw the title and thought she was going to tell me to skip dinner - No, I don't skip meals.

I don't work now (retirement is great) but I do think there should be a transition period between the work day or the days activities and dinner. Usually I like to take a break before I start cooking and I think it helps me to be able to eat slower and enjoy my meal more.

The five-hour rule won't work for me now because I need to take a pill every 4 hours and that MUST be taken with food, and not just with a few bites. Adjusting to Mestinon and adjusting my mealtimes has been really difficult.

I'm so far behind the team that I just decided to jump in here. I will try to go back and pick up a lesson from time to time but mostly I'm just going to try to stick with you for the next 78 days! It is good to be back.

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I never miss a meal!! Breakfast could be an egg, or steel cut oatmeal with fruit. I know my hunger is mind over matter, because when I am busy Im not hungry, so I can have a light lunch like fruit or a protein bar. My husband likes to have a nice dinner so I always make more than two can eat. ( thats my downfall). I do have a snack during the day which should be something healthy.

Im having some friends over for lunch on Wednesdayand they all love dessert, so I will accommodate. Portion size.......mindful eating!

One day at a time!


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When not to eat dinner
More than 5 hours
- ate a big meal and not hungry
At a function and the food is not on my plan so wait
Unexpected appointments and not planned

We keep protein bars in the car

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Day 22 When not to

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� Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.
Most days I don't go longer than 5 hours, today was 5 exactly tween bfast 7am and lunch 12pm and tea 5.30pm. Sometimes esp Sat or Sun it may be different.

� Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.
My day did fit in to the planned time today. My eating plan suggests if I eat by the 'rules' whenever in the day I can lose weight!

� Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.
I sometimes have bananas or other fruit or salad to fill the gap.

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Light exercise is a good transition (10 min walk)


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There are times I skip lunch and then, of course, dinner is pretty late and I'm pretty hungry. That is definitely not a good idea. So I have started packing something small in my lunch that I can eat if I don't feel like eating the tuna (love those packets for lunch - easy and portable). I have found that this time of year fruit is my 'go to.'

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I"m so far behind, but jumping in for today's... may try to catch up in my home journal.

Day 22 When not to eat dinner

Many experts believe that when you avoid eating during the day, your body slows down in response to the famine. Later, your body will store some of what you take in during the evening because it anticipates there may be a food shortage again the next day.

Today

Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.
Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.
Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.

Hmmm... I have read on several sites how intermittent fasting can be good for you ... here is a good overall article by Dr. Axe on the subject:
draxe.com/benefits-fasting/

I do have some healthy foods on hand when needed for a light supper and/or snack, avocados, kefir, salmon, cheese, lots of fresh veggies and berries.

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Day #22 When not to eat dinner







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Day #22 When Not To Eat Dinner


There have been plenty of times when I have skipped lunch because I have been to busy doing something I didn't want to stop doing just so I could eat or perhaps I have been so busy I ignored my hunger signals all together and forgot to eat! Then there are those times when I have purposefully skipped lunch because I want to stock pile my calories for a big evening meal. No matter the reason, the end result is usually the same. I end up feeling famished and grabbing whatever I can (usually not so healthy and in large quantity) to fill the pit.


I realize I have actually learned some things along the way:

1. Never skip a meal (even if it only amounts to a small snack).
2. Try not to go longer than 6 hours between meals. Eating several small meals/snacks per day is not for me although I realize it works for others.


and now I have a new tool - TRANSITION !

3. If I am feeling famished for whatever reason, I need to ease my hunger with a healthy snack in a controlled portion even if it is only 10 minutes until I get dinner on the table.

Linda brings up the point that when we avoid eating our bodies go into famine mode. I recently read that this might be an excuse for us because it takes a VERY LONG TIME before our bodies think we are starving. Think of children in 3rd World Countries - now THAT is starving!

However, I did find her explanation interesting that our bodies will store some of what we take in during the evening because it anticipates there will be a food shortage again the next day.

The key word for me from this lesson is TRANSITION!



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Day #22 When not to eat dinner

Since Im retired I dont have much problem with this lesson.
My solution for times when appointments take way longer than I expect is to carry a protein bar. Its much better than grabbing junk or fast food and will tide me over until I get to my planned meal.


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Today

Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.

The time between breakfast and lunch during my work week I am the last lunch of the day, which could be more than 5 hours depending on how crowded our lobby is with people needing assistance.

Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.

That's called "the drive home" which is a 45 minute commute in city traffic.

Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.

I have my "emergency banana", I'm good to go!

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Well, I have to disagree with part of this one. The 'experts' I choose to follow talk about how our modern habit of snacking throughout the day has meant that our natural systems of hunger/satiation have been disabled.

This obviously excludes those people who have medical reasons to eat small meals at frequent intervals.

I used to eat three meals and three snacks a day. I could never leave home without a couple of snacks in my bag. I was scared of being hungry.

I have now re-trained my body to expect three meals a day and no snacks.

So, I can go 6-7 hrs without food if I have to. A drink is helpful. But, I have to say, planning my meals so that I know I will be fed again soon, helps this.

I plan three meals a day - and I will carry a packed lunch with me if I think there's any chance that I'll be out at lunch-time, or I'm not sure what food will be available. So, yes, I do pack my food to make sure I don't have to go too long between meals.

I certainly do agree that it's not a good plan to not eat all day, and then eat in the evening. For all sorts of reasons, this is not a good idea!


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Day 22 When not to eat dinner

Many experts believe that when you avoid eating during the day, your body slows down in response to the famine. Later, your body will store some of what you take in during the evening because it anticipates there may be a food shortage again the next day.

Today

Identify places in your day where you might go longer than five hours between eating.
Plan a transition between your activities of the day and your evening meal.
Create a short list of mini meals or snacks; then stock up on supplies for them.

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