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Henriette Bsec
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Well
I might have been living this B way in 7 years
- but I first noticed the recommendation about 6 small meals pr day for B´s in LRT ! yesterday.

I have REALLY tried to eat a large meal at breakfast- medium at lunch and light meal at dinnertime +a few small snacks and it DOESN`T work for me !
Well now I know why !

I get so hungry at night time- and I freak out - big time- I don´t know if I was starved as a baby - but I really panik at night when I feel hunger.
I can be hungry at all other times during day- no problem- but after 9 - TROUBLE.

So I thought how do you other B´s feel about mealsizes and numbers pr day ?
Do you eat 6 meals or ?

I think it might be a bit challanging for me to change to 6 small meals instead of 3 meals + 1-2 snacks.- but it could be worth it.
Some evenings I have been so hungry around 9- 10 o clock that I have had to eat .
And I seem to do well on fruits, dairy(- cheese), nuts or other light things so that might be an idea to continue with that.


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Henrietta- if you think of your two small snacks as small meals you just need to add one more!

After 9PM hunger- any chance eating that late helps you sleep faster- I had that problem- I use to eat dairy and carbs before bed-thinking it would keep my glucose high enough thru the night- but also knowing I would fall asleep faster it was a habit hard to break after BTD- but I did it- I ate protein more and I went to bed at a certain time and I get up at a certain time(10PM-6AM sleep)(6AM-10PM awake time).  I very seldom vary from this pattern as it throws me off.  I know you will figure it out.  So much to learn we find out new things so often and by you communicating today, I wonder what else I may be missing  for O type.  Thanks  Linda
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Thanks Linda for you imput- I try very hard to go to bed at the same time- yes 10- 6  night- but for years I have tried to avoid eating later than 7 o clock- but I just can´t  handle a 13 hour break/ fast .....
I sleep well after a light meal- but I seem to have a problem with protein later than 7 though- so I think I´ll try a small snack at the late news time- 9 oclock.
breakfast at 6-
snack at 9
lunch at 12
afternoon snack 3.30/4
dinner at 6-7
snack at 9
sounds like my daughters feeding as a babe
To get the meals down in size will be interesting- especially because I try to make my O eat:
a large breakfast and lunch-  a small afternoon snack and a small light dinner- and it fits her perfectly.
1 size fits all- fight back again


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I'm very flexible with mealtimes and sizes... I usually eat when I am hungry... but sometimes I don't....  most nights I have a small evening meal... but on occasion I feel like a really large dinner or just a small snack and no dinner at all...


But I do feel best with a snack an hour or two before bed... but... sometimes I skip that too....




However....... I would NOT do well with a regimented eating/sleeping pattern... just does not work for me...


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I'm glad to hear you don't have a structure Kristin! I cannot figure out myself the best meal sizes/times or even what to eat when. Particularly as you say, sometimes I can eat twice as much as at other times. ( i have read that appetite increases with women nearer the start of a period). I also usually have a snack late at night, sometimes I have tried not to, and woken up starving in the middle of the night.

I try and have a "main" meal earlier though, before 6pm  if I can, that seems to suit me, partly because i sometimes have enough energy to cook earlier rather than later - sometimes i have a main meal at 4.30pm (not always possible)

To eat 6 smaller meals - sounds good, but what is a small meal/snack?

I am sure that different factors affect how much we need too - are we extra busy/active? under extra stress? Hormones? etc

So thanks H and K, you make me feel better about not having sorted out an optimal eating plan!

And i hope you are both well.



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Quoted from Kristin


However....... I would NOT do well with a regimented eating/sleeping pattern... just does not work for me...


I have the same feeling about it at least the mealpart- I do best with the same wake up time every mornings- tonight we change back from daylightsaving time- so yuppi 1 more hour to sleep
I was jut so surpised to reread the LRRT book about the 6 meals.
But I´ll stop feeling guilty about my snack around 9 news- as long as it is good B stuff.




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Quoted from Ellie
. I also usually have a snack late at night, sometimes I have tried not to, and woken up starving in the middle of the night.

To eat 6 smaller meals - sounds good, but what is a small meal/snack?



Glad that I am not the only one
Yes I was wondering as well about the size of the meals ????

Hope you are well Ellie- have an email lying around - will get around and finish it to you

BTW
I asked my friend (another B) and my sister and they both need something as well
- but Emma doesn´t care or my mum and her husband all 3 o´s ?


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Well
I might have been living this B way in 7 years
- but I first noticed the recommendation about 6 small meals pr day for B´s in LRT ! yesterday.

I have REALLY tried to eat a large meal at breakfast- medium at lunch and light meal at dinnertime +a few small snacks and it DOESN`T work for me !
Well now I know why !

I get so hungry at night time- and I freak out - big time- I don´t know if I was starved as a baby - but I really panik at night when I feel hunger.
I can be hungry at all other times during day- no problem- but after 9 - TROUBLE.

So I thought how do you other B´s feel about mealsizes and numbers pr day ?
Do you eat 6 meals or ?

I think it might be a bit challanging for me to change to 6 small meals instead of 3 meals + 1-2 snacks.- but it could be worth it.
Some evenings I have been so hungry around 9- 10 o clock that I have had to eat .
And I seem to do well on fruits, dairy(- cheese), nuts or other light things so that might be an idea to continue with that.


My husband is a B..and he survives on small meals. He eats when he's hungry. Has no particular time for his last meal. It's the same for all his siblings & Dad who are B's. It used to frustrate my MIL & me (both O's)...coz there we would have just cleared up the dinner table..and before we even wipe our hands, there they are asking if there was anything to eat!!!

Well, now I know , you guys are special

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Well, now I know , you guys are special

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Thanks


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Quoted from accidental chef


My husband is a B..and he survives on small meals. He eats when he's hungry. Has no particular time for his last meal. It's the same for all his siblings & Dad who are B's. It used to frustrate my MIL & me (both O's)...coz there we would have just cleared up the dinner table..and before we even wipe our hands, there they are asking if there was anything to eat!!!

Well, now I know , you guys are special

accidental chef


accidental chef-my dad was a B and the same would happen in our house.  He would eat just enough what he wanted at the main meals and have his snacks in between to keep him going.  (Even just 1/2 hour or so after the main meal)  We could never figure out where he put it all.  He was muscular, but never overweight.  

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Quoted from Ellie
I'm glad to hear you don't have a structure Kristin! I cannot figure out myself the best meal sizes/times or even what to eat when. Particularly as you say, sometimes I can eat twice as much as at other times. ( i have read that appetite increases with women nearer the start of a period). I also usually have a snack late at night, sometimes I have tried not to, and woken up starving in the middle of the night.

I try and have a "main" meal earlier though, before 6pm  if I can, that seems to suit me, partly because i sometimes have enough energy to cook earlier rather than later - sometimes i have a main meal at 4.30pm (not always possible)

To eat 6 smaller meals - sounds good, but what is a small meal/snack?

I am sure that different factors affect how much we need too - are we extra busy/active? under extra stress? Hormones? etc

So thanks H and K, you make me feel better about not having sorted out an optimal eating plan!

And i hope you are both well.




Ellie!!! So nice to see you around! How are things with you? I hope you are well too...



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Yeah, I have another B friend who prefers to eat more often if she can.

I'm not on here as often, but it's nice to see  you all here.

And I may just have a little snack now hee hee

Henriette, Look forward to email.


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I do best (and I think Modon brought this to our attention a few months ago) if I eat a carb snack or light meal late in the evening.  It helps me relax and sleep well.  I would never make it for 3 or 4 hours before bed and going to bed on an empty stomach.  Although I'm not a snacker during the day, I eat something about 1 1/2 hours before bed.

For me, it's one large (mid-day) and three small meals and one late evening snack.



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HM it is getting interesting.....
I see a pattern -
Last days I have had a light snack around 9 news-( bananas or almonds with milk or herbal tea)- going to bed 10- 10-30- and I have felt better- slept better- and been less grumpy in the morning- I am sure Emma appreciates that


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How about bananas dipped in almond butter?  



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How about bananas dipped in almond butter?  


Sounds so good - but it has been along time since I had some almondbutter
- it is hard to get and VERY pricy- I will look for it when I go to Copenhagen later this month.
I am going to a brand new supermarket with ONLY organic goods.
Our regular supermarkets are pretty good stocked with organic dairy, carrots, apples grains etc - but more special food you have to get from other places


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Almond butter IS expensive.  I wish I could manage to make a decent batch in my juicer.  It just isn't the same.  I still like bananas with almonds, even if it's not 'butter'.



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I love almond butter too, as a snack... especially on bananas, Victoria  



And I heard that the almond prices will continue to rise...    


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Trader Joes had great prices for organic raw almond butter last year, but not so anymore!



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Well
I might have been living this B way in 7 years
- but I first noticed the recommendation about 6 small meals pr day for B´s in LRT ! yesterday.

I have REALLY tried to eat a large meal at breakfast- medium at lunch and light meal at dinnertime +a few small snacks and it DOESN`T work for me !
Well now I know why !

I get so hungry at night time- and I freak out - big time- I don´t know if I was starved as a baby - but I really panik at night when I feel hunger.
I can be hungry at all other times during day- no problem- but after 9 - TROUBLE.

So I thought how do you other B´s feel about mealsizes and numbers pr day ?
Do you eat 6 meals or ?

I think it might be a bit challanging for me to change to 6 small meals instead of 3 meals + 1-2 snacks.- but it could be worth it.
Some evenings I have been so hungry around 9- 10 o clock that I have had to eat .
And I seem to do well on fruits, dairy(- cheese), nuts or other light things so that might be an idea to continue with that.



I have been eating 6 meals a day for about 2 years now.  Works perfect for me.  I have weird hours and need to keep my circadian rhythms perfectly consistent or I go outta balance (an affectation of B's that D'Adamo wrote about in one of his books...I can verify this 100%).  I wake about noon and have 2 eggs and salad...olive oil on the salad and sea salt on the eggs.  Walnuts and raisins about 4 hours later (as per food combining rules...regardless of some people dismissing the food combining theories I have tons of personal experience that totally validates them...I NEVER have digestive problems unless I break one of the combination rules...this solved many probs for me).  Anyway, about 1 and a half hours later I have a pineapple slice...another hour later an orange, or berries or some such.  Wait another hour and hydrate with distilled water then have 8 ounces of beef, lamb or turkey with salad and one veggie with an olive oil and sea salt dressing.  About 3 a.m. I have a small bowl of oatmeal and green tea.  This keeps me from basically never getting hungry.  I only really get hungry just before my walnut/raisin meal and just before my last feeding of oatmeal and tea.  Makes sense since protein meals take the longest to digest per the food combining rules.  But it isn't like I'm ravenous or anything...it's just the right amount of desire so that when I sate it I am happy.  That last little sugar blast helps get me in the mood for bed.  
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mm, i definately can relate to you B's!

yes i eat when im hungry, and also get that panicky hungry feeling in bed if i havnt had some kind of snack, even a cup of hot milk with ginger & honey can help, but i havnt figured it out yet what is best either..

i had some flax oil before bed the night before and i didnt panic..but it wasnt an extremely satisfying snack..
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I think we B's need a little fat, a little protein and a little complex carb in the evening.  It can be different for different ones of us depending on what we consider "comfort food".



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I thought I read early in my BTD 'life' that Bs are more prone to hypoglycemia which means eat more often.  Don't feel bad if you get hungry.  I think Os are almost like this, too.
My B son got hungry all the time as a child & snacked a lot.  He stayed slim, too!
 Don't ever feel guilty or strange if you feel hungry!!
I have different hunger patterns on different days, too.  But I do better with a big midday meal if possible.  If I'm at work or very busy, I can be distracted & eat less, but I function better with that big meal. Sometimes I need to eat at night to sleep & sometimes I don't.
So, Henriette, go for it! as  you have been doing.  I'm sure you are doing better!
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Thanks mrs T -
the last weeks I have done as all the good B´s suggested- and I think that finally after 7 years I´m starting to understand my B ness


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