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    I will be getting 4 days when I can go primal. I am thinking of eating one big meat and fat meal a day, to be as primal as possible. Rest of the day will be a long fast.


    I am not yet sure whether I should eat it in the morning or the night. Night is good because fasting on an empty stomach is easier. While Morning is good because sleeping on a heavy stomach is difficult. I will not have much time after office, to give a couple of hours between eating and sleeping.


    I cannot eat it at the ideal time of 4-6pm in the evening.


    What do you think would be better?


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    Hmm, as many answers as people I think!


    For what it's worth, you'd have to be out hunting (ie daytime) before you got your antelope dinner - which implies nightime eating.


    However you might be able to function during the day better with some food in you. Although thinking logically, in that case all your blood would be heading for your intestines rather than your brain...


    Personally speaking I can eat a big lunch and forget about dinner, so for me 11-12 in the day would be best - just to be awkward!


    I'd try a night time meal to start with and see how you feel. You can always change. Good luck!

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      I eat mine at 7pm.

      The "Seven Deadly Sins"

      Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
      Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
      Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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        Sorry to hijack. I posted this question on the supplements thread after you responded to my supplements question. Since you may not have had an opportunity to see it, I'm posting it here again.


        @Anand: You said you're mostly vegetarian. How are you "primalizing" your diet? I'm from India too and have vegetarians in my family who I would like to start eating healthy. What constitutes your vegetarian meal?

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          I think it depends how you feel. I tend to be less hungry in the morning so I eat mostly at night. But, I sleep pretty well with a stomach full of meat and fat.


          (Sleeping on a full stomach of carbs, however, was a very different story, as the digestive difficulties would disrupt my sleep.)

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            @maba


            I am not really vegetarian. But I am married to a vegetarian. So I cannot go completely paleo. Now that she will be going to her parents house for those 4 days, I will have the chance to try complete paleo.


            I will be going on a completely meat diet, with little vegetables (except for cooking purposes), to see how it affects me.


            I will be using a lot of fermented cream, not really paleo, but Indians are very well adapted to dairy. And cream is nearly full fat. I wanted to have some yogurt for marinating, but fermented cream would be a better choice.


            I don't really primalize my diet. I just try to keep it as healthy as possible, and try to reduce wheat as much as possible.


            My normal diet is eggs and yogurt in breakfast. Chicken, vegetables, and fruits, for lunch. Dinner is with the family, and I eat whatever is available.


            My wife has started to understand that what I am talking about makes sense. But she still has a lot of fears. We have gotten rid of all vegetable oils. We eat mostly ghee, and a small amount of mustard oil for cooking vegetables. My wife still hasn't completely given up on sweets, but is moving slowly towards it.


            She is not trying to give up wheat. The problem is that she doesn't think that it is bad for her. Still we eat dosas and other south indian rice/lentil fermented things, quite frequently. We also ferment our wheat dough. We are not improving beyond that. But we have a whole life left, to keep changing a little by little ;-).

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              @madam


              I am also tending towards eating in the night. I feel less hungry in the morning, but probably will feel more hungry if I eat in the morning.

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                Thanks much for your detailed reply Anand. I'm trying to get my parents to eat less grains and more meat. I've convinced them to use coconut oil for cooking. It's been hard to convince them to use ghee and eat red meat and eggs because of the contradictory advice they get from their physician. My mum has high cholesterol and has been on statins for 5 years and according to her Dr., most paleo foods are no-no. We traditionally ate a lot of dosas and idlis, but my parents have switched to eating rotis because of the misguided health advice that wheat is better than rice.


                Do try to get your hands on "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon. She has traditional recipes from various cultures (including India) that use fermentation to mitigate the effects of phytic acids and lectins in grains and beans.

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                  Here's a book about that very thing, paleo-like (this diet is higher in carbs) diet with one meal a day:


                  http://www.warriordiet.com/


                  -bcreager

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                    I'm doing a 1 meal/ day this week for a greater impact on achieving Ketosis (I wake up every morning after a IF w/ ketosis day feeling and looking like I lost 5 lbs!!!!).


                    It's easier for me to just continue my sleep-induced fast, so I will go until dinner (especially since hubby and kids will be eating dinner too. It's so hard to fast when everyone else in the house is eating food in front of you!).

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                      If I'm doing a longer fast (24 hours is long for me) I tend to eat at night. If I eat in the early morning I tend to get hungrier through the day... not real hunger, but wanting to eat.


                      If I wait till night I don't think about it as much.

                      Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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                        FNW, I started the day with the intention of doing my first 24-hour fast and having my meal tonight. But I ended up snacking and after that I felt the need to eat something (not even sure if I was hungry) and ended up having a big salad.


                        Sassa, any tips on how to do a 24 hour IF. Every time I try a fast longer than 12 hours, I'm constantly thinking of food - not necessarily craving it - and then end up breaking it.


                        Interestingly, the couple of times I've gone on long fasts (16 and 20 hrs) were after a carb-heavy/grain meal the previous night. I felt so bloated that I had to fast.

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                          Maba, personally, I won't fast (especially a long fast) unless I've had a really full-fat & protein-filled day beforehand. It keeps you satiated through your fast.


                          Also, I like to do it on a day that I am really busy and I even like to incorporate exercise when I am feeling the need to snack and for some reason, it tends to take my hunger/ snacking needs away for another couple of hours.


                          Lemon water or any other herb/ spice infused waters may help if you sip on it constantly.


                          Cinnamon is also a natural hunger suppressant and helps to aid in cleansing the blood while your body is busy 'fixing' itself with the energy retained by not digesting food.

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                            maba I really think it's easier if you don't snack... drink some tea, and keep busy. Go for a walk, work on a project you "never have time for" (organizing a closet or something?) ... similar to SassaFrass's suggestion to do it on a day when you're really busy.


                            If you're busy it's easier not to be distracted by food (also, get away from the house if you can).

                            Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.

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