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    Heya

    so, I tend to go with a cup of coffee in the morning and either a big breaky and supper or skip breakfast and eat a big lunch and dont eat dinner.

    I am loosing weight fast but I am not getting near enough protein or veggies. I do take a multivitamin.

    when is this going to be an issue?

    Eat when hungry and eat as much as you want are great but if I dont eat enough wont I get sick eventually?

    Breakfast is usually a 4 egg and veggie heavy frittata fried in butter.

    Lunch is a big ass mixed salad with half a lb of some meat.

    Supper is usually something grilled on the bbq and the wife makes a veggie something.

    I have not eaten 3 times in a day in 3 weeks.
    Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one http://www.utilikilts.com/company/pr...ilts/workmans/ actually.

    Join me at www.paleoplanet.net, where all the cavemen hang out.

  • #2
    Nope, you'll be fine. I rarely eat 3 meals in a day anymore.

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    • #3
      Sounds like you don't trust your ability to eat enough. Do you feel hungry? Do you have the energy you need? If you aren't hungry and you have the energy you need then you are fine. As you get thinner you will lose less weight and eventually you will stabilise or adjust what you eat.

      This is not a 'diet' diet, this is how you can eat forever. You are are probably eating more nutritiously than you were before.
      Evolutionary. Ideology that fits biology

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      • #4
        I get cravings for something sticky and gooey but not often hungry, I have plenty of energy.
        Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one http://www.utilikilts.com/company/pr...ilts/workmans/ actually.

        Join me at www.paleoplanet.net, where all the cavemen hang out.

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        • #5
          I've been eating twice a day now for over a year. It's a rare occasion if i have a 3rd meal. Free your Mind, and your Grok will follow...
          Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Warmbear View Post
            I get cravings for something sticky and gooey but not often hungry, I have plenty of energy.
            You are doing just fine! Don't sweat the details... don't make what should be easy hard.

            I almost never eat 3 times a day... it would take real effort. Once or twice is normal for me and I feel fine and satisfied with that. It's one of the reasons I love Primal SO much. NO food stress ever!

            How about keeping some boiled eggs around to pop in case you do get a little hungry, a nice bit of extra protein and fat in you feel like you "need" to try.
            “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
            ~Friedrich Nietzsche
            And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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            • #7
              Your metabolism will speed up more if you increase the number of meals that you eat in a day. Make sure your still getting enough macro nutrients in your daily/weekly meal program depending on your nutritional cycling. If you are getting cravings for sweets go buy yourself some omega 3 fish oil and pop a couple pills each time a craving comes around. That will help to change your body from using sugars for energy to fats. It'll also increase your insulin sensitivity.

              And lift more weights! Cheers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Iron Will View Post
                Your metabolism will speed up more if you increase the number of meals that you eat in a day. Make sure your still getting enough macro nutrients in your daily/weekly meal program depending on your nutritional cycling. If you are getting cravings for sweets go buy yourself some omega 3 fish oil and pop a couple pills each time a craving comes around. That will help to change your body from using sugars for energy to fats. It'll also increase your insulin sensitivity.

                And lift more weights! Cheers.
                Say what now?
                You know that metabolism thing is CW bullshit right?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Warmbear View Post
                  Eat when hungry and eat as much as you want are great but if I dont eat enough wont I get sick eventually?
                  No, but you will crave either more food or specific foods. Remember, once upon a time, man needed to trust his body on how much/what to eat. There were no 'experts', calorie counters, Fitday, or any other way of determining nutritional or caloric needs. Just pay attention ~ your body will let you know what it wants.

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                  • #10
                    Your exactly like me and i was worried too but as long as i dont see muscle falling off me and i keep losing fat all good i hardly get hungry and i dont eat alot but after heavy weights session like todays deadlifts i makesure i follow it up with meat and carbs(good ones ).Primal rocks!!

                    I think when you eat alot of sugar your always hungry and then when you go primal after a little bit you realise your not eating all the time your not always hungry and you dont have sugar highs and until you get your head around it you get worried but just roll with it.
                    Last edited by gotsometoloose; 04-20-2012, 12:42 AM.

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                    • #11
                      3 or more meals a day is not required. Nowhere does it say you will keel over and die of malnutrition if you do not eat as CW dictates. I've been living almost my whole life on 1-2 meals a day and I'm now a rather healthy, fit adult. I was a picky eater as a child and my parents let me eat when I please and not force food on me after realizing it was futile.
                      F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                      "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Iron Will View Post
                        Your metabolism will speed up more if you increase the number of meals that you eat in a day. Make sure your still getting enough macro nutrients in your daily/weekly meal program depending on your nutritional cycling. If you are getting cravings for sweets go buy yourself some omega 3 fish oil and pop a couple pills each time a craving comes around. That will help to change your body from using sugars for energy to fats. It'll also increase your insulin sensitivity.

                        And lift more weights! Cheers.
                        Ummm also, I don't know about "popping a couple of omega 3 pills". That can cause major runs in people that don't take it on a regular basis!!! And even if u take it once a day, it can still cause some issues if u take too much!! I would suggest if you are having sweet cravings to get on the floor and do 15 push ups and walk away from the kitchen and you will likely be fine!!

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                        • #13
                          Don't worry about not getting enough protein and vegetables. Just look at your meal plan- every meal you DO eat is protein and vegetables!
                          And how much do you feel is ENOUGH? Are you trying to fit your meals into conventional wisdom guidelines? Seems like you STILL might be getting the 'daily five' of vegetables, even on two meals a day. But don't worry about that. Eat to your hunger. And remember, as you get healthier and/or lose weight, your appetite may very well change. Just because you are not eating much now, doesn't mean this pattern is forever.

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                          • #14
                            I've been eating this way since about last August. Rarely will I eat three times a day and sometimes it feels like I can go only once. Sometimes not even once and I'll try that as my "intermittent fast" day. I'm still not used to fasting like that so I've only done it a few times...But really, if I eat when I'm NOT hungry now I notice that I gain weight.

                            If you're hungry, eat. If you are bored, don't eat. I never eat around the same times either, just because I try to base my eating on when I'm hungry. I only have two problems nowadays:

                            1 - I'm never usually hungry the same time my husband is, and he is one of those people who are like "ok I'll just wait for you to get hungry then" even when he's starving

                            and

                            2 - I work onboard Amtr@k trains in the cafe car. Ever been on a train? Not only do I have to be around all that junk/processed food, I have to consciously sell it to other people now XD

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                            • #15
                              Don't forget about the 25 pounds of human fat your body has consumed in that time period. Sounds like you've made an easier transition than many to using fat as fuel, and your body is readily donating to the cause to make up for the extra calories. Your appetite will increase as your body's needs dictate. Keep up the good work!
                              The Champagne of Beards

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