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    Not what to eat but how to eat

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    I have really enjoyed PaleoBird's thread on carnivorousness. What was interesting to me is her eating pattern. I eat three meals/day, as habit only. Large meat and eggs at about 9:00 am, then usually some chicken or pork thingy with a few carbs at noon, then a light supper small portion meat AND sometimes/not a veggie for supper at 6: then nothing after. I have no idea why I do this. I am never hungry in between meals, and don't snack.

    My wife eats CRON, and has for years, and she is truly a BIRD sized woman. In fact I call her "mon petit oiseau". ANYWAY: she says I eat too much. I am wondering, are my lifetime habits causing me to eat too much? What would my my life be like on say, a grazing all day diet? would I over eat? What if I ate only once a day? Would I overeat? Obviously I am over thinking. NOT WHAT TO EAT BUT HOW TO EAT

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    It's hard to overeat on one meal a day, which is my eating habit (around 6pm). Sometimes I skip a meal, sometimes I eat two (weekend, for social convenience). I don't overeat I think but it varies and that's how I feel best.

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    I've actually just written an article about meal frequency and the scientific rationale behind why one meal a day is probably ideal. You can find it here. It's fairly long, otherwise I would have just included it inline in this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pklopp View Post
    I've actually just written an article about meal frequency and the scientific rationale behind why one meal a day is probably ideal. You can find it here. It's fairly long, otherwise I would have just included it inline in this post.

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    Thanks..printing it now
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkJames View Post
    It's hard to overeat on one meal a day, which is my eating habit (around 6pm). Sometimes I skip a meal, sometimes I eat two (weekend, for social convenience). I don't overeat I think but it varies and that's how I feel best.
    Did you just DECIDE to do that? What made you change the way you WERE eating?

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    I definitely eat less when I eat less frequently. As long as the meal is nourishing/nontoxic/slow-digesting I have no stress until the next one. No rigid planning though. On a given day I have an equal chance of either:
    (a) red meat/tuber/veg/fruit/chocolate dinner
    (b) salad lunch + smaller soup/eggs/rice/fish type dinner

    The first time I tried (a) I expected grotesque gorging but honestly can't do it. 1 steak and 1 potato are such natural unit sizes, eating more feels weird. I assume my body knows how to allocate everything and cope for 23 hours.
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    Experiment with listening to your body and feeding it when its actually hungry. You don't experience hunger because you don't wait long enough between feedings. And I say 'feedings' instead of meals, because you're eating to CW meal times, not your body's timetable.

    Skip a meal. Do not snack. Get hungry. Feel what real hunger feels like. Then feed that hunger. You might eat more in a sitting, but probably less than if you ate 3 meals a day on autopilot.

    Then again, if your current way of eating is giving you the results you desire, why change a thing?
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    I agree with the the others: why not try it?

    Personally, 3 meals a day suits me best. I have no interest in eating throughout the day. Eating a meal in the morning satisfies me till lunch, then I eat again, then I eat again for dinner, when my appetite has returned. I skip meals every now and then due to schedule (too busy or forgot) or lack of appetite. Sometimes I eat a little extra in the evening, but not as much as I would to completely make up for the missed meal.
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    Unless you are overweight, why would your wife think you are eating too much? Because you eat more than she does?

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    I do find all of this very interesting. I have never been one who can eat a lot at one sitting. I just can't. A couple bites and I'm usually stuffed. I graze... No weight problems either... I would like to work down to 3 meals a day though. Right now with all my grazing I probably eat 6 times a day??? I feel like maybe there are other health benefits to not grazing (like a better immune system response).

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