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Offline horizon

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Paying attention to when you eat
« on: May 28, 2018, 08:36:30 AM »
We often hear tips about how to control what we eat, but not when to eat. Some research journals recommend dinner before 7 PM. One even recommend not to eat after 2 PM. The body is forced to enter a fasting state where it will use fat to make the fuel we need. (See here or here for further details.)
Have any of you ever tried this?

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Paying attention to when you eat
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Offline girlchild34

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Re: Paying attention to when you eat
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 03:08:14 AM »
I always strive to have dinner between 7 PM  and 8 PM which is normally three of four hours before getting into bed. I understand the importance of having scheduled meal times but sticking to one such routine has never been easy. How many meals should one take in a day?

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Re: Paying attention to when you eat
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 02:22:53 PM »
Some say you should eat 6 small meals per day.  Society has forced us into 3 square meals per day.  I eat when I get hungry whether it's 10, 2 or 4.  I do eat breakfast every morning and then play it by ear from there. 

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Re: Paying attention to when you eat
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 12:30:32 AM »
I think many have been successful in controlling their weight by fasting. I have a history of gastritis, though, so I usually go for the small frequent meals when I feel discomfort in my stomach. Asking me not to eat after 2 PM is probably too much for a beginner, so I will try to finish my dinner at 6 PM and have breakfast at 7 AM. We'll see if that brings back my gastritis.

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