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Read some but wanting more thoughts on eating times.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 22, 2013 at 6:19 PM

First I am new to paleo but had already been low-gluten (now none other than one, every other week Guinness).

I am confused on when/what is best to eat. I already have to take Iron, and take biotin as well as Vit C for a few issues, with Paleo I have added a CLO, ALA, Mk-4 Carlsons, and Zinc.

My one nutritionist who is ok with me cutting out gluten (for now) wants me to make sure I am eating enough and eating every 3-4 hours and at least 5 meals a day.

I only started really eating a breakfast again about 1.5 years ago.

Meanwhile reading some of Marks Daily Apple and somewhere I think on here I was reading that lunch ought to be the largest meal not breakfast and some even seem to suggest no breakfast.

To be honest I don't like eating often (never have - lived most of my life eating two meals a day).

So I have two questions I suppose to start with:

  1. What do those of the Paleo community tend to do with how often or when they eat? Are there differences you have noted?

  2. I know I shouldn't have calcium (dairy) when I have Iron which I prefer to take in the morning. But for those who take CLO, K2 Mk-4, and similar are there foods or times that are best with them?

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

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on March 22, 2013
at 07:00 PM

The five meals a day thing is nonsense even in the gym context. It's just early 2000s bullshit.

944c4a63c90e49a0219df10b495ec06e

on March 22, 2013
at 06:51 PM

Thanks! Looking even just at pre-industrial/modern societies people would not have eaten that many meals a day.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on March 22, 2013
at 06:47 PM

Liver is THE BEST PART if you cook it right. Get the grass-fed one!

944c4a63c90e49a0219df10b495ec06e

on March 22, 2013
at 06:33 PM

My Iron has went up some since starting Paleo but not enough to where my hematologist wants me to get rid of the iron supplement yet same goes for the b12 shot. I am thinking that if I can get comfortable eating more parts of the animal (liver...still nervous and haven't tried yet) that it will be enough.

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532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on April 05, 2013
at 09:24 PM

I usually just eat lunch and dinner, in the morning I drink coffee with cream.

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86c97b2779feab3c330f5e1c5fea7e25

(2312)

on March 22, 2013
at 06:48 PM

This answer is common on paleohack buts you REALLY need to see what works for you. Some people do 3 large meals, others eat one huge meal within a specific window of time, others fast for 24 hours then have a small meal.

So many different ways and I personally go between whatever works for my schedule. If I don't feel like prepping food, maybe I'll throw in a 20-24 hour fast for my body's digestion to clear. If I go to the gym in the morning and run after work then I'll have 3 meals, sometimes a snack of almonds, knowing my body needs the fuel.

Don't like having to prep lunch for work? Skip it! Don't like making breakfast in the morning? Don't! Make it work for you and life will be that much better

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 05, 2013
at 10:53 PM

Let me guess, the person who recommended eating every 3 hours is a grazer, right?

I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum. I have no interest in food until I've been up and moving around for several hours. Once I've eaten, I have no interest in eating again until that food is well down in my gut.

My usual is one meal per day, but sometimes--like today--I don't feel hungry so I eat what is basically a snack. A few hours later the true story emerges, and sometimes I don't eat any more and other times--like today--I do.

As Desmond said, you need to experiment and figure out what works for you.

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7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

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on March 22, 2013
at 06:44 PM

I tend to eat one meal at 10am and then I make a meal when I get home. I like to get my vitamin d in the morning, right when I wake up. I like to take my K2 early too. When I first started taking it, I would take it at night and for some reason it causes me to sleep with my mouth open when I sleep. I have heard it is a good idea to take it with food. I often forget to take it in the morning and take it around 5pm, when I get home.

That five meals a day thing is nonsense. Eat when you are hungry. Don't eat when you aren't. Multiple meals might make sense for someone trying to get an amazing and non-paleolithic physique in the gym, but it is clearly an artificial standard only made possible via refrigeration and an industrial food system.

944c4a63c90e49a0219df10b495ec06e

on March 22, 2013
at 06:51 PM

Thanks! Looking even just at pre-industrial/modern societies people would not have eaten that many meals a day.

3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

(1354)

on March 22, 2013
at 07:00 PM

The five meals a day thing is nonsense even in the gym context. It's just early 2000s bullshit.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on March 22, 2013
at 06:26 PM

I can't answer for all Paleo community, but this is what I personally do:

breakfast, lunch and dinner. NO SNACKING!!!!

I do not supplement at all... only vitamin D.

My iron levels were very low but now they are very good. All I did was eating meat, lamb and liver.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on March 22, 2013
at 06:47 PM

Liver is THE BEST PART if you cook it right. Get the grass-fed one!

944c4a63c90e49a0219df10b495ec06e

on March 22, 2013
at 06:33 PM

My Iron has went up some since starting Paleo but not enough to where my hematologist wants me to get rid of the iron supplement yet same goes for the b12 shot. I am thinking that if I can get comfortable eating more parts of the animal (liver...still nervous and haven't tried yet) that it will be enough.

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