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Has anyone tried to combine the paleo diet concept with the clean eating diet? I really believe in the eating 5 or 6 small meals a day.

Answered on October 13, 2013
Created October 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Has anyone tried to combine the paleo diet concept with the clean eating diet? I really believe in the eating 5 or 6 small meals a day.

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on October 13, 2013
at 05:29 PM

I suppose you could make th 6 small meals a day work with paleo, but I find I don't need it since I pile on lots of vegetables (both raw and cooked) to my plates it takes on the size of a "square" meal, and with the protein and healthy fats in paleo, I find I don't need lots of little meals.

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on October 12, 2013
at 03:41 PM

Paleo generally means a low-carbohydrate load which also generally means increased levels of satiety. You're likely not going to feel the need to eat every 2-3 hours as you do on a processed/refined carbohydrate-centric diet. Up to about 30% carbohydrate in my diet, 2 meals is plenty. Nearing 40% carbohydrate, I start to get an extra hunger pang for a third meal. 50+% carbohydrate, I might as well be grazing on Oreos (or I actually am grazing on Oreos!)

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on October 12, 2013
at 02:16 PM

I hope pale will help me not be so hungry all the time and obsessed with eating. It would be nice if I could just have breakfast, lunch and dinner and not feeling I need to eat in between. But if your interested in that kind of diet check out Jillian Michaels books, matering your metabolism, it's not 100% paleo but almost and her way reasoning about food it quite the same as you seems to be looking for.

I've done a lot of clean eating but on a normal, fitness setup with 40/40/20 and non organic. But all processed food messed up my endocrine system as hell. Had no idea that I had PCO and even less understanding of how a perfectly normal fitness diet with supplement proteins and stuff, with sweeteners and other real bad stuff will mess up the system completely. Time to rethink, reeducate and redo.

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on October 12, 2013
at 05:59 AM

I was doing the 5 to 6 meal a day diet for a while. It's one way to live. Back then, I kind of felt like I had to keep eating that often or I wouldn't feel good (It was after I had lost a bunch of weight and was struggling to add more.) I could spend an entire day just shopping, cooking, cleaning, cooking, shopping, cleaning, etc. Now, I'm doing 2 solid meals and some light fruits / vegetables around it and I have so much more time in the day and level blood sugar. I think the 5 to 6 meals a day would be more worth it if I was heavily training and needed maximum repair time / energy, but, it's not very convenient at all.

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on October 11, 2013
at 10:40 PM

I don't believe in grazing. I am more attuned to the concept of letting your body digest and fully utilize a meal before stoking the burner again. However it probably is dependent on the individuals metabolism and how they handle not being constantly fed. I don't like to be around my wife if she hasn't had her three meals and a snack, whereas I'm fine with 2 meals only.

I'm all for Paleo anyway you can take it.

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on October 11, 2013
at 10:36 PM

paleo does not require IF, i dont even think anyone even really recommends it for women.

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