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Old 02-12-2013, 20:22   #11
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I eat TWO meals per day -- using insulin, it minimizes peaks, and shots.

If I try to graze, I never go down!

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Originally Posted by foxl View Post
If I try to graze, I never go down!
I find that to be the case most of the time. Unless what I'm eating is just fat and no carbs or protein.

Some days I can go hours between eating. Other days I seem to be hungry all day, or at least all morning - and then I do graze but try to be prudent with my choices.

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Old 02-12-2013, 21:45   #13
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I basically only eat two meals a day too. I'm a night owl as are many of us here. I don't normally go to bed until after 2AM so I am getting up around 10:30/11:00AM.

I don't get to breakfast until around noon. It is a high fat and less than 3 gr of carb meal. For a long while I was forcing myself to eat a lunch around 4-4:30PM but about a month ago I basically gave up that meal and if I feel hungry at all will have an ounce of cheese or a handful of nuts or perhaps a couple slices of pepperoni or salami. I'm just not hungary enough for a meal.

I have my dinner anywhere from 8:00PM to 9:30PM. Again a fairly high fat meal and the meal with the most protein in my day. My daily carb count is almost always under 20 and often under 15. Yesterday's was 9 gr carbs. I really don't snack other than "lunch" which is more snack than meal. But then again there are some times when I will feel like a snack, so have one. I too am home all day, so I could eat anytime I feel like it, but following the above schedule seems to work the best for me.

I must add I am deeply in ketosis and as Shanny said, don't have a lot of glycogen circulating for my liver to dump. I like Salim's idea of giving his digestive system and related organs a chance to rest. I guess I have been doing that although unconsciously!!


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Originally Posted by CarolSue View Post
Shanny, can you expand on the above comment? What is meant by "keep your glycogen depleted" and what is a "liver dump." When I go longer than usual between meals I seem to have a much better BS reading.
What she means is that since Salim eats only low carb - high fat, he is in a prolonged permanent state of ketosis. In this state, the body learns to depend on ketones rather than glucose for fuel. Once in this state for a long time, the glucose reserves (glycogen) of the body get depleted. Once that happens, the liver is not able to give you a glycogen dump everytime you run low. This seems to be what is happening to you when you don't eat between meals for long periods.

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I've learned to go with the flow of things and can do so because of being in ketosis. If I'm hungry I eat, if I'm not, I don't eat. Some days a cheese stick for breakfast is adequate followed by a handful of walnuts and more cheese for lunch with no snacks between meals. The one constant I have is I'm always starving at dinner time. Do not snack hardly at all between meals any more.

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