Ello, I am wondering if theres a specific schedule to have to follow while on the Paleo Diet. For example, eating every 3 hours or ONLY eating when you're HUNGRY. Thank you, looking forward to your answers!
Might I add, my Goal is to get rid of body fat and gain muscle. I workout 3 times a week, about 2-3hrs.
I go with the "follow your own schedule" on this one, because I think it can be very based on what you are doing that day, how many hours you are up and about, how much sleep you got etc.
For example, on weekends, I like to have a bit of a sleep in with a lazy morning. Wake up at nine, read my novel, hang around in bed, sip a pot of tea- I usually don't end up eating until noon, and then I end up eating just two meals a day for Saturday/Sunday. Week days I tend to be out the door by 7 am and not back until late, so I need more frequent food to keep me feeling energized and satisfied- probably three meals, maybe one snack. This works for me, as it fits with my schedule and it's what makes me feel good. My boyfriend eats more frequently than me- he doesn't have the time to sit down and dig into a big meal in the middle of the day, so he just eats when he can and doesn't worry too much about the timing.
Eat when your hungry in a way that works with your schedule. Don't worry too much about trying to follow a pre-set plan.
There are no rules on this one. Some people eat once a day others every three hours. And everything in between. You want to try to eat according to your hunger but that's not always possible. Do what feels right for you and what works with your daily schedule.
It's whatever works for you. Once you're dialed in with getting your hormones and metabolism under control, you can trust your body's hunger signals. There are days where I basically eat all day long, there are days where I skip lunch, and there are days like today where it's 6:30 in the evening and all I've had is breakfast (and I still don't feel hungry, I feel great right now, BTW). So if you're dialed in, just eat when you're hungry and eat to satiation.
If you're not dialed in, then you'll get lots of advice. What worked for me was to eat just at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a 4th snack sometime when it was convenient. Others say to eat many small meals, and yet others will say to try a compressed eating window. I don't know what's best, I just know what worked for me.
My Experience is that my blood glucose are more stabilised after going Paleo. Now I'm having tree meals pr day, before that I had 6 meals pr day.
I'm just listen to my body, and suggests you just listen to yours...
I eat from 1 to 4 times a day, depending on schedule, workout, what I ate yesterday etc. I rarely get hungry, and when I'm hungry I can have massive meals and easily consume 2000 kcal in a single sitting. I am a grad student, so my days are really flexible and I usually end up with 2 meals a day.
I typically eat 2 times a day. I will occasionally have a small snack depending on my activities/meal timing for that day. This is what works best for me, I am a female 20 year old college student athlete. I feel best when I fast nightly for 12-16 hours regularly with an occasional 18 - 22 hour fast (3 times a month?). I feel less bloated if I do some fasting.