Like most things, this is not black and white. How you structure your day really depends on what you like to eat, what kind of lifestyle you live and what your body craves and needs.
I’m going to share with you how I structure my day, and have for the last three years. It has brought weight loss and amazing success!
Through experimentation you will have to decide how to best structure your days. I can’t say do this and it will work. Nope! Not gonna! But, there are some great ideas in here that will give you some guidelines to follow.
How I structure my day and meals
Breakfast: This is usually an S meal because I stinking love full fat cream in my coffee. As you know fats are S meals so I’ll usually add scrambled eggs and bacon or my new favorite, integral collagen.
Snack: If I were to have a snack I’d keep it a Fuel Pull. All snacks between actual meals I like to keep as fp but very rarely do I eat between breakfast and lunch.
Lunch: This can be whatever I make it! As long as my lunch is three hours after breakfast I can make it an E meal if I so choose. Usually its leftover dinner from the night before or a loaded salad.
Snack: I always have a snack at this time. Its important for our motabolizum to eat every three hours and I am always just plain hungry at this time. I keep this a Fuel Pull. Fuel Pulls can easily fit between meals and you don’t have to wait three hours to eat them – they are what we consider freebies!
Dinner: Again, this could be an E or S meal. You get to decide!
One question I get asked often is when do you partake in the yummy desserts!
Since these desserts are actually health food… you could eat them for breakfast with your coffee if you wanted to… I’ve done that… or you can eat them with your lunch or dinner. However, I would choose one meal to have a dessert with. Desserts all day long might cause your weight loss to stall – Yikes! And remember to keep your S desserts with your S meals same with your E Meals and desserts.
Some days I have a dessert for breakfast and the same after lunch. Some days I have no dessert and other days I just have it after my dinner. It really depends on if I have one on hand and if I am extra hungry or have a sweet tooth that day.
Serene and Pearl like to have their S desserts after an S dinner. That is why they usually have S dinners. I have read Pearl eating a dessert for breakfast though! Lol again its up to you!
E meal portion sizes
Another question that gets asked is portion sizes for E meals. Because we are not suppose to go over 45 grams of carbs it can leave us feeling a little hungry afterwards. Generally in these recipes the portion sizes are listed of you read completely through the recipe.
That is the struggle with E meals though. They are not very filling. Adding lots of veggies can help and drinking the amazing GGMS after aids in feeling fuller longer. I often make a GGMS after an E meal to make me last longer.
Don’t skip your E meals! They are a vital piece of the puzzle for your weight lose. Have at least one every other day and eat it at a time of day where you are the least hungry.
Examples for the Authors
On page 456 of the big THM book you will find examples of how Pearl structures her day. She goes in to explain why AND what she eats in a weeks time. Its very simple and basic. Its how I personally structure my days.
On page 449 you will read how Serene structures her day. She is a purest by heart and eats a little more extravagant. She structures her day a bit different than Pearl yet has the same success.
Please take a moment to read their stories and their daily menu structure. You really should dig in and explore!
Still hungry before bed
I have heard of many a mama still hungry in the evenings. If your really really hungry than eat! Serene eats dinner and then eats her dessert as an evening snack instead of one right after the other.
If you have had your dinner and dessert than maybe keep your evening snack a fuel pull?
Finding your niche
After looking at the examples and getting an idea of what a THM day can look like it is your turn to explore and try!
Don’t be afraid to adjust. If a certain way is not working for you, change it up! Make it fit! Find a way!
As always if you have any questions or comments please leave them below! I will add them into the post to help others who are more than likely wondering the same thing 😉
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