Eat every 2 hours, feel like a stuffed turkey.

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    Mar 23, 2012 9:13 AM GMT
    They say eating every two hours helps metabolism. But why do i feel like a stuffed turkey? When does that feeling stop ?
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    Mar 23, 2012 9:53 AM GMT
    Eat smaller portions.

    And don't stuff the food up your butt.
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    Mar 23, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    paulflexes saidEat smaller portions.

    And don't stuff the food up your butt.

    Yeah, but you can stick anything up a bird's butt and it will taste better because if it. This guy must taste fantastic by now! icon_twisted.gif
    Now I'm afraid to ask what all you've stuffed up birds' butts. icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 23, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    Must be a hornithologist...
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    Mar 23, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
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    Mar 23, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    I tried this, it just made me even more hungry! I found there just wasn't enough food to eat. Plus I gained some pudge......boo.
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    Mar 23, 2012 12:57 PM GMT
    Not sure if it's too late to get this thread back on track, but here goes....

    In order to answer your question, one would first have to ask exactly WHAT you're eating every two hours. The point of this dietary strategy is to stop your body from getting hungry and "allowing" you to make bad choices at traditional mealtimes. Eating every two hours is meant to take the edge off your hunger and train your body to understand that it will continually be fed, thereby encouraging it to burn calories instead of storing them as fat to consume at a later date.

    So back to my point, the snacks you're supposed to be eating throughout the day aren't meant to be a meal in and of themselves. My snacks during the day can consist of a handful of nuts or a regular serving of non-fat yogurt. I've also eaten cottage cheese and keep deli slices of turkey and cheese on hand at all times. It's critical to keep the portion size small, and higher amounts of protein will serve to satisfy any hunger urges more than carbs. Eat a small amount and then don't touch anything else for 20min. If you're still experiencing hunger after that, have another small portion, but avoid gorging.

    Hope this helps. Worked for me...
  • invisigay10

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    Mar 23, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    Eating every two hours is total bullshit, just eat 2 or 3 meals per day. There is No metabolic advantage to higher meal frequencies.
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    Mar 23, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    invisigay10 saidEating every two hours is total bullshit, just eat 2 or 3 meals per day. There is No metabolic advantage to higher meal frequencies.


    Really? That's contrary to the studies I've read. Can you point to one that backs up your assertion?

    Anyway, to the OP... you're probably doing it wrong. You should only be eating very, VERY small portions every two hours. A handful of nuts and a piece of fruit is basically all (as an example).
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:59 PM GMT
    About 12 years ago I got really sick. I was not able to tolerate food. It all just ran through me without digesting. I was a low blood sugar wreck all the time, and could not sleep. And, like the OP I felt like a stuffed turkey.

    My condition was caused by 13 years of eating 5-6 small meals throughout the day. I found a book that addressed this. It said to eat only 2-3 meals per day, spaced at least 5 hours apart. It forbade snacking. Drink very little during a meal, and drink plenty of filtered water between meals.

    When I started to do that I started to feel better almost instantly. Most of my food sensitivities went away. Digestion returned to normal. And I started sleeping soundly.

    Contrary to the popular "research" which advocates lots of grazing throughout the day, the digestive system needs 5 hours to properly digest each meal, before beginning another digestive cycle. Interrupting that cycle with small meals and snacking simply exhausts all of the organs and processes related to the alimentary canal.
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    Mar 23, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    I eat without fail every 2-3 hours and it was the best change I've ever done. I felt too full at first, but I eventually got used to it. Once I started eating about 8 small meals a day I finally got the muscle I always wanted.
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    Mar 23, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    fagneticspermeability said
    invisigay10 saidEating every two hours is total bullshit, just eat 2 or 3 meals per day. There is No metabolic advantage to higher meal frequencies.


    There are actually disadvantages to eating every two hours. It takes too much time from a person's life to eat that frequently. It also causes a constant elevation in insulin levels. This in turn sharply decreases your body's natural production of growth hormone. Growth hormone is necessary for many functions. You have to eat super clean if you're going to eat every two hours, otherwise the metabolic processes involved in digestion and breaking down sugars will be constantly "on" all the time. Your body does not function well by having these digestive processes active all the time.

    I found that when I used to eat this way that I was less lean (fatter), ALWAYS tired, did NOT like feeling like a slave to the kitchen and having to eat throughout the day.

    Now I follow what's called intermittent fasting and only eat twice a day. I eat within an eight hour window period and fast for the remaining sixteen hours of the day. I almost binge eat when I do eat my two meals but it's so much easier, my energy levels are more stable and I like having more free time to do other stuff. Oh, and I'm leaner than ever. icon_razz.gif


    this ^^^

    I tried the 6 meals per day fopr years and only got fat. When i cut I went back almost to my usual skinner self and never got ripped.

    Daily meal frequency does not matter. Daily meal quality (cals & macros) matter. Meal frequency is only for comfort e.g. you find it difficult to eat all your required cals in a smaller number of meals.
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    Mar 23, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    The eat two hours thing is not necessarily for everyone.

    Google "intermittent fasting". That approach may work for you.
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    Mar 23, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    thanks guys!

    So many people so many opinions, and ofcours everybody is right. I gues it's what they say, every body is different?

    Anyway i try to eat as clean as i can get without becoming a slave to the kitchen and cook the same meal for every day. I will try this 2 hour programme for two months and see/evaluate what it did for me.
  • chi_rock

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    Mar 23, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    I eat 4 meals a day, spaced about 3 hours apart. Seems to work well for my body.
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    Mar 24, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    paulflexes saidEat smaller portions.

    And don't stuff the food up your butt.
    But reverse eating has been proven to be healthier for you.
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    BTW, it's called "intero-rectogestion."