I had my weigh in today, but my usual coach was not there and somebody else was filling in. No problem with me, but for some reason she asked me how I did between lunch and dinner. Now we usually eat dinner on the late side because my husband has a LONG commute (1.5 hours on a light traffic day, but there are few of those in DC) and we try to wait for him to get home. So I told her the truth--I save my lunch time protein for an after school (work) snack. She said that was a bad idea, and she wants me to eat a packet with my lunch, then eat an extra packet as a mid-afternoon snack.
I have never heard that before! I know you are supposed to eat a 4th packet if you are exercising, or maybe on an alternative protocol, but not as a regular part of Phase I w/no exercise. I am really apprehensive about doing that, afraid it might slow my weight loss. She said, trust her, it won't, and I need to not deprive myself of protein at lunch. I thought timing was not that big a deal, as long as you are getting everying in during the day. Any thoughts on all that?