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Sequential Eating, Metabolism, and Digestion

I was researching sequential eating and would like some advice, here are my thoughts and questions: It seems that it takes (on average) 2-4 hours for foods or beverages to leave the stomach. I was wanting to eat/drink something specific every two hours. I have 8 hours to sleep every night, and I like to eat right before sleep as well. This leaves me with 16 hours in a wakened state. Or, 9 segments of eating/drinking. (I drink water right when I wake up) On the basis of sequential eating, what are some useful tips/advice I could keep in consideration while putting together snacks of 1-3 things? It's looking like 4 meals a day, 5 drinks a day, alternating every two hours. OR, what I would rather prefer, is eating 9 meals a day (fruit in the morning with my water), and drinking 6oz of water every hour on the dot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me start losing weight again

So a couple months ago, I started dieting, and I ended up losing about 20 pounds. Which is great. I was hoping to lose about 20 more, but in spite of taking in fewer calories and exercising more, my weight loss seems to have basically stopped cold. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Feb 3, 2013 - 33 answers

Turning off the hunger

How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jul 5, 2012 - 44 answers

Why am I losing weight when I'm eating more?

Why am I continuing to lose weight when I've been increasing my caloric intake, and haven't changed my exercise habits at all. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Jun 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Doesn't seem right, but it's working

I've found a successful routine for losing weight, but I'm confused about my calorie requirements seemingly being much lower than everyone else's. [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 12, 2011 - 31 answers

Side effects: nausea, headaches, Prader-Willi syndrome...

I'm taking a medication that slows down my metabolism whilst ramping up my hunger. What are some foods I can eat to lessen potential weight gain? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 12, 2011 - 28 answers

Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else?

Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Nov 13, 2009 - 12 answers

He ain't heavy, he's my brother...

Low Metabolism Filter: I am coming to the end of a very low calorie diet. I have been careful to be healthy about it, and I have lost 30 (!) lbs. What do I need to know so I don't put it all back on again? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Aug 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Should I benchmark my body?

Many MeFites are curious about metabolism, and so am I. I am particularly curious about metabolic rate testing: its accuracy, the experience, and whether it's worthwhile for me. [more inside]
posted by catlet on Jul 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Help with my high-metabolism food shopping list

What are some sample meal plans or food lists for a high-metabolism, frequent small meal diet? Looking for specific ideas for the "eat 5-6 times a day" routine. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Feb 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Why does my body only lose weight when I take a break from exercising?

Why does my body only lose weight when I take a break from exercising? I exercise three weeks, take a week off and on the week off I lose weight. Why? [more inside]
posted by zymurgy on May 21, 2007 - 23 answers

Does six meals a day + green tea work for weight loss?

Diet&Health: Will six small meals and green tea really help my metabolism and weight loss - and what's the deal with fiber? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Dec 12, 2006 - 16 answers

Breakfast before or after morning run?

In terms of boosting metabolism and promoting weight loss, should I eat breakfast before a morning jog or after? If after, immediately after or is an hour later ok? [more inside]
posted by Cranialtorque on Sep 7, 2006 - 38 answers

How do I stop loving food?

I can't stop eating and my metabolism has come to a screeching halt. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jun 28, 2006 - 36 answers

How can I cut this weight?

How can I lose weight? I'm entering a kickboxing tournament in July and I need to cut about 25 lbs... It's not going well. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on May 9, 2006 - 20 answers

Metabolic variation

How much variation is there in the metabolic efficiency of humans? [more inside]
posted by justkevin on Sep 30, 2005 - 8 answers

Does Your Body Have to Be In Ketosis to Burn Fat?

Does a normal body have to be in ketosis to burn fat? If your body is not producing ketones, does that mean that your body is not burning fat?
posted by Dr. Zira on Jun 1, 2005 - 9 answers

Why does reading seem less sedentary than watching TV or surfing the web?

Reading, watching TV, and surfing the web. All three of these involve equal levels of inactivity -- so why is it that I only think of TV watchers and computer users as "at risk" for sedentary-lifestyle health issues, but not avid readers? Why is it that I feel like I'm burning more calories when I'm curled up with a book than when I'm clicking with my mouse?
posted by arielmeadow on Oct 13, 2004 - 10 answers

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