Happy Thursday! We still can’t believe it’s already October! Where did September go?!? This month is a very busy month for us with some traveling and such. But we are making the most of it each day and doing our best to stick to a schedule when we can.
For us, it can be hard when traveling or when we are really busy to stick to a normal schedule. Does that happen to anyone else? We always write out our to-do list in hopes that we will stay on track, but something always happens and we realize nothing on our to-do list has gotten done. Oops.
Our eats (thank goodness for plantain bread) and sleep patterns change a lot especially when traveling. Again we take it in strides and make the most of it. We try our very best not to stress too. As we know stress can only make things worse. Sometimes easier said than done 😉
Moving onto today’s Purely Talk we are answering a readers, Stacy, question:
What times do we wake up, eat, and go to bed? How much time general lapses between meals?
Great questions Stacy. Thank you for asking.
This actually is a question we receive frequently, especially during our gut healing journey. We were surprised by how many people were curious about timing of our eats, etc.
We hope you enjoy the video below of us addressing these questions.
To recap the video:
- Our schedule varies just about everyday but we do try to get to bed at a reasonable hour.
- We aim to get up between 6am-6:30, although on the weekends we tend to sleep in a little.
- Our purely fitters received a detailed overview of what a typical day looks like for us, but as we mentioned in the video we just eat when hungry and when we can eat (again when traveling our meal times are not ideal sometimes).
- We feel meal times are not that important as long as you eat an overall balanced diet. You will get all the nutrients you need to replenish and nourish your body throughout the day.
We do not believe in food rules. We believe in listening to YOUR body. If you’re hungry when you wake up, then eat. If you get hungry before bed, then eat.
We feel many of us need to reduce the stress over meal times and if you eat before bed or not. Stress can be the enemy for so many things. Remember no one is perfect. We’re not. So go ahead and take that pressure off of you. Just #bepurelyyou and enjoy life. Enjoy the foods you like and enjoy eating those foods when you can. Don’t over-think things too much 🙂
Maybe we are wrong about not worrying about meal times.
But we just feel your body tells you when it’s hungry if you are truly listening. And in today’s world we all don’t have perfect days when we can eat when we want. We have to make adjustments. And we feel that is okay and we shouldn’t worry too much if that is right or wrong.
Once you start to slow down and really learn your body, it will eventually all start working like it’s supposed to. Where you will be able to distinguish true hunger signs. You will be able to eat without feeling guilty.
And of course we all know how important sleep can be. We try our best to get enough sleep, but again we are not perfect. And sometimes you might have to work late, so eating a nighttime snack is good. Or you have to wake up very early and need an extra meal to give you energy. And that is okay too.
Overall, we try to just get good sleep, not worry about how many hours we get. And we don’t think too much about when we last ate, we just eat when we are hungry or when our schedules allows us to eat.
Twins Question: What time do you go to bed and get up? Do you eat first thing or wait until hungry? Do you worry about your meal times?
be passionate and fit,