Okay, it’s been a few months since I’ve been on here, but even though I’m not here doesn’t mean I’m not thinking of you all.
I have to clear something up. No one seems to be able to give it to me “straight”, so I’m asking you fellow Type 1s, please clear the air for me. Please, if you can, tell me what your sources are as well, because I can talk big game, but sometimes I’m talking out of my… er… butt.
Here’s my question: Do we HAVE to eat six meals a day to be healthy?
Let’s say that I don’t get hungry… ever… and when I do eat, I feel sick.
A typical day for me consists of:
Breakfast shake around 8:00am (about 36g carbs / 6g protein / 6g fiber)
can of V8 around 12:00pm ( 7g carbs / full serving of vegetables)
balanced dinner around 6:00pm ( usually meat, small serving of carbs, and lots of vegetables)
If I snack, it is usually some crackers, or provologne cheese.
I’m not SHY about eating. It’s not that I’m starving myself. If I go out to eat, I will eat a couple of eggs and a small side of grits at 2:00am. But… I just don’t get hungry often.
I’m basically asking if my meal plan is okay. Do I NEED to eat more to get better control of my BG? Do I NEED to eat the same basic meal schedule every single day in order to have tight BG control?
I’ve been fighting this battle for years with my family and I think that what I’m doing is okay, but… maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I need to see a nutritionist again?