For the past week I've been eating two meals a day, around 8am and 3pm. This has been great so far. Last year I did this for a couple months, and this year I want to do it for at least a month. So far here are the benefits:
- better sleep in less time (4.5-6 hours vs. 7-8 hours, and waking up feeling even better on less)
- more consistent energy throughout the day
- less food consumed (good for lowering money spent and time spent getting groceries)
- kicking society in the face
About eating less, I am eating big meals so I believe that I am getting all of my required calories. But, eliminating the possibly excess third meal plus any snacking really adds up from one day to the next. Besides my two meals, I have maybe 1 cup of seed milk and/or 1 coup of tea.
Another benefit is that this forces me to be 100% raw, and less raw "junk". Because I've been eating cooked beans (5-10%), but now that I'm eating two meals, its like I can't afford to eat cooked rather than raw. Same with the raw junk. I am into making this "fudge" by processing up raisins and oat groats, which I would consider raw junk food. It would be my snack which I might make a couple times a day sometimes. Well, since I'm not eating that stuff that is also making me feel better. Just whole fruits and veggies for me, baby!
This is inspired in part by Paul Nison's book "The Daylight Diet". Honestly, I don't think he needed a whole book to get the point across, which is basically "Don't eat at night time because your body's metabolism shuts down and needs to rest." But, I think the point is very good and important.
I am convicted to only daytime eat for the rest of my life except maybe for special social occasions, or other extraordinary circumstances. Does anyone else feel this way?