Getting ready to start the program. I’ve been on a low carb high protien diet with only breakfast as a shake and the rest small healthy meals for the past 4 weeks. Workout routine has been mostly tabata and running with some lifting every other week. As far as my current meals, they are 5 per day, yet I also add a snack around 8:30 or 9 pm of carrots and 2 TBS of organic almond butter.
Given this program is 5 meals every 3 hours or so and I have a bit of a crazy schedule, I assume there’s flex by +/- of 30 min at feeding times? (and I need to eliminate my carrot/snack). You said nut butter is ok, however how much in the course of a day and is it to be eaten in one dose or can I split it in two over meals? Also, I drink a couple of cups of coffee in the am (black), one in the afternoon and a tea in the evening with my last meal. Herbal decaf roobois with Stevia. (SweetLeaf).
Question is can I keep the coffee and tea as I consume it? I don’t believe Stevia adds calories, yet I’m unclear about sugar alcohols and what/if they would impact the diet.