Hi Todd, good to hear from u
My meal was previously more like '10 meals a day' LOLL!!
It was not difficult for me to 'plan' these meals as apart from 2-3 real meals, the rest of the meals comprised of half an apple, or a banana or a fistful of nuts or a toast with peanut butter and jam, some oil capsules (I use Vit E and Primrose oil, as recommended by my gyneac), some dessert etc....so my multiple meals were never complicated. I did lose weight on multiple meals.
I am not particularly into IF. I am using a mantra to suppress my appetite (http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=7650.0http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=7650.0
This does suppress my appetite, and I now eat much less than before. I am even managing to skip some meals (maybe lunch or breakfast) on some days, depending on how hungry I am. Previously it was not possible for me to skip meals (I would feel light-headed and get a headache), but the mantra has given enough AS that I can manage to eat less and occasionally skip meals.
So I am not into any particular style of eating, I just follow my hunger, sometimes my eating pattern is LeanGains/IF style, sometimes multiple meals. I am using the mantra for the last month or so, and find that it has helped curb cravings, so i dont overeat anymore (I eat all I want to eat, but still total calorie consumption per day is low), so I am consistently able to lose weight. I am at a new low of 57 kgs, which I have hit earlier but not managed to maintain--this time I am maintaining since last few days, and looks like scale is looking still downward