Yes I normally eat after work. Its different than the way everyone else eats though b/c I eat my salad then the greens then the rice and beans(for detox) like its all just one big meal. I dont have a break b/c if I did I wouldnt be going to sleep until 10 or 11am. Now let me get something stright about the AED. Unlike the WD with the AED durring the detox you eat meat as well? So it would be a large salad, 2 to 3 cups of greens, 1 cup rice, 1 cup beans and then like 8 oz fish also? The WD is the same just without the fish? So I take it that it is not a good idea to try and eat the whole meal as one big meal b/c you wouldnt be able to eat as much? Also if I were to have pizza or something I would do that on my Carb day right, or would it be high fat day? I guess I am confusing myself b/c there is no real set amount to eat. I always used to seeing the whole eat 1cup of this 8oz of that and so on and so forth.
You should try to spread out the meal if at all possible. You simply can't eat (well, most people anyway) enough in one setting to make up for an entire day. Start thinking outside the box. Take your huge salad to work with you. Eat it before you leave since you have a bit of a drive home. Then, start on your veggies/protien when you get home. Wait 25 min, then finish up with whatever else you need. That should have you done eating within an hour or so of being home. You don't need HUGE breaks, but try to get about 25-30 min between stages. The book recommends a 4 hour window, but some of us cut that down bc 4 hours is a long time really to devote just to cooking/eating.
As for the pizza, I would have it on a carb day. Def. try to make it yourself if possible.
Also, meat is not allowed during AED phase 1 (detox):
I'd like to address here an issue that has been frequently raised by AEDiet followers. We often receive questions regarding what's allowed and what's not allowed in the AEDiet. People email us and call us with questions such as "are pickles allowed in Phase I of the diet?", "What if I don't like oranges or grapefruit, is there anything else?", or "What other vegetables besides broccoli and cauliflower can I use?"
All vegetables and fruits are allowed in all three phases of the diet (except for diabetics, who should avoid fruits).
* Fish, eggs and organic dairy are allowed in all phases of the diet (except for individuals who are allergic or sensitive to the above).
* Nuts and seeds are allowed in Phase II and Phase III of the diet.
* Meat, chicken, pasta and bread are allowed in Phase III of the diet (except for individuals who are reactive to any of the above or diabetic cases who should refrain from eating bread or pasta until reestablishing healthy blood sugar levels).
* Coffee and caffeinated teas are allowed in all phases of the diet (except for individuals who are hypertensive).
* Olive oil is allowed in all phases of the diet, as well as grapeseed and sesame seed oils.
* Small amounts of maple sugar or rice syrup are allowed (except for diabetics).
* Small amounts of dark chocolate (80% cacao) are allowed in Phase III (except for diabetics).
Foods to Avoid:
* Avoid processed soy products (besides fresh soybeans, edamame or small servings of soy sauce and miso).
* Avoid estrogen promoting spices and herbs including licorice, anise, soy isoflavones and black cohosh.
* Avoid estrogen promoting vegetable oils such as canola, corn, safflower, and soy.
* Avoid all sweet baked or fried foods including cookies, cakes, donuts, muffins, scones, candy bars, granola bars and chocolate coated fruits or nuts.
* Avoid conventional (inorganic) meat and dairy.
* Avoid soft drinks.
* Also, avoid diet shakes and bars with artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohol or chemical additives.
"Need to Knows" about Food Combinations
To simplify things here is the most important principle:
* Vegetables and protein foods combine with everything. This means that all vegetables and all protein foods (i.e. meat, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy) combine with every other food item.
Note that other food groups Ė grains, nuts, fruits, sweets and alcohol Ė can certainly combine with vegetables and protein foods, but cannot combine with each other.
* Grains (bread, pasta, rice, etc.) can't combine with nuts, fruits or sweets or alcohol.
* Nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.) can't combine with grains, fruits or sweets.
* Fruits can't combine with grains, nuts or alcohol.
* Sweets can't combine with grains, nuts, fruits or alcohol.
* Alcohol can't combine with anything except for vegetables and protein.
In conclusion, all fruits and vegetables are allowed at any time. All vegetables and protein foods can combine with every other food item. Other food groups, grains, nuts, fruits and alcohol, CANNOT combine with each other.
I took that from: http://www.defensenutrition.com/forum/index.php/topic,379.0.html
One thing I learned that if you want something you'll find a way. If not you'll find an excuse. This lifestyle can work with any schedule, so be creative and find a way