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  • I think I dug myself into a hole!!

    I started eating primal in the beginning of Sept. Around November I felt comfortable enough to IF a bit, really just skipping 'breakfast'. Around the holidays I completely fell off the wagon. I just bought the Primal Blueprint, and I’m only half way through. I saw where Mark said to only eat when you’re hungry. Seriously I can sometimes go 24 without starving! I get the hunger pangs, but nothing I couldn’t ignore for a few minutes, take a drink of coffee or water, and it would go away. My problem now, is I think I’m not eating enough. I tried to eat this morning, and I could barely get down a ½ cup of watermelon. At lunch, I tried to eat 2oz of protein and some mixed veggies, but I’m really not hungry. Have I screwed up my metabolism?!?!? I need to get some more calories, nutrition in, but don’t want to make myself sick either. Help!

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    Have you been exercising?

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    • #3
      As long as it averages out, you'll be fine. In other words, you'd be fine not eating for a day or two, as long as you eat more to make up for it the following days. If there's a whole week that you're eating very little, maybe the following week you'll be hungrier and will eat more. Are things averaging out okay? Wait until you're truly hungry-if you try forcing yourself to eat it's only going to make things harder. You could be fighting off an illness, listen to your body, it won't let you starve.
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      • #4
        I've been excercising moderatly. 3 days walking / stationary bike. 1-2 day Primal fitness.

        I'm not fighting off any cold/ sicknesses. In fact, I have been sick very little this winter.

        I've gotten mixed messages to eat when your hungry, but if you're trying to lose weight, you can't have too little of calories. So, which is it?

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        • #5
          why are you eating watermelon for breakfast?

          thats a huge sugar spike right after an overnight fast
          We need to have a global discussion about the epidemic of donut murder

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          Current Weight: 224 lb
          Goal: 190-200 lb
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          • #6
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vozz View Post
              why are you eating watermelon for breakfast?

              thats a huge sugar spike right after an overnight fast
              Considering the OP's situation, I don't think sugar is at all a problem.

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              • #8
                I don't kow if this is useful, but it seems to be a similar situation http://www.paleochronicles.com/2011/...een-talki.html
                Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

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                • #9
                  go look at some primal food porn

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                  • #10
                    I am new here, only a month and a half primal. However, I read something on PB Insider newsletter that was about cortisol and IF. Are you stressed? If so this may be the wrong time to fast (see article address below). Not saying that you should force eating or anything, but if you are ignoring those slight hunger pangs you mentioned (that you use coffee/water to quench), then perhaps give into them and see?

                    Who Should (and Shouldn’t) Try Fasting? | Mark's Daily Apple

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                      Considering the OP's situation, I don't think sugar is at all a problem.
                      i doubt its helping and may be a sign of hidden habits.
                      We need to have a global discussion about the epidemic of donut murder

                      Starting Weight: 238 lb
                      Current Weight: 224 lb
                      Goal: 190-200 lb
                      Height: 6'-0"
                      Age: 27

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                      • #12
                        I am having a similar problem. Often times I am not hungry at all, but after eating a minimal breakfast and coffee for lunch, I made myself a huge salad even though I wasn't feeling very hungry. I put it aside at first, but then ended up eating it. Before that salad, I had only have about 500 calories, and I only ended up with 700 yesterday. I feel like eating that little will be counterproductive for weightloss, no?

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                        • #13
                          sometimes i dont feel hungry all day either. i think you should listen to your body, stop stressing and not eat. you will get hungry.

                          if you go 2 days without being hungry, then something is wrong.
                          We need to have a global discussion about the epidemic of donut murder

                          Starting Weight: 238 lb
                          Current Weight: 224 lb
                          Goal: 190-200 lb
                          Height: 6'-0"
                          Age: 27

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EvansMom View Post
                            I am new here, only a month and a half primal. However, I read something on PB Insider newsletter that was about cortisol and IF. Are you stressed? If so this may be the wrong time to fast (see article address below). Not saying that you should force eating or anything, but if you are ignoring those slight hunger pangs you mentioned (that you use coffee/water to quench), then perhaps give into them and see?

                            Who Should (and Shouldn’t) Try Fasting? | Mark's Daily Apple
                            That's the bit that concerns me, you say you're concerned about not wanting to eat but you're using coffee to quench hunger pangs?
                            Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

                            Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

                            Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

                            "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
                            Harold Whitman

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Horsewoman View Post
                              That's the bit that concerns me, you say you're concerned about not wanting to eat but you're using coffee to quench hunger pangs?
                              Agreed. Why are you ignoring hunger pangs? Seriously curious, not being judgmental.

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                              DAILY MACRO TARGETS: Cal: 1,857. Protein: 100g (400cal). Carb: 75g (300cal). Fat: 128g (1156cal).
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