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    Hi all!

    Here's what I ate today:

    Bfast: I wasn't that hungry, so I just had some egg whites, green pepper and spinach. (I usually try to add a couple yolks, but I hate the taste so today I didn't.)

    Lunch: Huge green salad with sunflower seeds, chicken, and broccoli.

    After workout: Small pear, almond butter

    Dinner: 2 turkey burgers, cup of broccoli

    I am hungry ALL the time on Paleo so far (only day 4), and despite 'feeling' lighter, my weight has gone up 2 lbs. I am also going to the restroom much more frequently. Which is fine with me. My carbs today seem high, and I did eat some dark chocolate... I'm just SO freaking hungry at all times. Drinking tons of water, too. What am I doing wrong?

    From what I have read, I should be eating fat at bfast too, is that right? What do I add? I don't want bacon and don't like avocado. Could I add something simple, like flax seeds? All advice welcome even though I know I sound difficult.
    SW: 120 lbs
    CW: 116 lbs
    GW: 105 lbs
    I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

  • #2
    Yep, you need more fat I'd say. Eat real burgers, not turkey. Experiment with pork, lamb, bison, really, whatever you can get your hands on.

    Prefer fattier cuts of meat over lean ones. Use coconut oil, lard, tallow, ghee, and butter for cooking.

    Use olive oil and avocado oil for uncooked sauces and dressings and drizzling over already cooked items.

    Looks like you might be a little high on the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio so try to get some good wild-caught seafood into your diet.

    Also, just eat more in general. The hunger might be your body saying you need more calories.

    Edit: And nobody says you have to stick to a strict three times a day eating plan. I tend to eat my daily intake of 1,800-2,200 calories in one sitting personally. Find a schedule that works best with your schedule and keep to it.
    Last edited by Drumroll; 01-28-2013, 07:16 PM.
    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by EmmettsMommy View Post
      I'm just SO freaking hungry at all times. Drinking tons of water, too. What am I doing wrong?
      Not eating enough, by the sounds of it.

      Also, you say your "carbs seem high". I don't see much carbohydrate in what you posted, aside from a "small pear", so I take it you're going very low carb? Go ahead and experiment by all means, and maybe VLC will be great for you, but it's also possible you'd feel better with a more balanced approach.

      In any case, it looks like you're eating healthy foods, and that's the most important thing, you just might want to try eating a larger amount of them. When you start a new way of eating it can take a few weeks to figure out what the right portion sizes are for you.

      Good luck.

      And I agree with Drumroll's comments, which I somehow overlooked before posting my own. Especially the bit about trying some fattier meats. I love bison myself.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
        Yep, you need more fat I'd say. Eat real burgers, not turkey. Experiment with pork, lamb, bison, really, whatever you can get your hands on.

        Prefer fattier cuts of meat over lean ones. Use coconut oil, lard, tallow, ghee, and butter for cooking.
        Use olive oil and avocado oil for uncooked sauces and dressings and drizzling over already cooked items.
        Looks like you might be a little high on the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio so try to get some good wild-caught seafood into your diet.
        Also, just eat more in general. The hunger might be your body saying you need more calories.
        Edit: And nobody says you have to stick to a strict three times a day eating plan. I tend to eat my daily intake of 1,800-2,200 calories in one sitting personally. Find a schedule that works best with your schedule and keep to it.
        Great info, thank you. I'm so used to eating a certain way, it's going to be difficult for me to wrap my brain around some of this. Particularly fatty meat and cooking with butter.
        SW: 120 lbs
        CW: 116 lbs
        GW: 105 lbs
        I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ciep View Post
          Not eating enough, by the sounds of it.

          Also, you say your "carbs seem high". I don't see much carbohydrate in what you posted, aside from a "small pear", so I take it you're going very low carb? Go ahead and experiment by all means, and maybe VLC will be great for you, but it's also possible you'd feel better with a more balanced approach.

          In any case, it looks like you're eating healthy foods, and that's the most important thing, you just might want to try eating a larger amount of them. When you start a new way of eating it can take a few weeks to figure out what the right portion sizes are for you.

          Good luck.

          And I agree with Drumroll's comments, which I somehow overlooked before posting my own. Especially the bit about trying some fattier meats. I love bison myself.
          Well, high for what I was aiming for, I guess. I'm not sure where they "should" be. I am carb-sensitive, or insulin resistant, is probably a more accurate term. Even though I'm a runner, years ago when my diet was working well for me I seemed to function best under 100g quality carbs per day. Right now I'm trying to keep it 70-80 and just see how that goes. My running is less, I lift weights more.

          Thanks for your advice. I am not sure where to get bison. But I delight in the idea of eating steak and pork again. I haven't had those in a while. Also, I know the scale isn't an indicator of health, but I really really don't want to gain.
          SW: 120 lbs
          CW: 116 lbs
          GW: 105 lbs
          I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

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          • #6
            Use this website to locate farms that raise pastured animals near you:

            Eat Wild

            They will tell you what kind of animals the farm raises, so if things like lamb, bison, deer, or goat are available, you'll know!
            "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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