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How much do I have to eat?

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    I have been eating primal for about 6 weeks. Things are going pretty well. I have attempted this several times before and seem to make it about 6 - 8 weeks before I migrate back to my old ways. I truly believe this is the way to go and I have for years. My husband is trying very hard to adopt this way of life but I think he's really doing it for me. He doesn't have a lot of true interest. He's never been heavy so he doesn't have the same desperation that I have to get the weight off and feel good again.

    My question, after reading a lot of posts that say "eat more", I am worried if I am eating enough. I know I've been told forever that you have to eat to keep your metabolism working. Is that true with the primal lifestyle? I hear a lot about IF. Once my body makes the switch to burning fat (and I have plenty of fat) I don't have an appetite. I just fixed 2 scrambled eggs and two pieces of sausage (pretty small) and I could only eat about half of it. I just barely want to eat. I do get hungry but if I stick to protein and fat I can only eat a little bit. I am eating veggies - kale, broccoli, squash, cabbage, etc. Sometimes I skip breakfast because I'm not hungry. I've lost 13 lbs in 6 weeks. (I didn't do well with my eating last week when I went out of town). I am trying not to beat myself up and keep going. I just would rather not eat if I'm not hungry but don't want to slow my progress down. Any advice?

  • #2
    Listen to your body. If you get hungry, eat more.


    • #3
      Your body does not run like a machine dependent upon a fuel source. The metabolic processes in your body do not shut down if you go hungry for a little whole. Chill and eat when you're hungry, stop worrying. If you're afraid if losing too much weight, eat something calorically dense, like a handful of nuts.
      F 28/5'4/100 lbs

      "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."