My husband is HUNGRY! (and worried)
My husband is 5'9", and has always weighed between 150 and 155 pounds. He has not read any of the primal/paleo books that I've read (and will not be willing to), but he was willing to go along with me and try the diet. (I am significantly overweight, and he is willing to do almost anything to help me lose weight.)
He is feeling good in general, has good energy, and was surprised by how mentally alert he feels. However, he says he is starvingly hungry all the time. He says his stomach is not empty, but he still feels hungry. (I'm not certain what he means by that....) He has lost down to 148 lbs, and he is worried, because he feels this is the lowest he can go without getting sick. I told him he might find his health-to-weight paradigms to be different with this way of eating, but he is not inclined to believe that.
He is generally not a picky eater, as long as it's basic stuff. He'll eat like his grandma used to, but not like a tropical person's grandmother did. Here is what he is eating, how he has changed, and what he will not be willing to change:
Breakfast--used to be a not large bowl of cereal like Life, now 2 eggs, usually fried in butter or bacon grease, plus a tomato or a handful of grapes
Lunch--used to be 2 large slices of homemade whole wheat bread, 1-2 slices ham or turkey lunch meat, a handful of carrots, and a banana or box of raisins; Now, it's 2 slices ham or turkey lunch meat, carrots, banana, raisins (he really doesn't like salad very much, and has never been willing to eat a vinaigrette dressing. He won't eat fats like avocado or coconut oil, unless they are well hidden--not sure how to do that. We buy high quality but not grass-fed lunch meat, with no artificial ingredients.) He will sometimes take leftover fish or meatballs, but not other leftovers.
Dinner--pretty similar to what it used to be, because we have always eaten mainly from scratch and mostly meat-potatoes/rice-veggies. We have cut out the starch, but I don't think dinner is the problem--he eats a reasonable amount, and I don't think he's hungry at night.
I think we need to change his breakfast and lunch somewhat, but I'm not sure what to do with them. I can't figure out how to add better fats, nor what else to add to his lunch. I'm wondering if he can take a baked potato with butter and bacon bits, since he really does not need to lose weight. I probably can convince him to take an extra slice of lunch meat, but I'm not sure I could convince him to eat a 3rd egg.
Any ideas would be welcome.
(BTW, in case it matters, we've only been doing this for 2 weeks. I've also lost about 6lbs, so not great, but better than ever before.)