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    Paleo leaves me hungry

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    I am an endurance athlete who has been on and off paleo for the last few years.
    I feel better when on paleo but tend to eat up to 4000 calories (my recommended is approx 2500) of "paleo foods" and never feel full or satisfied so end up giving in and eating oats etc to fill me up.
    Are there any foods I should consider eating more of? Perhaps red meat etc?

    Daily I usually consume a large amount of fruit, nuts/coconut oil, veg, fish. 1 meal includes meat other than fish and potato or rice.

    Any advice would be great, fanks

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    Have you put on excess body fat eating that much? If not, it's what you need.

    If you can give more info, such as your age, sex, height and weight, as well as an example of an average day's food and activity, I'm sure folks will be able to assist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misabi View Post
    Have you put on excess body fat eating that much? If not, it's what you need.

    If you can give more info, such as your age, sex, height and weight, as well as an example of an average day's food and activity, I'm sure folks will be able to assist.
    I havnt put weight on, but I would like to loose a couple of kgs.

    18, female, 5ft 3, 50kg
    Daily meal may include:
    Cod fillet, 4 bananas, 200g nuts, 4 oranges, 1/2 melon, 4 apples, 200g spinach, 250g beef, portion of rice, potato, veg soup, 5 Tps olive oil, 6Tps coconut oil, salmon, 1L almond milk, 15 oat cakes

    Sorry it's not very accurate I don't tend to measure.. Just eat

    I run twice a day approx 13 mile altogether and am moderately active throughout the day

    Hope this helps

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    Lose kg? What for? You must be thin already?!

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    Run less. You won't be as hungry.
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    That's only about 110 pounds. Barring very tiny bone structure at your height, I would say you don't need to lose any weight whatsoever and if you are running 13 miles a day plus other activities, then I think 4,000 calories might even be too low of an intake. If you aren't gaining weight eating that much, then keep at it. Your body needs fuel if want to keep running it the way that you do. If you don't want to eat that much, then I agree with Turquoise - cut down on the running quite a bit.

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    Also I would say since that overqualifies as chronic cardio, you need higher carbs than the average Primal person. Potatoes, white or parboiled rice. Sweet potatoes are great because they are high in potassium which will help keep your electrolytes more in balance. Plantains can be used green as a flour substitute or dried into chips, used ripe for desserts. If you aren't sensitive, maybe consider adding dairy back in too.

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    Thanks, I know this amount of running isn't typically paleo but I would like to run as a profession so must keep it up, also I only wanted to loose 2kgs as when I peak I need to be light.
    Thanks for the advice!

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    More protein. Your needs are high, at least 1g per pound of lean bodyweight. 250g steak is only 62g of protein. I figure you need a lot more than that.

    Add some eggs. You could combine them with your bananas and make pancakes. Or put them in your oatcakes.

    More starchy veges to fill you up - potato, kumara, carrot, pumpkin. combine with cream/cheese/butter/ or roast in the meat drippings.

    To get the calories in quicker than plain fruit, make primal "icecream" with frozen fruit and cream or coconut cream. Make primal truffle balls with nuts/dried fruits/butter or coconut oil/cocoa/vanilla.

    Greek yoghurt.

    Add meaty bones to your vege soup.
    Last edited by Annieh; 02-05-2014 at 01:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagarg View Post
    Hello,
    Well if you eat fish more than meat then it will be more energetic and gives you good amount of calories and protein...
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