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    can't shake this hungry feeling

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    A lot of times at the end of a meal, I still feel like I'm hungry. I usually go for nuts to satisfy me at this point.

    Plus, after about 2 weeks of strict eating, I am ravenous. I'm getting at least 2000 calories a day, probably more, lots of protein and fat.

    is this typical??

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    Describe the "meal" you speak of.
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    Do you get enough sleep? Lack of sleep will drive up ghrelin, the hormone that makes your stomach feel hungry and empty.

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    having the same problem myself, the holiday season was not kind to my eating after several months of crappy eating gaining weight and not sleeping regularly i have been havin the same problem after switching back to primal eating. only thing i find helps is upping the fat content of a meal to silly levels help me feel satisfied. one thing that makes me feel pretty full i make about a lb of stir fry veggies broccoli slaw, broccoli snap peas and carrots and i fry it in about a quarter cup of olive oil then cover it in curry sauce. that with a healthy portion of some kind of meat helps me feel full for a good six to eight hours.

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    This is normal for me. Some weeks I am ravenous and really eat a ridiculous amount of food. Then I have weeks where I hardly want to eat anything. It all balances out in the end.

    Just make sure you are getting plenty of fat with your meals.

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    If i'm still hungry after a meal, I eat some double cream straight with a spoon... After a few mouthfuls I'm not hungry anymore. Fat is key!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazyjane View Post
    Do you get enough sleep? Lack of sleep will drive up ghrelin, the hormone that makes your stomach feel hungry and empty.
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    thx for replies.

    maybe I could use more fat with meals, although sometimes this gives me a nauseated feeling.

    meals: 2 eggs, garlic, mushrooms, spinach, butter for breakfast, sometimes a hotdog too. lunch - big salad with meat and homemade tahini dressing. dinner- meat and veggie. nuts and seeds at end of meals to fill me up.

    I wasn't being too strict at one point, eating cheese to fill me up, but now I'm trying to avoid dairy in hopes of eliminating cravings.

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    ah, my sleep has been way off lately. hopefully the kids will stop having snow days and I can get back in a routine!

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