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Thread: I just want to snack all the time!

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    I just want to snack all the time!

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    I thought primal eating would make me less hungry! I find myself eating too much fruit and nuts/nut butter. I'm home all day with the kids, so the food is right there. Before I went primal I used to snack on toast or muffins, so I guess I'm doing better, but I still feel like it's not optimal by a long shot.

    Is there something better I could be snacking on? Am I doing something wrong?

    I'm 37, not overweight. Moderately active. I do yoga, but I don't work out at all, so I don't need the "extra" calories.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    eat until you are no longer hungry .... ignore snacking a couple days .. and you will no longer have the urges imho
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    Eat bigger meals, and don't snack no matter what.

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    I agree with Apex Predator. Urge to snack is probably a sign that your meals are not nutritionally complete. I suggest more complete protein (e.g., not nuts) with your meals and lots more fat, like butter or coconut.

    Here is some motivational anti-snack propaganda:

    Why Snacking Makes You Weak, Not Just Fat - GNOLLS.ORG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy View Post
    I agree with Apex Predator. Urge to snack is probably a sign that your meals are not nutritionally complete. I suggest more complete protein (e.g., not nuts) with your meals and lots more fat, like butter or coconut.

    Here is some motivational anti-snack propaganda:

    Why Snacking Makes You Weak, Not Just Fat - GNOLLS.ORG
    +1 plus fruit all tho not horrible for u(in moderation) breaks down too fast into sugar. so it would be an endless cycle of eating fruit and not really feeling full for long.
    "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt." -- William Shakespeare

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    started @400+pounds
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    More meat, more fat.
    Everything's shiny, Cap'n. Not to fret.





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    Neverbored, we really need to know more about you and your eating habits. For all we know, your urges to snack could be the result of sleep deprivation or seasonal depression - in which case more complete protein isn't the solution.

    Do you keep track of your calorie balance and macro-nutrient ratios? That would definitely be helpful.

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    List some meals for us! Maybe you aren't eating enough. Shoot for around 2000 to 3000 calories a day, if you're like most people.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    I used to snack on nuts, fruit and even ice cream in the beginning. I was just avoiding grains and legumes to start, but then was able to make beter choices as time went on. Focus on a big high protien breakfast and make a no snacking rule until you get past it. I used to snack and stress eat, but when snacking became a no no, I learned to make other choices. If you really want something, just wait until the next meal for it and drink a glass of cold water or make some tea instead. You can change your habits, just give yourself a chance.

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    Leptin reset! Sorry, someone had to.

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