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    Hi Everyone,

    My husband and I are about to wrap up our third week of pretty strict primal/paleo diet.

    I am definitely one of those people who is hungry right when I wake up and and love eating eggs so a typical primal breakfast is no problem to me. My issue is that I have pretty consistently been getting hungry each day right about 11am while my lunch break is at 12:30. I'd rather not consistently be relying on nuts for a snack (so easy to over do it) so my question is.. Do you tend to eat a larger breakfast and then stay full until lunch or do you have a snack (nuts, meat, veggies) before lunch?

    My stats:
    -25 year old female,130lbs, 5'5"
    -Typical breakfast as of right now: 2 scrambled eggs or piece of paleo-quiche and a serving of fruit.
    -Went Paleo to maintain weight and in the beginnings of more weight lifting geared work outs instead of cardio driven workouts.

    Thanks in advance for your input!

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    My husband was having that problem. Where I am content until lunch with just eggs, he was getting hungry after just a couple of hours. We solved that by having him eat a bit of meat in the mornings with his eggs. So, he'll have an ounce of smoked salmon, or maybe put leftover chicken or hamburger into his omelet. That made all the difference and easily holds him until lunch.

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    ummm...eat a bigger breakfast

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    Add just a little more to your breakfast. I eat a boiled egg (two if I've just worked out), plus half an avocado, a stick of celery, some yoghurt and a handful of nuts. That keeps me going until about 1ish. My husband eats two boiled eggs, the nuts, avocado and celery, and a piece of cold chicken (drumstick or thigh), and then he needs to eat again at midday. So it depends on your body, but there's nothing wrong with eating a little more breakfast. I thoroughly recommend adding in an avocado.

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    I eat a really large breakfast heavy on the protein and am not hungry again until dinnertime. Usually I make a scramble/frittata of veggies, meat and eggs cooked in butter. We've been eating this way for over a year but initially we did have to have a smallish lunch but the longer we continue on this path it has become unneccessary.
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    Thanks for all of the encouragement to go with a bigger breakfast. Makes sense to me now!

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    Sometimes the bigger breakfast doesn't work for me. I still get hungry before lunch. Taking a short walk seems to help.
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    I usually eat two eggs for breakfast. I find that adding a pat or two of butter, half an avocado, or some cheese to the two eggs keeps me full much longer than just the eggs. So a little extra fat might help (no need to go crazy with it though).

    The other thing is that your body may need to learn that it's okay to get a little hungry. I stopped snacking a while ago, I find that it makes me feel much better than the constant face-stuffing I was doing before on SAD foods (when it was necessary, to avoid a blood sugar crash). If I get super hungry before it's "time" I'll go ahead and eat the meal early. But usually I just deal with being hungry for a little while. True hunger is neither painful nor bad for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielle5690 View Post
    The other thing is that your body may need to learn that it's okay to get a little hungry. I stopped snacking a while ago, I find that it makes me feel much better than the constant face-stuffing I was doing before on SAD foods (when it was necessary, to avoid a blood sugar crash). If I get super hungry before it's "time" I'll go ahead and eat the meal early. But usually I just deal with being hungry for a little while. True hunger is neither painful nor bad for you.
    It's true. Real, primal hunger is different than the SAD shaky, crabby, low blood sugar hunger you're probably used to.

    Have a glass of water with lemon juice or a cup of coffee/tea in the meantime. It's only an hour.
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    It gets easier after you're fully fat adapted.

    I eat a 4 egg omelette with sausage and half an avocado at 4:30 am and that lasts me till noon.

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