I am on day 5 of my Whole30. I am struggling with a. not snacking, and b. eating enough at meals to prevent snacking, but without feeling like I'm exploding. I have a fairly efficient metabolism, and in my regular life, usually eat 4 small/medium meals (usually 2 breakfasts-1 small early and 1 small at around 10), with 2-3 small snacks throughout the day. I was always told this (grazing) was healthier. I have also learned to listen to my body, and stop eating when I'm not hungry anymore. However, since I started this, if I stop eating when I'm not hungry anymore, I get MAJOR HANGER. If I force myself to eat more so I can last to the next meal, I am. so. full. and my stomach hurrrts and I feel bloated and gross! What the heck!
Here are examples of meals:
salad with kale, arugula, green lettuce, 1/2 avocado, hemp seeds, cashews, cucumbers, carrots, and dressing- ate at 1, felt full enough, starving by 3.
roast chicken, mashed potatoes, roast veggies and salad- ate at 5, hungry by 8.
zoodles, tomato sauce, and meatballs- this was definitely our most satisfying meal yet.
pork tenderloin, roasted veggies (squash, broccoli, carrots)- at 5, felt like I ate "too much-" felt really full and yucky, MAJOR HANGER by 8.
salad with arugula, kale, green lettuce, roast chicken, apples, squash, almonds, dressing- ate at 12:30, SO FULL I feel gross. That's today, I don't know when I'll be hungry yet