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  1. whole30determined

    Satiety with Avocado vs. Olive Oil - Why?

    Wanted to update this, just in case anyone else reads this post if they are having the same problem. I added avocado to breakfast and lunch and it's totally changed my satiety. I am no longer still hungry and I feel a satisfied full. AND, it lasts much longer! I'm going a good 4-5 hours....sometimes 5 hours between my meals. BIG difference just by adding 1/4 or 1/2 avocado. Fat needs to become more of my friend and I need to not shy away from it, because it makes the biggest difference in how I feel. And, I feel like I'm getting some good nutrients, too, with the avocados as praxisproject posted, so that's a bonus. Mystery solved! Thanks everyone for your comments!
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    Fat with Coffee and with Breakfast - Too Little or Too Much?

    I removed the MCT oil from my coffee this morning and replaced it with more ghee and a 1/4 avocado and....boy do I feel much better! I felt that nice and comfy full, not stuffed and not still hungry, just right! MCT is going back to the store and I'll stick with real foods I can eat and just adjust my fat if I'm still hungry at breakfast. I LOVE avocados, so I can easily add those back in for breakfast. Thanks for all your comments!
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    Satiety with Avocado vs. Olive Oil - Why?

    Well, I sure did not know any of that, so I am SO glad I posted the question. I LOVE avocados, too, I was just trying to mix up my fats but I think I will switch to avocado or just add it alongside my EVOO. This makes so much more sense to me why I wasn't getting full when using the oil. I did change this up for breakfast and I feel great! I'll try it again for lunch and keep you posted. Thanks for the update!
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    Satiety with Avocado vs. Olive Oil - Why?

    I didn't even think about that, Brewer5! And that it's more fiber, which means it will fill up my tummy more than oil. I went ahead and even changed my breakfast from the MCT oil to avocado and boy, what a difference in how I feel. I'll do this with lunch, too, and see how that changes my satiety. And I love the SDS group!!!! More fat, less sugar cravings....I'm all about that! The measuring, that's what hard to grasp. A "thumb" can be like, 'is this a thumb size?' But I will listen to my body and just increase my fat if I'm not getting to that comfortable full during my meals and throw my Tbsp out the window. I measure my meat, too!!! I know, shame shame on me. I measure 4oz for every meal. After 3 years, you'd think I'd be ok with the palm-size visual, but....old habits are hard to break. Thanks for your input!
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    Satiety with Avocado vs. Olive Oil - Why?

    I don't know why I'm so afraid of fats, I know they are what keep me satisfied and full, but my old "diet" thoughts kick in. I also thought I had to stick to the exact measurements for fat so I literally measure my coconut milk (full fat), for my coffee, and measure all my oils and even measure my chopped nuts. And I'd think no more than 1/2 an avocado, if I have that, no other fats are allowed for that meal, not even cooking oil! And if I have olive oil, I think that's my only allowed fat so I just leave dinner still hungry vs adding more fat. I guess I took their fat recommendations to be rules vs minimums. Thank you for that advise! Avocado and olive oil on my salad together.....oh boy! That should really help. I'll try this out tomorrow. Thank you!
  6. This doesn't seem to make much sense to me, so wanted to throw out the question. When I have the same exact meal, my chicken and spinach salad with greens and veggies, if I have Olive Oil with it I am not feeling that nice full/satiety feeling. I still feel hungry even after eating the whole thing. Now, if I do the same exact salad and use 1/2 avocado....I feel that satiety feeling. Right now, I'm using 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil on my salad and that doesn't seem like enough. I would think 2 Tbps of Olive Oil would be comparable to 1/2 avocado, but it certainly doesn't feel the same after I eat. Is there a difference in the type of fats that you eat and the satiety you can hit? Or am I just not having enough Olive Oil to fill up my tank? Thanks for your input!
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    Fat with Coffee and with Breakfast - Too Little or Too Much?

    I didn't even think about my veggies! Thanks SugarcubeOD (I love that name by the way, that is SO me, too!). As I mentioned to jburth, I'm eating those big Aidelles chicken sausages, they are 3oz, but that still might not be enough. And I had NO idea that zucchini was more water! Good to know! I'll change that up, too. I'm going to switch it up: add an egg; change my veggies to brussel sprouts and cabbage vs. zucchini; remove MCT oil from my coffee; add 1/2 avocado. Hopefully this will do it and keep me fuller longer. Feels like alot of food, but I can feel that my body needs it. I appreciate the feedback!
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    Fat with Coffee and with Breakfast - Too Little or Too Much?

    Thanks jburth! I have one of those Aidelles chicken sausages, that are 3oz so I thought that would be enough, but I can certainly add an egg and see if that helps. And I will remove the MCT oil from my coffee and add 1/2 avocado instead. I feel funny when I have that MCT oil, so it's a good reason to change it up now. I'll keep you posted!
  9. I could use some help troubleshooting my breakfast. I am finding that I'm hungry about 2 1/2 - 3 hours after breakfast. I am fine after lunch, I can go a good 4-5 hours before dinner....but breakfast I'm missing something. Today I had: 1 Chicken Sausage Link (Whole30 compliant) 2 Cups of Zucchini and Yellow Squash Small amount of Ghee to cook with, like 1 tsp Coffee - One 16oz cup 1/4 C of Coconut Milk in my coffee 1 Tbsp MCT Oil in my coffee Question #!: I started MCT Oil vs. Coconut Oil since it's says it isn't stored as fat but turns right into energy (who knows if that's true). But, is that enough fat?? I'm not sure if I should add an egg or add 1/4 avocado (or some other fat). I was starving by lunch, I felt 'hangry' and had a headache, so something tells me I'm not getting enough. I can't add fruit because it triggers my sugar dragon, but I can add fat, protein or more veggies. Any suggestions would be welcome! Question #2: And, is MCT Oil really worth it or is it better to eat my fat rather than drink MCT oil in my coffee? Thanks!
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    3rd Whole30 Adding Workouts and Barely Lost Weight

    I am updating this post just in case anyone else has the same problem and are looking for some good suggestions. Since this post, I've added more starchy veggies, I am feeling like at totally NEW person! Talk about Tiger Blood! I went from almost sleeping at my desk to now....I can't sit still for long without moving or doing something. I feel like my body was definitely telling me it was lacking certain nutrition to function on, and I'm glad I posted this topic and asked about my energy level. I'm certain that not only did the missing starchy veggies during my Whole30 affect my results, because I was so tired and drained....my body probably held on to all that it could just to keep it functioning. I have added roasted root veggies at my breakfast and lunch meals now (beets, plantains, butternut squash, carrots, yellow squash). It's only been 3 days and I'm like a new person! It's amazing how our bodies talk to us, if only we'd listen and respond...and in the right way, of course.
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    Barely able to finish breakfast....too much?

    I did cabbage and removed the added avocado this morning and it was perfect! It must have been the broccoli and avocado. I also stayed full for a good 4 1/2 hours and just felt a twinge of hunger, which let me know it was time to eat. I'll continue with this and see how I adjust but I felt SO much better today and not so crazy stuffed. Even though I loved my avocado, it's not worth it to feel so overly-full and bloated. Great tips!
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    Barely able to finish breakfast....too much?

    Cabbage?? Oh, I never thought of that veggie, and I love cabbage! I also roast my broccoli on Sundays in small pieces so it's usually nice and soft in the morning, but I'll try another veggie to see if that helps. I also eat all my veggies first, then my eggs so I may need to switch that around. Thanks Munkers! And edgymama, I am going to try your breakfast option, too. I just picked up some prosciutto....I love that, too! I think it's the fat, with the 1 Tbsp coconut oil I cook with, then usually alittle ghee for the eggs, then 2 Tbsp Coconut milk AND avocado. I'll back off on that first and monitor how fast I get hungry. And switch up my veggies. Thanks, ladies! At least I know I'm going in the right direction.
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    Barely able to finish breakfast....too much?

    Thanks jmcbn! I have my coffee after breakfast as they recommended. Well it's good to know that my meal looks pretty balanced. And that's exactly what I've been doing, if I can't finish it I just pack it up and eat it at lunch. It's usually the veggies I can't finish. And I've been reading some other posts in the forum, missmary, and reading that full eggs do contain fat so I think I could start by removing the extra avocado first and see if that helps. I feel like I have alot of good fats in the coconut oil, eggs and the coconut milk....so I'll start with removing the avocado. If I'm hungry earlier, then I know I'll have to keep that back in. Listening to my body is what I'm learning to do in all of this, which I love. I don't want to gorge myself to feeling overly-stuffed, but I also want to remain satiated until my next meal. So, I'll try adjusting the fat first and still pack up what I can't eat and eat it later. I'm just sickly stuffed right now and feel awful, so hopefully this will help!
  14. I love Whole30 and eating the 3 solid meals a day. I typically can go 4-5 hours between meals. But my breakfast feels like I'm overloading on something. I just ate this (my typical breakfast) and my stomach is so swollen and full, and I couldn't even finish my veggies. Should I scale back on the fat, veggies or eggs?? Not sure which one I should scale back on because this overly-full feeling is uncomfortable, even though I know I'll be satisfied til another 4-5 hours. Or do I just let my body get used to this and keep my breakfast as is? 3 eggs Sauteed broccoli (about 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup) 2 large handfuls of spinach/kale/swiss chard sauteed 1 Tbsp Coconut oil (for cooking veggies) 1/4 Sweet Potato 1/4 Avocado Coffee 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk Since I've added in heavy exercise daily, I've felt super weak around 2pm. So I know I need to add more starchy veggies, but the thought of adding more food to this....I'll be so uncomfortably full. Should I adjust this at all or just keep going and hope my body adjusts? Any feedback on if this too much food would be great! I LOVE Whole30 and it has changed my life dramatically, so I'm converted!! I just need a few tweaks and I'll be all set.
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    Good Ideas for Starchy Veggies

    Wow, these are all great recipes and ideas! ShannonM816, those 2 recipes I Pin'd and I am going to try those this weekend!! The butternut squash sounds fabulous! And SpinSpin, I didn't even think about carrots and red potatoes....and soup??? That's a great idea and both of those recipes look really simple to make and I can have that alongside my breakfast or dinner. Um, and potato salad! Wow, that also is easy to make and I can make that and have it on-hand as well. I think my favorites that I know I can roast weekly are Brussels sprouts, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes. Making a big batch and keeping it in my fridge, then add to my other veggies I have (spinach/broccoli/cauliflower/etc) should help me out a ton. Thank you for those suggestions! I can't wait to get cookin'!