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  1. Nantes

    Hunger

    I've been on this diet for 8 days and I'm hungry all the time. Although I'm eating a lot. Will this go away? I don't think I can stick with it for another 22 days . .
  2. whydidIdothistomyself

    Forgive Me Forum, For I Have Sinned.

    Forgive me Forum, for I have sinned. In the name of the hard-boiled eggs, and of the broccoli, and of the seltzer. My last confession was . . . ok, this is my first confession. This is my first Whole30 and I am 6 days in. I don’t know how to bring this up tactfully, but I am fraught with sinful thoughts. There’s this – there’s this thing. I am weak. I am jealous. I am lustful. I knew a day, not so long ago, where I could turn to a special somebody in times of celebration, in times of sorrow, and in the minutia of everyday life, but I had to turn him away. Some relationships are too passionate to ever be tamed. Even though I don’t come home to him saying hi to me from our dining room table, I feel like I can still hear him calling my name. It’s not that I don’t love him anymore. Our lives, our love is inextricably bound. While I haven’t called him since starting Whole30, I think about him when I pull the covers up over my shoulders when I first wake up. I think about him when I’m furiously writing down last-minute notes before my Contracts class. I think about him when I’m pressing the lock button on my car keys when I can’t remember which floor of the parking garage I parked on. I made a resolute promise to myself and to my friends that I wouldn’t even look him in the eye during this whole process, much less touch him. With each passing minute, I can see the embers getting closer to catching the wind and starting a wildfire, a fire beyond anyone’s control. The closer the sun gets to the horizon, the closer I can feel myself lunging to him. How can I not think of him? He is smooth. He is robust. He is creamy. He is in the deli counter at Kroger. He’s goat cheese. I love you, goat cheese. I can’t be with you now, but in 24 days, we’ll be together again! I love our love, I don’t care what anyone says! These are my impure thoughts. I am sorry for these and all the sins of my past life We give thanks to the Forum for She is good. For Her mercy endures forever.
  3. Hi, I sure hope I get some response to this as I am *only* on Day 2 of W30, but each day done is a victory, amiright? Anywho, you guys: I am probably the most picky person on the planet. Can someone help me with the following: Finding food that make me feel full. This was my menu yesterday: Breakfast: scrambled eggs made w ghee Banana Water Lunch: W30 Compliant Deli Turkey (3 slices) Salad w tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots - NO dressing: as I attempted the W30 Ranch and must've done something wrong Watermelon cubes 3. Dinner: Rosemary Pork Chops w Potatoes & Onions Cucumbers Pineapple I do NOT like, hard boiled eggs, nor do I like nuts/seeds of any sort, almond butter, avocado, coffee. Send help. My snacking consists of a few grapes! Ideas????? I am a mama and have to have ENERGY to go!! Any help/tips/suggestions is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO appreciated!!! Much love!
  4. Hi, this is my first Whole30 and my first time putting myself out there on this forum for help. I’ve viewed a lot of other posts and comments, help and support, and finally decided to give in. Basically I have been constantly hungry since day 1 and it is now day 24 with no change to my hunger levels. Today is particularly bad with some emotional baggage that I always used to feel creeping back in as well. Prior to starting the Whole30, I had a lot of hypoglycemic symptoms whenever I got hungry. Much to my great pleasure, those symptoms have vanished! I can now feel hungry without the side effects and ignore it. Yay! But I am really tired of feeling hungry all the time, forcing myself to ignore it, and nervous about the “food desperation” sensation that returned today. As I write this, I feel like I want to cry because it is not M3 time yet and I REALLY JUST WANT TO EAT. I even allowed myself a snack this afternoon to try and hold me over. (Homemade chicken salad with mayo, onions, and coconut flakes) What am I don’t wrong? Why am I still hungry all the time? Why are my food emotions raging? Typical day: 5:30am M1: 2 scrambled eggs; mashed sweet potatoes with caramelized onions, coconut milk, and clarified butter; cabbage, apple and onion casserole 11:30am M2: Chicken salad (shredded chicken, mayo, onion); kale; carrot; handful of olives. 6:00pm M3: Chicken meatballs; asparagus; mashed sweet potatoes with caramelized onions, coconut milk, and clarified butter; basil pesto Thanks in advance everyone! PS. Melissa’s advice about writing out how you feel really helped… I feel a bit more in control after writing this. *deep breath*
  5. Jordan O

    HELP on snacking

    I am on day 12 and I’ve been doing great! No snacking until yesterday and I’m hungry between meals again today! I’m following the guidelines for how to balance my meals I just need to snack so my stomach stops grumbling! It makes me feel like I’m failing?!?!
  6. Hi, there. I am on day four and just ate the biggest breakfast I've had in years. But now I'm hungry and am trying to hold off snacking :-) Here's what I had 2 slices of frittata (equivalent of three eggs with onion, tomato, potato, mushroom, bell pepper, and spinach), a palm-length chuck of sardine, and half a palm's worth of cut up fruit. And black tea to drink. What should I do differently? A long time ago, I used to not eat a big breakfast because I felt hungry an hour after. More recently, I would eat half a bagel with cream cheese and margarine, and coffee with cream. Then I would graze most of the day at work, starting with a bran muffin about two hours after breakfast. I went on Whole30 because I felt that the carbs weren't filling me up and that I needed more protein. But I had tons of protein today, and still I'm hungry. Thanks for any tips! Barb PS I am drinking a black coffee at the moment (at work). I do have some good (I think) snacks on hand: mixed nuts with a few raisins in there, an olive/veggie antipasto, a boiled egg, and an avocado. Just not sure what to have when. Hoping to go for a run in two or three hours.
  7. StephResets

    Can't fight the hunger pains

    So, I've been struggling with staying full after lunch or dinner. Tonight I had grilled breast of chicken (2 thin sliced), grilled mushrooms red potatos and a small portion of green snap peas. I was hungry 45 min later. Actually, I started craving a desert. I really want to stick to this plan, so any suggestions would be really helpful. Thanks! Stephanie
  8. Hi there, I am on day two of my whole 30 and my stomach has felt empty all day and all day yesterday. I'm eating a lot and making sure I'm getting fat in every meal. I don't even necessarily feel hungry - just this awful annoying empty feeling. Is this normal? Will it go away? Is there anything I can do to make it go away? Any help is appreciated
  9. I am on day 3 of my first Whole30. The first day we got started late, so missed lunch, just had breakfast and dinner (both compliant!) and yesterday we had our full 3 meals. By the middle of my lunch on day 2, I was STUFFED. Like couldn't finish my cobb salad, nor my apple. Today is day 3 and I'm running into the same issue! For breakfast I had a egg scramble casserole with potatoes and bacon with my coffee with coconut milk. No snack, but was getting hungry about a half hour or 45 mins before lunch. I drank a bottle of water, and was fine, so I waited until lunch to roll around and started with my salad with kale, spinach, arugala, chicken, compliant bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and zucchini topped with less than a full serving of Tessamae's Whole30 approved ranch. I didn't even have one slice of my apple before feeling satisfied, but I had a couple slices and forced a few more bites of my salad, and I feel STUFFED. I'm worried I overate. How am I to know if I'm overeating, or when to stop? I'm worried if I eat too much I won't see the results I'm supposed to...but then I'm worried that if I stop eating, I won't have eaten enough, and then I'll be hungry before dinner, requiring me to need a snack. Which is what happened yesterday; I had a handful of almonds and a few baby carrots a few hours after lunch, and about an hour and a half before dinner, even drank another water in that time prior to the snack, but still felt hungry. I don't want this to be an every day thing, and I'm wondering if the amount I'm eating for lunch is what's requiring me to need a snack. Any advice is appreciated!! Thanks!
  10. ChelseaDanae

    Always Hungry

    Hi all! So this is Day 5 of my Whole 30 journey, I'm doing it mainly with fish and eggs, and feel my portions are good for what's recommended and I'm full when finished with my plate, but within 20 minutes of eating I feel like I'm starving and then feel like I'm starving for like the next few hours. I've been drinking lots of water between meals, not during, and have been really good about not snacking and only having 3 meals a day. I'm not sure if it matters or not but I wanted to mention that I was eating a high-carb vegetarian diet, eating mostly plant based before I started this (lots of grains, sugars, beans, etc) I've had a slight headache since day 2 and get light headed trying to do PiYo, which is only 30 minutes of yoga/Pilates activity. I haven't worked out in 2 days because of it. Is this normal? Any suggestions? I'm really trying hard to not give in as I am positive my hormones are off and would really like to get back to a normal hormone cycle. I appreciate all the info and advice. -Chelsea
  11. Hello Whole30ers! I'm happily on day 34 - completing the whole 30 with varied recipes, delicious food, etc. etc. I was a happy girl! Now that its over, I'm surprised to find that I'm not 'craving' anything major - I don't have cravings for pizza or pad thai, in fact, I've loved what I've been eating the past few weeks - my problem is that I feel I've hit a food rut. I've scoured all the websites I could find with easy recipes, I've read the Whole30 book and recipes in that - i think i'm just tired of the whole30 staples. Does anyone have advice, or has been through this before? I want to keep going for sure- I'm incredibly happy with my results on and off the scale - i'm just tired of the food! All my thanks. lindsey
  12. Hi. I have a busy, working, single mom. Today is my first day. I have been planning this for about a month. I am following the 7 day recommended meal plan. Today I started the day feeling pretty good, but around 4 o'clock I was really craving some chocolate or ice cream or something like that. Instead, I laid on the couch and cried for a minute. I have also been feeling hungry for the last few hours even though I keep eating nuts and olives and even had another meal in the afternoon ( frittata and avocado with some blueberries ). I know my body is just going through these expected changes. And my emotions. But it's a little hard and I'm a little nervous. Thanks for listening
  13. Ok, so I've passed the 2 week mark. Still waiting for ANY benefits from whole 30, and all I have is frequent hunger and always feel like I need a nap. I can't work out like I normally do, because I feel so weak and tired. I'm making efforts to get enough protein, even with my established pescatarian diet; LOTS of eggs and fish fillets. Today I broke down and weighed myself, because I just needed some sign that all this deprivation was doing some good. Haven't lost a single pound. What's going on? Am I doing something wrong??
  14. I am on day 25 of my first round and I am still struggling with constantly feeling hungry. Background on me: I am 2.5 months post partum for my second baby. With both pregnancies I had gestational diabetes, but it cleared up immediately after delivery. With this pregnancy I was diagnosed with hashimotos (hypothyroidism) and I am on a low dose of medication for it now. I wanted to do the Whole 30 to kick my dessert addiction, get energy and hopefully loose some inches So far, I have the energy, but that's all. My pants still fit the same and I still want sweets. My real struggle is I hardly ever feel satisfied after a meal- I am constantly hungry and because I am nursing I don't want to not snack. I have been eating things like olives, hb egges, guacamole with veggies or apples with almond butter for my snacks. Here is my question- how do I know that I am hungry vs just wanting to eat? I have been checking myself with "would you eat a cucumber/carrots/chicken dinner right now?" And almost always the answer is yes. I only don't want to eat when i'm uncomfortably full- is nursing really driving that or could it be an auto immune thing? I'm a little perplexed on why I don't see results - I for sure thing that I am eating enough (sweet potatoes with two meals usually) I have also recently picked up more physical activity (running & light weights)- I crossfitted through my pregnancy, so I have
  15. I am on day 16. I ate fairly well as a pescatarian and gluten-free before starting (about 1200-1400 calories a day). I have already been though the bloated stage of whole30 which is a stage I am glad not to repeat! I have lost X pounds off my small frame which is fine and not a real concern. My problem is I am thinking about food all the time. When I eat, I think about what to eat next. Between meals I think about eating. I cannot stop thinking about food. I am not thinking about sugar or even cheese that much. Just real food. I am even thinking about a cheeseburger and it has been decades since I had one! Today so far I have had: 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 c strawberries, 1 c unsweetened organic almond milk, 3 T almond chipotle dip, 3 T guacamole, 1/4 c blueberries, a few organic blue potato chips, a banana, a pile of celery and come black decaf coffee. This is more food than I would have eaten in the past at this point in time of the day, although probably less calories. Yesterday I had: 2 egg whites, 1 egg yolk, 1 c kale, banana, 1/4 c strawberries, 2 c zucchini, 1/2 c home made tomato sauce, 1/2 c grapes, 1/2 c mixed roasted nuts (homemade), 2 dates, 1/2 rxbar, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 c almond milk. Again - hungry all the time. I am not really losing weight, so I am getting enough calories. But obsessing over food is not pleasant. Any suggestions?
  16. Hello all! I am hoping you guys might be able to tell me what might be up with my body. I am waking up at the crack of dawn and really, really hungry. Now, I do go to bed early but I don't think the level of hungry I experieince is "normal." I eat dinner between 6 and 7 PM and go to bed between 9 and 10 (and sometimes even before). I wake up around 3, 4, or 5 AM and ravenous. I'm not sure if I should be eating more in general or if I should up one of my macronutrients. Here is a what I ate yesterday: M1 - Grilled pork chop cooked in lard, mixed green cooked in lard + coffee with coconut milk M2 - Approved sausages (total of about 3 oz), fermented pickles, piece of fruit Snack - about 1 oz of leftover steak + homemade mayo wrapped in hydroponic lettuce M3 - slow roasted pork belly, asparagus with lard, kombucha This is a fairly typical day but now that I type it out, it is not looking like much food. I don't tolerate raw vegetables very well (don't digest them) so I know I struggle to get in veggies. This round of W30, I have been SUPER hungry. I have been eating paleo for almost 2 years but had a little run in with sugar/excessive carbs/paleo treats for the month of Oct/Nov so doing W30 to put the sugar/carb monster to bed. I am still craving sugar like a champ. If it is helpful, I am 5'2 and weigh somewhere in the mid 160's. Lots of walking and standing during the day. Occasional rebounding + yoga. I sleep well, just think I would sleep longer if I weren't so hungry. I also have fibromyalgia. I would love to have your input. Thank you!
  17. Hi, my husband and I are on day 5. Since he has started he is always hungry. He is drinking plenty of water. He says he eats his meals and finishes until he is too full but then 30 min later he is starving. I upped his protein a little. I'm not sure what else I can do. Is this normal? I've been reading a lot and most people say they are never hungry. He says he feels like he has no energy and is drained.
  18. MommyMarko

    STARVING!!

    I hope ladyshanny sees this - for background, I have one other post: calorie counting, 21 DSD, and scale. I was told to stop all of it, trust my hunger, stop snacking, and step up my meal size. I was on day 24 when I changed my WHOLE 30 methods, and I'm starving. When I was calorie counting, I allowed myself about 1800 cal/day. And snacks. I also had no fruit or carby vegetables like sweet potato. Because I'm pretty good at estimating calories, I know that I'm eating closer to 2400 a day now. And I'm allowing myself some carbier veggies. And making meals larger, so as not to snack. I am following the meal template. And I'm STARVING!!!!! 2 hours after a meal, my stomach screams at me! My sugar dragon is also more restless. Very restless. And, please someone explain - if Whole 30 is supposed to train my body to burn fat, and I have over 100lbs of fat to lose, how on this green earth, am I not losing weight?? If I followed my body's hunger cues, I'd be eating 3000cal a day, and GAINING FAST! I just want this to work, so bad, and it really isn't, I'm starting to think of Whole 30 as JUST an elimination diet, not a supportable, healthy weightloss and lifestyle maintenance program.
  19. Erica Gucc

    Need more food.

    I understand the meal template should keep you satisfied. But I just can't eat all that food in one sitting. Eat till I am physically full, but I still am hungry. Poor nutrition absorption due to Crohns. Lost a lot of weight and hadn't been able to gain back. Not losing anymore for months and I don't want to lose now. I don't care to gain, but I just want to eat. More. Food. But I can't do it in 3 sittings. What do I do?
  20. HotSauceAimee

    So hungry after breakfast

    Today is the start to my week 2. Yay! Anywho, I noticed that this morning when I woke up I wasn't hungry but after I had my breakfast I am starving! I had 5 egg whites, 1 whole egg, and a 1 cup of spinach cooked in 1tbsp ghee with half a baked sweet potato. It seems to fall into the food template but yet I am so hungry now. Is this common?
  21. I'm about 3 weeks into our first whole 30 endeavor, and I'm exclusively breastfeeding a 2.5 month old. I just want to know if I'm eating too much or not. I try to eat very filling meals and include starchy veggies with almost every meal and have a few snacks in between consisting usually of fruit with almond butter or avocado or olives. And I start every day with two eggs plus starchy veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, or butternut squash. So I feel I must be eating a sturdy enough breakfast. Why am I still so hungry?! Also, I feel like I may have lost a couple pounds, but not much more than that. And I was really hoping to see my stomach flatten quite a bit, but so far I don't think it has much. Am I eating too much? I really want to see some good results, but I also don't want to live feeling hungry:/
  22. Decided to try something new and sautéed my breakfast in some fat I poured off of ground beef last night. It smelled unappetizing to me, but I tried it anyway. Didn't like the taste at all. Eggs were ok, ate them (2) had a small piece of fruit. But the rest of my protein and veg were just... yuck. I threw them out. So, I didn't skip a meal but I definitely didn't manage a good "template" for breakfast - which I felt at the time and guess I will feel the repercussions of throughout the day. I did eat a small amount of raw veg and a small portion of nuts - not the best save, I know, but I felt full and didn't want to cook again. What have you done when you cook something that turns out awful? Eat it anyway? Toss it and hold out until your next meal? Do a quick/easy fix (and if so, what?)? I'd love to hear what others have done, I'm guessing that I'm not the only one who's run into this problem!!
  23. strawberryfields

    Having Trouble Starting Whole30 :(

    So I have signed up for the newsletter and payed my subscription fee but I am still having such trouble doing this. I think I can handle it but then I make the mistake of reaching for a brownie by mistake. I know mistake or not I have to start all over again but it's so hard. I did not think this was going to be so difficult. When Melissa was talking about how the food that we eat have such a strong emotional connection to us I did not think it was going to be THAT strong. Going through a day without added sugars or anything that was not accepted in Whole30 just seems IMPOSSIBLE right now. What do I do? What worked for you? I am getting so depressed over this. I thought I was stronger than these cravings. I feel terrible about myself right now and just want to give up.
  24. Ok, so I did do a search and read any other posts about being hungry (and not hungry) before asking this, and I still feel I need to ask. I am only on day 5, but I'm actually feeling really good. I have more energy and for the first 4 days I wasn't that hungry. I ate 3 meals but they were smallish and I was satisfied. Since I was just beginning I kind of let my body decide what it needed and just went with it. All of the sudden now, I'm eating twice as much. Example: I'm 12 hours into my day and I've eaten (all whole30 approved): 0200: 3 apple sausage patties (cooked w. coconut oil), med banana, cup of green tea 0600: 2 hard boiled eggs w. salt, approx 8-10 oz of carrot-cardamom soup (cooked w. coconut oil), cup of herbal tea, dill pickle 0900: 1 1/2 large pieces of broiled tilapia (approx 2 servings) (cooked in ghee), 1 1/2 cups green beans, 3 cups whole fresh strawberries, water 1200: Hungry AGAIN, apple w. almond butter..... The last two days have been like this. I am waiting to see if I'm truly hungry before eating, not just grabbing food at the first twinge. I'm drinking enough water. I am a bigger girl at 5'5.5 and 300lbs. Is there something I am missing or is this normal? I have a sedentary job and while I did go for a walk yesterday, it wasn't anything really exerting nor have I incorporated an exercise routine into my days yet. Thanks in advance for your patient help and understanding!
  25. Getting2KnowMe

    Need an Extra Meal

    I work earlier in the day than a lot of people, and I don't go to bed very early. My sleep pattern is not an issue, I'm getting plenty of sleep. I just can't seem to get enough to eat. I have a Larabar, typically, with some veggies, water, and coffee for breakfast around 5:30am-6:30am. I work in PST and work with people in CST, so around 9:30am I start getting hungry again. I end up eating "lunch" between 9:30am and 10:30am, sometimes I can push it until 11am, but by then I am mighty crabby. Then I find that I eat something small between 2pm and 4pm. Typically this is nuts, fruit, another Larabar, or something along those lines. Finally dinner between 5pm and 7pm, depending on what I'm cooking and when I get hungry. I'm at a loss as to what to do and if it matters that I am not really on a "normal" food schedule. Has anyone else experienced this? What do you do to not eat between meals?