Day 2 over - very hungry - am I doomed?


murphmurph

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Hi there, 

 

wondering if anyone has some advice for me.  I started my first W30 yesterday and was quite hungry a few times and the same again today.  I don't know if what I am eating is correct and I just need to bear with the hunger until my appetite regulates.  I read of people not needing a snack between breakfast and lunch etc and this is way off my experience so far!  I was hungry again today by 10 or so this morning but really ravenous by 11. I had about 1.5 handfuls of nuts which I had brought to work as an emergency snack!   

 

I'm a bit confused about the fat servings.  I'm small [though I have 20+ lbs to lose] so a thumb of fat for me is about 2 teaspoons or so this seems like very little if I'm using it to cook with for example.  I'm scared of fat so don't want to be using too much but if I'm worried if I'm really hungry all the time I'll just fail at this.

 

Ok so today was very similar to yesterday:

 

7am - mushrooms fried in dessert spoon of clarified butter, 3 eggs fried in same pan. Coffee w/ coconut cream.

11 am  - starving- 1.5 handfuls of mixed nuts

1pm - hungry again - 5 golf ball sized meatballs, 6 olives on green salad no dressing.  1 cup of blackberries

2pm  - another cup blackberries

6.30 - bowl of butternut stew [delicious] & 5 golf sized meatballs

9pm - hungry!

 

Could someone help me please as I'm feeling disheartened!  Should I be adding more oil to meals to help me stop snacking?  

 

Thanks so much

 

 

 

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Hi There,

 

Hmmm - sounds like the fat content is a little light.  Especially if you are hungry. I don't care what size your thumbs are. 

 

I am a woman who has wide palms but short and sturdy little fingers.  (built like the rest of me - tallish <5'9"> but with shortish limbs).  I do not measure my fat consuption really but if I had to guess it would be 1.5 to 2 tbsp per meal.  Since last August I have done 3 whole 30's paleo-ish in between and I have managed to lose around 30lbs total.  So it is possible.

 

As an alternative to being hungry - have another small meal that follows the template - a portion of protein, a veg and a fat.  There is nothing wrong with having 4 meals a day as long as they all follow the meal template.  If you are hungry enough to consider having fish and broccoli then eat something.

 

Also maybe consider adding a starchy veg in the morning.  I find if I have a starchy veg in the morning, then I'm pretty happy all day. 

 

One more thing - are you drinking enough water/liquid - sometimes you're body is just thirsty too!

 

Best of luck!

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Thanks Carlacinni for your reply. I will try a bit more fat tomorrow & a mini meal mid morning which should in turn allow a later lunch and avoid being too hungry before dinner. Will up the liquids also.

 

Really appreciate your time & congrats on the 30lbs! Can't wait to be you!  

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Thanks murphmurph! 

 

It's been a long road.  Really it has.  But I'm happy I'm here.  Happy I'm getting healthier too!  I try not make the scale my gage - but I would love to see One-derland someday (presently around 225) but as long as I feel great and somewhat migraine free (still playing around with my imbalanced hormones) I am happy and I accomplished what I came here to do.

 

A note with regards to nuts - use them spargingly - they have a tendency to cause bloating for some.  A closed handful is a recommended serving. 

 

With regards to questions on anything - the forums are an incredibly supportive place to come.  So you have questions - ask!

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I found that getting enough fat and some starchy veggies at breakfast helped me the rest of the day.  Eating too light at breakfast set me up for a long day of being hungry.  My typical breakfast during the W30 was 2-3 hb eggs, kale massaged with olive oil and salt, small sweet potato drizzed with 1 T coconut butter followed by coconut milk coffee.  The fat in the eggs, olive oil, coconut butter and coconut oil is much more than a thumb for me, but it held me great for at least 5 hours, which was huge for me.  I used to get hungry every 2 hours no matter how much I ate (prob because I didn't eat much fat or protein). 

 

Also, don't worry about needing extra meals so early in your W30.  It will take a while for you to work out what works for you and for your body to get used to it.  Hang in there!

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Agree with what the others said so far...you could also stand to add more veggies to help fill you up. Did you have enough mushrooms to fill up your plate with those eggs? I have 2-3 cups of zucchini/yellow squash/carrots/broccoli/cauliflower in various combinations at every meal. Sweet potatoes and/or the veg in my stews/casseroles are extra. Also like Carla said...your snacks should be like a mini-meal. Just nuts or just fruit probably won't do much for you, except make you want to eat more.

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Another vote for the starchy veg and adding more veg. I try for about 1/3 to 2/3 of my fist sized per meal (I am moderately active).

 

Carrot, parsnip, rutabaga (swede), pumpkin, sweet potato, beetroot are all good choices (and I'm sure I'm forgetting some!) 

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Wot everyone's said :)  the only thing you're doomed to do is to eat more food ;)  Seriously don't skimp the fat, no matter how small your thumbs are and eat lots of veg with a meal. If you've got to fit in a snack (a mini meal) or even an extra full meal to keep you satisfied until your body adjust, then do it. Good luck

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Thanks everyone! Doing much better today. Had some burger and 2 eggs with spinach for break. Just ate 2 slices of ham and having coffee with coconut milk. There is actually a bake off today in work if you can believe that! Cakes everywhere - was going to take a photo to post it up ! Agh not that tempted but vaguely irritated that I can't go there. Ah well the fat in the coffee is melting the longing!

Thanks for tips again!

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Also, to put you a bit at ease about the quantity of food - from reading many posts and from my own experience, I think most people find they need to eat a lot more at the beginning of W30, but then as they adjust, they find they don't need as much.  Please don't be so hard on yourself.  You've just started on your journey.  Trust the template!

 

(And I second, third, whatever the vote for more veggies, particularly starchy ones, at breakfast.  I found sweet potato too sweet, so I ate a lot of acorn squash at breakfast time during my W30, for what that's worth.)

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