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Getting hungry quickly often involves not eating enough protein and fat and occasionally not enough veggies. :) And it can reflect not having eaten enough at earlier meals. I find that if I miss a meal or eat "too light," it is difficult to catch up by simply eating more at my next regular meal. So, like Deb said, can you post what your husband is eating?

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Yes post food...but a quick question...is your husband eating larger portions than you? It is generally safe to assume that his hands are larger than yours so if you are eating the same portions and you are satisfied and he is not than that would be a quick answer to your question.

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he's been having a couple hard boiled eggs pre-workout. He does a cross fit type of workout. Then post workout would be some frittata (with ground turkey and veggies in it) and sweet potatoes or squash. Then maybe a piece of fruit mid morning. lunch would be some kind of salad with a protein, for example a green salad topped with paleo chicken salad made with olive oil mayo or tuna salad with oil and vinegar. then he hasn't been eating again until dinner, which is usually quite a long time after lunch, like at least six hours. He is a teacher and coach so is very busy and sometimes doesn't get home for dinner until after 7:00. As far as portions go, I haven't been measuring. I just fit as much as I can in the glass containers he takes to work. Maybe we nee bigger containers :)

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Try adding some homemade mayo to those hard-boiled eggs -- either cut them in half & spread it on (generously), or mash it up into an egg salad.  Also, there are days when I could easily have two hard-boiled eggs pre-workout, with mayo, and I am not a crossfitting man.  So if there is enough time between eating and workout that it would not upset his stomach -- maybe try 3 eggs.  

 

His portions should be big.  He should not be hungry all the time.  Yes, maybe you need bigger containers.   :)

 

Also, he really should not snack on fruit.  Period.  Make that a meal or mini-meal of protein+fat+veggies... and if he wants to add fruit to it, fine.

 

Really, just a few tweaks here and there, and he should be in good shape!

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Good gracious. No wonder he's hungry. I'm tiny and I don't exercise strenuously, and I eat way more than that!

 

He needs to eat about two palm-size portions of protein (his palm, not yours); one thumb-size (again, his thumb not yours) portion of fat or more, likely in his case way way more; and 2-4 cups of veggies. I'm guessing he needs to do that at a minimum 4 times a day. Since he's so hungry, he might aim for six times for a few days and the back it off to five and then four.

 

He really really reeeeeeally needs to eat. Here in Whole30 land we are NOT into people going hungry.

More food!  More often!  Dance with joy over this and eat up!

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Thanks for the help! I feel like he needs a small suitcase to take enough food to work, sheesh! How do people who work all day manage to cart that much food around? One other question...since we are about to start the "testing" phase soon, is whey protein considered dairy and should we test that along with other dairy? 

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Whey protein is considered dairy.  However, if it were me,  I would test specific dairy items that I want to add back in, one at a time.  Dairy has a wide range -- some things contain lactose, some don't, etc. etc.  People tolerate some dairy items just fine, while others are a big NO.  So, personally, if I wanted to add back in heavy cream and cottage cheese and whey protein, I would do them all separately.  That will take more time, but to me, it would be worth it to know which item caused me symptoms -- rather than wondering, "Ok, well... was it the heavy cream, or the cottage cheese, or the whey protein, or all three?!"

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Yeah, that makes sense to test things separately. I wonder why in It Starts With Food they don't have you do it that way? They tell you to have yogurt, cheese, and ice cream all in one day. I was wondering how one would know which thing caused the problem, if they had a reaction.

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Yeah, that makes sense to test things separately. I wonder why in It Starts With Food they don't have you do it that way? They tell you to have yogurt, cheese, and ice cream all in one day. I was wondering how one would know which thing caused the problem, if they had a reaction.

 

In the book they give you the simplest most straight forward way to do it. How much you want to narrow it down is up to you. Honestly yogurt, cheese, and ice cream are the same thing (although I personally left sugar out of my intros). Some people who don't tolerate dairy can't take whey and some people react to the lactose, some both, some neither. I liked breaking my introductions down a lot. I had done several rounds of no dairy prior to going paleo and found that full fat dairy was handled better for me then low fat dairy and raw dairy even better but overall it is all mostly fine. Really reintroductions are up to you. You have a nice clean system and you can do as much experimenting as you like. I introduced corn and white rice on different days for example.

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