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Day 1 of W30..

Breakfast - 2 eggs, sauteed cabbage,1/2 banana, small handful of almonds

Short work out 2hrs later

Small portion of chicken immediately after

Lunch 11 spinach salad with a few olives, chicken, sunflower seeds, 1/4 avocado, apple cider vinegar, a bit of EVOO, tomato, and a few raisins.

Its 3pm and I'm feeling tired. Fell asleep reading for maybe 10 min. Since lunch I have had a feeling of kind of hungry but also kind of full. Like my body doesn't know. I still sort of feel that.. Should I eat?

How do I decifer hunger?

lol that feels like a ridiculous question.

I'm also nursing my 10mo old 4/5x a day.

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For eggs, when they're your only source of protein, a serving size is as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand. That's probably 3-4, even if you're petite.


When you have salad, you really need a ton of leafy vegetables to really be satisfied (think having your salad out of a mixing bowl). That doesn't mean don't have salad, but add to it -- chop up some bulkier vegetables. Add some roasted beets or sweet potatoes.


You're nursing -- that means you need even more food than the average person, because your body is not only feeding you and fueling your workouts, but healing and getting your hormones back to where they need to be after pregnancy, and feeding another person. Plan a fourth full meal, and feel free to add more mini-meals throughout the day if you are hungry. Don't just snack on fruit or nuts alone, but definitely eat. Some people even sip coconut milk throughout the day to up their fat while they're nursing.


And definitely be sure you're adding starchy vegetables at least once a day, and up to having them with every meal if you find you need to -- they will help with energy and mood. Starchy vegetables are potatoes, sweet potatoes, root vegetables like beets, turnips, rutabagas, winter squashes like butternut, acorn, or spaghetti squash, carrots, jicama, plantains.


I suspect your "kind of hungry" feeling is actually hunger.

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