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So I'm still feeling good... just finding that I'm getting really hungry prior to dinnertime.  I tried adding more fats into lunch and I eat until I can't eat more...  I have to admit I'm extremely used to snacking in the afternoon time. Does this feeling subside soon??  Any helpful hints out there? 

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Moved this to the Troubleshooting forum since it's a better fit. :)




Regarding hunger, some people do seem to have a dramatic uptick in their hunger levels when starting a Whole30 even though they're following the template.


First tip: Make sure that your breakfast is adequate. Even if you add more food at lunch, if your breakfast was lacking, it can be hard to "come back" from it.


Second tip: You may need to eat more than 3 meals a day until your hunger settles down. Some folks have reported four or even five template meals a day to keep their hunger at bay. It WILL get better just as long as you respond to those cues with good nutrition like protein, fat, and veggies. Trying to sate that hunger with fruit and/or nuts is less effective and can even make things worse for some people.


If you're not hungry enough for a full template meal OR if you're stuck in a situation where you're going a long time between meals (like eating a noon and then getting stuck at work until 7pm like my day yesterday), pack a mini meal. Still cover the three parts of the template (protein, veggies, and fat), but just pack them in smaller portions.

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OK thanks! :) Usually around 5 or 6 hrs between lunch and dinnertime. 


Day 9

Meal 1: 3 egg frittata muffins with mushrooms greens bacon and sausage bits  fruit

Meal 2: Ham steak and cabbage with carrots and potatoes side salad fruit

Meal 3: Pecan crusted Halibut with roasted garden veggies , sauteed broccoli in ghee



Meal1  3 egg frittata muffins with mushrooms greens bacon and sausage bits  fruit

Meal 2;  Borscht with o.5 lb salmon steak. nectarine 

Meal 3: Roast chicken, sauteed cabbage with oil and ghee, brussel sprouts and babaganoush


Meal 1 : Boiled eggs x2 half avocado, fruit  * probably should have had more veggies here

Meal 2: Baked chicken, babaganoush, borscht  fruit


How am I doing? 

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Some thoughts:
- double check your bacon, sausage and especially ham ingredients for compliance
- it's hard to tell portion sizes, but are you having more veggies than fruit in your meals?  You want to aim for 1-3 cups of veggies per meal.  Per your meal 1 today, don't let fruit push vegetables off your plate. You may also want to experiment with not having fruit at all at meal 1 and see if that helps quell your afternoon cravings.
- when eggs are you sole protein, the serving size is the number of whole eggs you can hold in one hand without dropping them.

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