missmunchie Posted January 9, 2016 Share Posted January 9, 2016 This is my fourth Whole30 so I've been down this road before and find myself making this same mistake every time: not eating enough. I can tell through my cravings and occasional lack of energy that I'm not eating enough but for some reason find it very hard to put enough food on my plate and eat all my meals every day. A bit of it is the "kitchen burn-out" of being so sick and tired of putting together every meal, even if I'm batch cooking and putting together quick meals of leftovers and not actually using the stove. So I put off eating because I just can't deal with it right now to the point where I'm HUNGRY and then I do as little work as possible to just satisfy the hunger, but not enough to get me through to the next meal. I prefer to not snack since to me making a snack requires the same amount of mental energy as making a meal, so I might as well just make a meal. Here's a typical days eats, when I hit all of my meals like I should: M1: 4 eggs, 1-2 cups veggies, 1/2-1 avocado OR gobs of fat on top of the veggies M2: canned tuna in olive oil, 3-4 cups spinach, 1/2-1 avocado, maybe some olives, other veggies, or a fruit M3: steak, chicken, or other protein (maybe 8oz), starchy veg like potato or winter squash, other vegetable, olive oil or ghee on everything If I snack, it's usually 1-2 hard boiled eggs and some veggies. Once it was an apple and almond butter because that's what I had left in my food bag for work, but I try to keep snacks as protein-fat-veg combos. Any ideas on what I can do/change to avoid this repetitive behavior of putting off eating? I LOVE to eat so it's not like I have a pattern of restriction or anything, and I am totally not afraid of fat. Tough love encouraged and appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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