Am I Eating Too Much?


AmandaPratt

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Hello!

 

I started my first day of Whole30 and I ate what I consider a pretty large breakfast and as I sit here at lunch I am not hungry AT ALL. I've been a low cal, always starving dieter my whole life so i'm feeling really nervous and apprehensive about eating the right amount of food. Did I eat too much at breakfast, is that why i'm not hungry for lunch?

 

This is what I had:

  • A veggie hash containing sweet potatoes, butternut squash, spinach, bell pepper & asparagus (about two spatulas worth)
  • One 3 oz sausage
  • 2 eggs

 

I would love some insight so that I plan my upcoming meals properly for the rest of the time. Thank you so much!!

 

 

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That Meal 1 sounds PRACTICALLY PERFECT! Nice work!

 

Did you add any fat, or just what you cooked your food in? Eggs and sausage do have a decent amount fat so you might not need to add more in this case (If you had chosen chicken breast as your protein instead, you'd probably need to add a little).

 

I wouldn't worry at all about not being hungry yet. It takes a few days for your appetite to regulate itself. You should be able to go 4 - 5 hours before you get hungry once your body has adapted to your improved way of eating.

 

If, after a week or so of W30 eating, you still aren't hungry for Meal 2 five hours after eating Meal 1, you might want to eat slightly less. But it's not a big deal or wrong. This way of eating, it's pretty difficult to overeat whole foods.

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That Meal 1 sounds PRACTICALLY PERFECT! Nice work!

 

Did you add any fat, or just what you cooked your food in? Eggs and sausage do have a decent amount fat so you might not need to add more in this case (If you had chosen chicken breast as your protein instead, you'd probably need to add a little).

 

I wouldn't worry at all about not being hungry yet. It takes a few days for your appetite to regulate itself. You should be able to go 4 - 5 hours before you get hungry once your body has adapted to your improved way of eating.

 

If, after a week or so of W30 eating, you still aren't hungry for Meal 2 five hours after eating Meal 1, you might want to eat slightly less. But it's not a big deal or wrong. This way of eating, it's pretty difficult to overeat whole foods.

 

I cooked everything in some olive oil so I figured that would add a little extra fat. I really appreciate your kind words and advice! I guess i'll keep going the way I am :)

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