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I'm on day 2, and I'm having a weird problem. I don't feel hungry all day (I mean, I feel "mouth" hungry for sugary badness, but not stomach hungry). I'm hitting my protein goals, getting dangerously close to the RDA for sugar just from fruits and vegetables (and the Larabar I had yesterday because I was away from my office at lunch time), but I'm way off on calories.


I'm guessing I need to eat more meat. I've had the following meals for the past 2 days:


breakfast - - 2 egg veggie omelet - this is just 2 eggs with a cup or so of veggies including cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and onions


Lunch - big salad with some kind of protein (tuna for the past 2 days), hard-boiled egg, evoo and red wine vinegar with garlic and some seasonings


Dinner - last night we had filet mignon, roasted brussel sprouts and baked sweet potato; tonight, we're having a Mexican-ish meal - turkey burgers with homemade guacamole and pico de gallo


I could easily add something to the breakfast - Whole 30 compliant sausage or bacon.


Where else can I add more calories? How would you do it?

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Firstly, put calorie counting FAR out of your mind - that's not what we do here.

Secondly you need to eat more - and specifically more fat.

When eggs are your only source of protein in a meal you should be eating the number of whole eggs you can hold in one hand, which is 3-4 for  most females. You could add a little sausage if you liked, but you'd need some kind of a fat source - avocado or mayo maybe? If you add the bacon you'd be good with fat but would need a little more protein...

Your lunch & last night's dinner both look like they're really lacking in fat to me (ignore the oils you use for cooking) so I'd look at ways to adding something to those too, and I think that way you'd find that 'mouth hunger' you describe would nolonger be an issue, and you might be able to perceive 'actual hunger'.

The problem with not eating when you're not feeling hungry is that it perpetuates the problem so we'd recommend that you plate up a template meal and eat as much of it as you can, ensuring you get a good amount of each food group, and then wrap up the remainder to eat as soon as you feel able. Soon your appetite will increase.

Hope this helps.

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