Possible silly question about shrimp


kad70

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Shrimp doesn't seem to keep me satiated nearly as long as another protein type like beef, chicken or pork.   Is this for real, or is it my imagination? :huh:   I'm eating large shrimp (like 12-14 at a sitting; 7 large shrimp = 3 oz), and I'm hungry about 3.5 hours later.  (I can't eat more than 14 shrimp at a sitting!  LOL)  This is unusual as I'm usually good to go for a solid 4-5 hours.  This morning  I even dipped my shrimp in probably 2T of Tessemae's Chesapeake Mayo...which was quite yummy!  I usually eat about 6 oz of protein per meal.  Everything else -veggie, fat and sometimes a carb- Is the same.  Is it the fact that it has less fat maybe?  Just an observation the past two times I've eaten shrimp on it's own.  I'm fine when I eat it in a dish with another protein like chicken.  I added a hardboiled egg to lunch just now to see if that'll help.  Maybe I should stick to shrimp as a snack after school during the week??  Just curious to see if this has come up before? Thanks. 

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Lower fat proteins can definitely leave people hungry earlier. Either mix your shrimp with another protein, or up your fat a bunch -- maybe go for more solid fats like avocado or olives in addition to dipping the shrimp in mayo or other sauce.

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For lunch, I think adding the hard boiled egg plus lots more olive oil in the sauce I made with the shrimp plus clarified butter on half of a sweet potato really helped.  I ate lunch around 12 noonish and didn't wind up eating dinner until 6pm; I honestly wasn't even hungry until then.  This is longer than I'd normally go without a meal, but we were out and about with the kids so dinner was at 6pm tonight.  

 

Interestingly, today I ate shrimp for breakfast and lunch, and I felt/was really bloated in the upper abdomen.  I also had that I'm-too-full feeling for quite sometime after I ate the shrimp today.  I didn't eat anything more than I normally would nor did I eat anything I haven't eaten several times over the past 10 days.  

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