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Week 1 / 1st Whole30 / Always Hungry! / Help!


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Soooo, this first week of Whole30 has gone great - good energy, not experiencing too many slumps. The only negative side effect is that I spend most of my day being hungry and I SWEAR I'm eating enough and incorporating plenty of fats into my meals. It's actually getting kind of frustrating. I get hungry about 45 minutes after I eat, and it persists for longer than 15 minutes so it's not a craving. 

 A typical day (yesterday specifically, but still pretty typical):

Breakfast 7:15am: 1/2 sweet potato with 1 T guac and a drizzle homemade ranch + one fried egg + sautéed Spinach

Snack 10:00isham: Piece of fruit (go between peach and banana at the moment)

Lunch 12:30: Big salad, mixed greens, zucchini, butternut squash, a protein, balsamic vinegar, avocado, and a few nuts sprinkled on top

Snack 2:30pm: Some kind of protein and veggie mix i.e. turkey wrapped around green pepper slices dipped in ranch and guac

Dinner: 5:30/6pmish: Big salad, spinach, nuts, homemade Whole30 chicken meatballs, drizzle of homemade ranch (really loving this stuff) the other 1/4 avocado

Then around 8 after a flexibility class I ate 1 1/2 bananas cause I was still SO HUNGRY! 

That's plenty of food, I'm not crazy right? haha What should I do? What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. 


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So, when eggs are your only protein, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand, which is probably 3-4 at least. For other proteins, have 1-2 portions the length, width, and height of your palm.

When you snack, don't have fruit on its own, have protein, fat, and veggies, or at least two of the three. Having just fruit can cause a rise and then drop in blood sugar which could ultimately leave you hungrier.

Aim for three cups of vegetables at each meal, more if they are raw leafy greens.

A serving of avocado is half to a whole one -- a tbsp of guacamole and a drizzle of ranch probably don't equal that.

In short, I think you're hungry because you're not eating enough at your meals.

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