Struggling to eat all the food


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Hi!

I'm on just the second day of my first Whole 30, and at the moment the only thing I'm struggling with is getting through the amount of food needed to comply with the template.

This morning I had an omelette (4 eggs) with tomatoes, mushrooms and pepper, cooked in coconut oil. I was stuffed after 2/3 of it and couldn't eat any more, and I'm having to take a small break before eating my 1/2 avocado.

Do you just end up getting used to eating these amounts, or is there something I might be doing wrong?

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To some degree, yes, you can get used to bigger meals over time. This is especially true for people who were used to eating six small meals a day where this is a huge change. 

For that particular meal you listed, try doing just three eggs. I can technically hold four eggs, but have found that really, three is all I can actually eat at once. The main thing is that your meals should keep you satisfied for 4-5 hours at a time, and include protein, fat, and vegetables. 

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Thanks for your reply - 3 eggs is definitely more appealing to me than 4!

Also I'm coming off a really unhealthy diet where I grazed pretty much constantly from morning until dinner, so what you say about getting used to the 3 meals definitely rings true.

I will keep going! Thanks again.

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35 minutes ago, Stephresets said:

Hi,

So you're actually following a measurement plan? Maybe thats why I'm still hungry all the time. lol I don't think Im eating enough.

The template (linked in my signature below) is what everyone should be using to make their meals... 3x a day lasting you between 4 and 5 hours... if you think you're not eating enough you probably are not eating enough... take a look at the template and try and make tomorrow's meals match and see how you do... if you need further help, let us know :)

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On 11/7/2017 at 5:20 PM, SugarcubeOD said:

The template (linked in my signature below) is what everyone should be using to make their meals... 3x a day lasting you between 4 and 5 hours... if you think you're not eating enough you probably are not eating enough... take a look at the template and try and make tomorrow's meals match and see how you do... if you need further help, let us know :)

I'm about to start my first Whole30 tomorrow and I think I am unclear about the meal planning template.  On top of that, I can't seem to locate a search box anywhere to find the answer to my question.  That said, it seems clear to have the protein and veggies (occasional fruit) for each of 3 meals, but are we supposed to have each and every one of the fats listed per meal?  That doesn't seem to be logical or feasible, but wanted to make sure I do my best to do what is recommended (rule follower here).  Thanks for your help!

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Just now, Jamie D said:

I'm about to start my first Whole30 tomorrow and I think I am unclear about the meal planning template.  On top of that, I can't seem to locate a search box anywhere to find the answer to my question.  That said, it seems clear to have the protein and veggies (occasional fruit) for each of 3 meals, but are we supposed to have each and every one of the fats listed per meal?  That doesn't seem to be logical or feasible, but wanted to make sure I do my best to do what is recommended (rule follower here).  Thanks for your help!

No, pick one or two of the fats listed, and usually that should be in addition to what you cook in, as much of what you cook in stays in the pan and isn't eaten, plus if you're cooking multiple servings it gets divided up.  You'll know you've got everything portioned right when you're consistently able to go about 4-5 hours between meals.

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1 minute ago, Jamie D said:

I'm about to start my first Whole30 tomorrow and I think I am unclear about the meal planning template.  On top of that, I can't seem to locate a search box anywhere to find the answer to my question.  That said, it seems clear to have the protein and veggies (occasional fruit) for each of 3 meals, but are we supposed to have each and every one of the fats listed per meal?  That doesn't seem to be logical or feasible, but wanted to make sure I do my best to do what is recommended (rule follower here).  Thanks for your help!

Just pick one or two fat sources. Cooking fat is generally not counted.  Then, monitor how you feel before, during and right after/2-3 hours after and 4-5 hours after. If you're half starved in the first 2 hours, add another fat source or generally increase your meal size. If you are not hungry at all by hour 5, you might be a bit heavy on the fat.

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40 minutes ago, Jamie D said:

I'm about to start my first Whole30 tomorrow and I think I am unclear about the meal planning template.  On top of that, I can't seem to locate a search box anywhere to find the answer to my question.  That said, it seems clear to have the protein and veggies (occasional fruit) for each of 3 meals, but are we supposed to have each and every one of the fats listed per meal?  That doesn't seem to be logical or feasible, but wanted to make sure I do my best to do what is recommended (rule follower here).  Thanks for your help!

The search function within the forum itself isn't great - try Google first. Just type Whole30 + your question/topic/ingredient/etc. and the first results are usually a forum post on that subject!

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On 1/2/2018 at 1:17 PM, racheleats said:

The search function within the forum itself isn't great - try Google first. Just type Whole30 + your question/topic/ingredient/etc. and the first results are usually a forum post on that subject!

Thank you for addressing this!  I was searching high and low to find a solution. :-)

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