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I am on Day 6 and need help with portion sizes, as I am finding myself hungry for snacks in between meals. I will be honest I don't love the taste of meat so for me it's ideal to have eggs in the morning and then have a vegetarian meal at either breakfast or lunch. Also, I've always been more of a grazer so eating big meals is new for me.

A typical day for me looks like:

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs and Smoothie with 1/2 orange, 2 big handfuls spinach, 1 handful kale

Lunch: Lettuce wraps filled with 1 chicken thigh and 1 cup brussel sprouts

Dinner: 1 medium-sized sweet potato with 1 avocado mashed with 1/4 cup salsa, along with 1 cup of broccoli on the side

If I need a snack I've been having 1 handful of nuts, sometimes with a piece of fruit. 

Any suggestions on ways I can tweak this to feel fuller for longer? Thanks so much!


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Portion sizes for Whole30 are based on the meal template:  https://whole30.com/downloads/whole30-meal-planning.pdf  -- for best results, follow this for every meal.

When eggs are your only protein source, have as many whole eggs as you can hold in your hand -- probably 3-4.

Smoothies (or any meal that you drink) are just not satiating in the same way that food that you chew is. At breakfast, try making a big salad, or cooking your greens, or having other vegetables.

You also don't list any fat in breakfast or lunch. Pick one or two of the fat sources on the template, in addition to whatever oil you've cooked your food in.

One cup of vegetables is the minimum at any meal, you probably want 2-3 cups at each meal. 

If you do need food between meals, try to have a combo of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three. Avoid having fruit on its own, as it is more likely to cause a rise and then drop in blood sugar that can leave you feeling hungry or tired.

If you're doing workouts, you might also need pre- and post-workout food, in addition to your three meals. 

I'd encourage you to think about the vegetarian meal if you continue to feel hungry despite following these guidelines -- is there any compromise you could make to get some protein in? Maybe eggs for a second meal? It's only for 30 days plus however long you spend doing reintroductions, and then as you do those reintroductions, you can figure out which vegetarian-friendly protein sources (like legumes or dairy) that will work for you going forward. Some of the suggestions in this article might help you deal with some of the aversions:  http://whole9life.com/2013/02/eating-meat-a-primer-for-the-meat-challenged-2/ 

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