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I'm on Day 3, and I'm so hungry!

Note: I breastfeed my 13-mo about 3-5 times per day. (reposting from pregnant/breastfeeding section} 

Could someone take a look at my food so far and tell me if I'm missing something? Thanks!

Definitely want to up my fluid intake. 

Day 3:
  • 7.30: breakfast casserole (2 eggs, turkey sausage, chard), 1.5 cups roasted carrots and broccoli; 2 strawberries (STARVING by 10 AM)
  • 10.35: smoothie (1 c coconut milk, handful cherries, 1 sm banana, 2 T cacao paste); 3 sm turkey meatballs
  • Salad (3 c lettuce, 1/2 onion fried in bacon fat), 1.5 c butternut squash "noodles" in olive oil with 3 T tapenade, 7 sm turkey meatballs (pretty full) 
  • 1/2 pouch chestnuts, 1 package seaweed
  • 1/2 zucchini and 1/2 onion fried in coconut oil, 1.5 grassfed hot dogs
Day 2: 
  • 3 med eggs fried in olive oil, 1/2 large sweet potato sauteed in coconut oil, 1/3 zucchini with onion fried in olive oil, 1/2 fermented pickle (HUNGRY within the hour)
  • 1/2 kohlrabi "noodles" in coconut oil w/ 1/3 lb ground turkey, olive tapenade; smoothie (1 cup coconut milk, handful cherries, 2/3 banana, 2 T cacao paste)
  • snacking on 10-15 cherry tomatoes
  • large green salad, 1/2 cucumber, 3 cherry tomatoes, 6 pistachios, 1/4 lb turkey breakfast sausage, EVOO, pear vinegar
  • 7 small turkey meatballs, plate of vegetables (roasted cauliflower, carrots with olive oil; steamed sugar snaps), mustard
  • 1/4 glass apple juice w/ seltzer
  • 2 turkey meatballs; coconut bowl (1/3 c coconut milk, 3/4 peach, 8 raisins, 5 almonds)
Day 1:
  • 3 med eggs fried in olive oil, 1/2 large sweet potato sauteed in coconut oil, 1/2 zucchini with onion fried in olive oil, 1 large fermented pickle
  • coconut bowl (1/3 c coconut milk, 1 banana, 4 almonds, 5-6 raisins)
  • large green salad with 1 cucumber, 1 peach, 6 pistachios
  • seaweed snack, handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 bag kohlrabi "noodles" sauteed in olive oil with 1/3 lb of ground turkey, olive tapenade; still ravenous, so some more sauteed sweet potato from the morning (WOKE UP HUNGRY in the middle of the night
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Add fat to your meals, in addition to what you cook in. So add avocado or olives or mayo or some other fat along with your meal. 

Plan to eat four full meals, or three meals plus a couple of mini-meals, because you're breastfeeding, and it is fine to eat even more than that if you are hungry. Any time you eat, try to have a combo of protein, fat, and vegetables, or at least two of the three. Fat is really important, it will help you feel full longer. Don't skimp on it.

If you want fruit, have it with a meal, and remember that ideally you'll limit fruit to not more than two closed-fist-sized servings a day. It's okay to occasionally have more, especially if it's summer where you are and so much fruit is in season, but most days try to limit it.

Salads are fine if you like them, but keep in mind that leafy green stuff breaks down to nothing as you eat, and don't tend to keep you satisfied for very long. If you want a salad, add some beets or carrots or sweet potato chunks, and all kinds of other vegetables as well -- broccoli, jicama, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, radishes, whatever kinds of vegetables you like, either raw or cooked.  Or have small salads and some cooked vegetables. 

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