mccully Posted January 18, 2013 Share Posted January 18, 2013 I'm still nursing my 14 month old, and while he hasn't been nursing like a newborn, he still breastfeeds 3-5 times during the day and over the past 1.5 weeks, 2-3 times at night (for a week he slept through the night, now he's cutting molars and nursing all. night. long.). I'm starving. Particularly in the afternoons and evenings. It's like I can't get enough food into me. I end up grabbing some dried fruit and some nuts and a hard boiled egg at 3pm and at 9pm in order to make it through. Any suggestions? I physically cannot eat any more at meals, and I've dropped a pants size over the last couple weeks (I was bad and weighed myself and I've lost all my Christmas pounds and 5 more). I feel great other than the constant hunger. Typical day looks like this: B: 2-3 eggs, poached 1 sweet potato shredded and fried up in coconut oil Some other veggie (this morning I cooked some spinach) Coffee and water L: Leftovers from last nights dinner. Today it was a hearty piece of salmon, carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, a handful of nuts, and some cut up peppers. Snack: Larabar- coconut cookie flavour Supper: Protein (tonight's plan is leftover chicken- 2 drumsticks) Cooked veggie (tonight is zuccinni noodles- I'll eat a whole zucc.) plus pasta sauce Raw veggie- spinach salad with tomatos, peppers, cucumbers Snack: 2 hard boiled eggs or a can of tuna and some veggie sticks, OR an apple or banana with some almond butter and usually a hard boiled egg on the side OR a few cashews and some rasins or dates or prunes. I drink water often between meals and I just can't make it through. Last night I ended up eating a can of tuna after dinner because I was still ravenous and I had a few hours of work/school/cleanup/daily mom stuff to do. Does it look like I'm eating enough? Am I going to lose out on the benefits of the whole30 because I'm not getting the snacking under control? I'm trying so hard and working really hard to get everything under control but I perpetually feel like I'm missing something because I shouldn't be feeling so hungry- right? I feel like I'm eating a massive amount of food! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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