I've been Paleo for approx 9 months now and have been egg-free for almost 2 months (eggs were causing digestive issues for me and my eczema and nut sensitivities have cleared right up after giving up eggs).
I had been eating eggs for breakfast every day and they usually kept me full until lunch. Now I'm eating 1 chicken fillet or 2 pieces of bacon each morning with some baked sweet potato and usually another veg or 2, like broccoli/cauliflower etc, all cooked with coconut oil.
The last week or so, I am hungry approx an hour after breakfast and simply have to eat again, the hunger pangs are ridiculously strong! I'm not dehydrated as I drink approx 3 litres of water per day and usually have at least half a litre before my breakfast.
I haven't changed my activity or eating patterns lately and have a desk job, so it's not like I'm running around straight after breakfast, burning off calories.
Can someone please advise what I can/should eat to keep myself full? I generally don't get this hunger after lunch or dinner, just breakfast. I would eat some butter with breakfast but butter triggers serious binge-eating issues for me so I try to stay away from it as much as possible.
Thanks so much in advance for any advice! :)
Get Free Paleo Recipes Instantly
I would eat more protein. What you described would not be nearly enough for me! I generally try to eat 40-50g of protein for my first meal.
Try eating only a steak for breakfast. I had about 16oz of top round for breakfast a few hours ago and I'm not going to get hungry for another few hours.
I would double the bacon and maybe switch the chicken with ground beef so you can get a better balance of fat and protein.
I don't know what size the chicken filet is, but 2 slices of bacon is not anywhere near as much protein as two eggs. I think you need more protein. And, on days you eat chicken you may also need more fat. Do you put butter or other healthy oil on your veggies?
Dr. Nebak here, You need the equivelant of 4 to 5 eggs in protien and fat. The more carbs you eat the hungrier you will become. Chicken lacks the fat so add bacon to chicken. Unless you just really want the sweet potato I'd recommend eliminating it. Broccoli and cauliflower are good choice.
Fat sends the message of satiety to your brain, your breakfast is pretty void of fat except for the coconut oil. Add a few nuts or some almond flour pancakes.
Even if you need more protein, to feel so strongly hungry after one hour seems unusual with that amount of fat and fiber. One experiment would be to try the same meal but skip the sweet potato and see if that helps give you a slower burn.