Hi all. I started eating paleo three weeks ago and I love it. The biggest benefits are that I have a ton of energy, I'm sleeping well, and my chronic "intestinal distress" has disappeared. I don't feel deprived at all and have no cravings. This way of eating was made for me!
The only issue is that I'm having a hard time getting enough fat in during the day. I am a busy (nursing) student and am usually at the hospital/in class/at work anywhere from 10-14 hours a day. I take all of my food with me from home. I usually have a couple of egg/sausage/zucchini/spinach "muffins" with some avocado for breakfast. For lunch I have a whole pepper, a couple of big carrots, some guacamole, a chicken breast, and an orange. I'll have a snack of some breakfast sausage meat in the afternoon, or a Lara bar. For dinner I will have a big salad with some more chicken.
I'm only 4'11" and I've lost 5 lbs since starting paleo (I'm now 100 lbs). This was not my goal and I'd rather not lose anymore as I'm quite active. I also get REALLY hungry a couple of hours after eating lunch, which I think is because I'm not eating enough fat at my midday meal. Ideally my midday meal would sustain me until dinnertime. Additional complications - I really dislike nuts (including nut butters) and I don't know how to cook red meat.
Does anyone have any calorie-dense "convenience foods" that I would be able to make at the start of the week? Examples are the paleo muffins and baked chicken breasts, which I love, but don't sustain me. I've started taking guacamole packets with me but there's only so much avocado I can take. Help?