I have been doing crossfit 3-4 times a week plus netball game once a week as well as following the Paleo diet. I am worried i am not having enough protein so have recently be starting in the morning having a coconut milk, protein powder smoothy as well as before or after crossfit doing the same but i am worried i may be over doing it any suggestions and also after crossfit or netball even when having a protein shake or smoothie, then dinner i am still really really hungry, should i be eating more during the day?
Post Workout Recovery from StrongerFasterHealthier.com ....free range , antibiotic free, paleo approved...it was the best thing I ever purchased for crossfit....I used water, but I also use coconut milk in the morning. I have the chocolate one and I like it...if your not a stevia user you may have a bit of an after taste...but if your going that often you certainly need a recovery shake...
I agree with AG. It's important to have specific goals here, because otherwise our advice won't be specific enough for a good answer. Are you trying to gain weight? Lose it? Stay where you are?
Unless you're trying to lose a lot of weight, it doesn't sound to me like you're overdoing it. That being said, I find it hard to see how you're not getting enough protein. Throw in a bunch of eggs for breakfast, and have a bunch of meat for lunch and dinner, and you're probably at or above the 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. Track a day's worth of eating and run it through a nutrient breakdown website and see where you're at.
If your issue is hunger, try adding fat--coconut oil--to the smoothie.
Daily brunch smoothie is my newbie lifeline: coconut milk, chocolate Primal Fuel, frozen berries, and roughly 2 teaspoons of Artisana coconut oil. I've found that the extra fat keeps me full until supper. I agree that it's not very paleo, but it works for me. I don't have a problem with weight loss: 25 lb gone since going paleo in January and still losing. I've gone from misses size 16-18 to 10-12 and am developing muscle tone.