I am on the 30 day challenge at day 22 or so, and am constantly hungry - so are my daughters who are 1 and 3 years old. I must be doing something wrong. I am fighting autoimmune problems so am going without fruit, nuts, nightshades, eggs, etc. and focusing only on meat and veggies to beat this. I am 5'6" 110 lbs. Here is a sample menu from today - some advice would be great.
Breakfast - tuna fish, onion, cucumbers, olive oil in lettuce wraps
lunch - 1/4 lb turkey burger in lettuce wrap with onion, 1/4 lb hamburger in lettuce wrap with onion, big green salad with olive oil dressing and zucchini
dinner - zucchini sauteed in olive oil w/onion, 1/2 carrot cut up with onion in homemade chicken stock, spaghetti squash with herbs and olive oil, 6 asparagus spears, 3.5 oz hallibut.
Any thoughts on what to add/change to make us all less hungry all the time and give us more energy? Is avocado acceptable on the whole30 even though autoimmune problems and no fruit?
More fat. Way more veggies.
Choose meats that are fattier than turkey (but only if they're grass-fed).
Choose appropriate veggies and eat more of them!
Find a source of healthy lard (online somewhere).
Consider adding raw butter or ghee (I can't comment on how this will affect auto-immune issues).
Fat is your remedy. Grass-fed beef is your friend. And a huge yes to the avocados. Fattier fish like salmon or shellfish instead of the tuna. Coconut oil is a wonderfood if you can stomach it. Ghee is pure fat and awesome for sautee, no autoimmune issues there once the milk proteins are removed.
way more fat!!
everyones ratios are different but you should be having at least 55-65% of your calories from good fats!
try getting your ratios better balanced (no more than 25g protein, max 50g carbs, and the above fats).....this hopefully will help!
good fat choices can include: butter, ghee, olive oil, avocado, nuts if you are eating, coconut of any kind: coconut milk, coconut oil, shredded dry coconut or even fresh! Salmon over tuna!!
Fat, fat, and more fat - especially saturated. Coconut oil is good straight. And eggs - several a day even - are fine. Try to add non muscle meats such as liver or other organs. Bone broth (google that) is excellent. Don't try to combine paleo with fasting - you already feel the result.
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And have fun!
Edited to add: oops missed the skipping eggs part. Oh well, save them for later?
I have auto immune issues and eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day. Meat/veggies for the main meal, grass-fed organic beef and lamb with the fat on, chicken with the skin on, ground turkey with added olive oil, sometimes wild salmon or other seafood...olives, avocado, and nuts for my snacks. I'm allergic to coconut as well and can't live without nuts. Fortunately I don't have any issues with them. Maybe you could try adding some nuts and see if you have any reactions. I think snacks would help you get through the day without getting too hungry. Maybe some berries or stone fruits in moderation as one of your snacks? Also use ghee for cooking, I'm allergic to dairy and have no problems with ghee.
Have you tried doubling the amount of food you eat for breakfast? I'd start with that, and increase the amount of food at other meals, too.
For the first time in my life I am now doing fine on three meals a day with no snacks. This is huge for me! It only started working when I began having four slices of bacon, five eggs, and one home-made protein/energy bar for breakfast each day.
Hmmm.. curious to see what people say. I'm on the 30 challenge as well and also making the auto immune modifications. My hunger comes can goes. Some days I feel fine with what feels like a "normal" menu. Other days I'm ravenous. My naturopath wants me to follow a 45g carb, 50g protein diet... getting the balance of calories from fat, so that complicates things as well. I found that eating coconut oil and coconut milk really helped me feel satisfied, but alas, I think I might be allergic, so I cut that out a couple of days ago.
Add a couple of snacks during the day; the Whole30 Success guide recommends that in addition to your meals. Make sure to include some fat, protein and carb into each snack, especially for the kids. Definitely more fat as well. Good luck! I'm starting Whole 30 tomorrow and am a bit nervous about it!
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