And I feel AWFUL. My self esteem has gone way done. I feel ugly and bloated.
I want to be "cleansed" (the feeling I get after my first week of paleo) but for some reason I have a really difficult time during the school year. I come home from school and am so hungry and literally eat everything in site. Someone please help me!! I need some paleo foods I can eat RIGHT after school that won't have me too full for soccer.
You're young and active, there's no reason why you can't have some fruit, or paleo starches like sweet potatoes. Hardboiled eggs are pretty good too, filling and quick to make (or you can make them ahead of time and leave them in fridge for after school.)
So you're still growing and in a calorie deficit daily already--plus you're active. I think it's great you are tackling paleo so well at your age. I would just be careful not to bother with fasting yet. Do that later when you are older. Right now enjoy sweet potatoes, lots of good fat, meat, nuts, berries and I 2nd maj's chocolate.
Also...try not to obsess...good fasting habits can quickly turn to too much fasting and a quick fix for when your diet just needs more quality and better timing.
I would suggest berries, nuts after school before soccer. Also...really good quality hot dogs like Tanka Dogs or just a good kosher brand with some Bubbie's sauerkraut is really fast and not as filling. You could have some coconut milk over some frozen blueberries or make a smoothie. Or you could have some full fat greek yogurt with some fruit and nuts. Sweet potatoes with some coconut oil or butter and salt and cinnamon.
Check out Sarah Fragoso's site and podcast. She has a ton of suggestions for kids your age. Everyday Paleo
And...you are still a little girl to me too. (That's a GOOD thing.) Don't grow up to fast. Enjoy. Enjoy and stay excited without getting obsessive.
How about a bowl of bone broth soup? Eat that 2 hours before your soccer practice. That will kill your appetite for anything starchy. After your practice, replenish by having some yams or sweet potatoes.
Sounds like you need to perhaps feed your brain a bit while at school. Go a combination of a small handful of walnuts, macadamias, cashews, and blueberries. Even better, make yourself some Paleo Coconut/Nut/Cocoa balls and take a few to school. The protein hits through the day should keep your appetite suppressed.
The last time I fell off the bandwagon was a couple of days ago. I fasted the day after and have eaten probably less than 300 calories for a couple days after that (I had very minimal hunger pangs during this time, i probably binged enough to sustain me for a week)... I was feeling nasty at first, but today I'm fantastic. Consider fasting to reset your body and mind.
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