I've been Primal for 9 months and recently embarked upon my first Whole30. I'm currently on Day 5. The only changes I've made are to eliminate dairy, alcohol, and any sugar (which unfortunately also means things like bacon).
So why am I so damn hungry?
One of the best things about eating this way has been the complete freedom from hunger. Such a revelation for me, so I'm not appreciating its reappearance.
I haven't ramped up my exercise regimen.
Here are two days worth of menus, since I know you'll ask:
Breakfast: Eggs scrambled in avocado oil with ground pork, spices, basil, and tomatoes. Coffee with coconut cream and cinnamon. Snack: Handful of cashews. Lunch: Shrimp Salad w/Chive Mayo. Small bay shrimp, celery, radish, and red cabbage tossed with homemade chive mayo served on top of arugula and tat soi greens. Snack: 1/4 of a pear. Dinner: Ribeye steak with mustard greens sautéed in almond oil with mushrooms, garlic, and ginger.
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled in avocado oil with chives. Coffee with coconut cream. Snack: Handful of almonds. Lunch: Arugula/tat soi salad with 3 chicken thighs sautéed in almond oil, radishes, pumpkin seeds, and an olive oil dressing with tarragon vinegar. Snack: A few pieces of my daughter’s pear. Dinner: Curry Meatballs (with a little offal) in Creamy Tomato-Coconut Sauce from Mark’s Daily Apple. Served on riced cauliflower with olive oil. Soda water with lemon.
So in the absence of any other changes, why the sudden hunger?
Any ideas? Sugar withdrawal? Dairy withdrawal? Most of my meals feature plenty of fat, so I'm truly befuddled. Gracias in advance.