I’ve been doing a paleo-adapted diet for about two months, and this site is a great source of inspiration and knowledge for me. Now I come to you for suggestions about what to eat so I don’t get hungry (and I apologize about my english, it's my second language - I'm brazilian). I know there are a lot of similar questions already posted, and I am reading all the answers. But I hoped you guys could take a look at my particular situation, since I don't eat red meat and hardly ever eat chicken. I only eat fish and some other sea creatures, like shrimps.
By what I read here, I figure Paleo shouldn't leave me feeling hungry – nevertheless, I am. I read some of you saying you eat 3 eggs in the morning and eat again only at night and I wonder how on Earth is this person not hungry...
So, what do I eat?
Before training, yogurt (sometimes low fat) with berries.
After training, usually 2 eggs with coffee and maybe some avocado. If training is specially hard I’ll eat a banana or a small serving of a starch, like sweet potato or cassava (very common in Brazil). Training used to be only running, now is running some days and crossfit some days. By now it’s 9am.
By 12 I’m very hungry. My stomach is growling. For lunch I usually eat salmon, which is the fattiest fish easily available on restaurants, with green salad and veggies. If salmon is not available I’ll have to do with whatever fish they have, and white fish tends to be very lean. I usually also have some fruits like strawberries and pineapple if they are available (I usually have lunch in restaurants).
Then somedays I have to eat again by 5 or 6pm. Usually some fruit with an egg or nuts (sometimes all these).
At night I usually eat fish again, either salmon, tuna or a shrimp preparation with veggies or curry. And I finish with strawberries with heavy cream. Sometimes I eat a starch (sweet potato or cassava), to help the training next morning.
So, as you can see, I'm eating too often - and I'm still hungry.
I try to use coconut oil when possible, but I find that cooking with it sometimes adds a sweet taste not always wanted. And I try to include coconut – fresh, shreded, milk etc very often. In Brazil coconuts are easily available.
During the weekend I’ll have some more liberal meals, adding tapioca and cheese. The tapioca I'm talking about is a very common food in Brazil, I make it myself or buy at the farmer's market. It uses only cassava flour mixed with water, passed through a strainer - and then cooked on a pan to give it form. It resembles a pancake, which you can fill with shredded coconut, cheese, butter - you name it. It looks like this:
and it's delicious.
I know I should be eating more fat! But what kind of fat may I eat? Since I don’t do red meat? How do I eat butter without bread? (I love butter and wouldn't mind eating more of it). And what else can I do not to be hungry all the time?
I've lost about 4 pounds in two months and I still have about 5 pounds to go.
Thank you very much!