Post # 17
For what it is worth, I am also wonder about the amount of what you are eating. Fruit and veggies are great, but they burn off quickly. If I have 2 cups of spaghetti squash primavera I am hungry 3 hours later, but if I have 2 cups of spaghetti primavera I am fine for hours. What I do is try and mix a starch (rice or quinoa) with a veggie and a fat. That gives me meals like rissoto with peas and cheese, quinoa with spinach and goat cheese, and bean and cheese quesadillas. Doing a mix and making sure I get fat into my diet really helps.
Post # 18
Protein!!! If I ate only fruit for breakfast, I’d be ready to eat a whole pig by 10am. My day always starts with something that’s almost all protein, like eggs or even leftover boiled chicken.
As other PP’s said, I also wonder about the amount of calories you’re eating.
Post # 19
- Wedding: April 2013 - ceremony at a gazebo outside, reception at neighboring restaurant on a lake
Also remember if you are listening to your body and eating what it is asking for, then there will be days when you are hungrier and days when you are less hungry. I maintain my size at size 2 (after losing 16 lbs) and there are days I eat an estimated 1200 calories and there are days that I eat 2200-2400 calories. It will range.
Post # 20
@Mrs. Puffin: Even if you add more protein, you’ll still have cravings. It’s a combo of fiber loss, and the mental addiction of certain foods. I have been on a modified paleo diet (proteins, veggies, fruit, root veggies with the addition of rice) and I personally miss cheese like a mofo… and cheated last night (and it tasted like CRAP). Its going to be hard, it’s change. How about making some fruit popsicles so you can trick your brain into thinking you’re having a snack?
If you have to have something that feels like it’s ‘bad’ but isn’t: dried cherries, p’nut butter and oatmeal will give you that ‘ahhhh I’m finally full’ feeling. (I miss oatmeal, *sob*) Veggies are an incredible way to get carbs, just remember that you have to A TON to keep up with your body. I would steam a bunch so you can throw it into anything you make, make some sort of natural dipping sauce (something with lemon, yum) and make sure it’s available at all times. Also, make sure you’re eating enough eggs and olive oil, both of which are great fats and make you feel like you have had a substantial meal.