I have been on the paleo diet for 25 days now and am doing quite well. I lost 8 pounds in my first two weeks. I tried introducing fruit, apples and bananas into my diet as a snack while i am work but when I did this i stopped loosing weight. I then tried to introduce nuts as a snack and then I gained weight.
I am trying to find another snack I can eat that I will have more success on. I have PCOS which is probably why the sugar in the fruit does not help me, I don't know why the nuts effect my weight but i've read they simply just do for some people.
I was thinking of boiling a ham and eating 1-3 slices of Ham as a snack, would that be okay?
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Speaking from personal experience, I'd recommend cabbage or other low carb veggies. Along with eggs or the ham you mention. But mainly veggies cuz they'll fill you up in terms of bulk and also with nutrients, both of which will have a satiating effect.
I'd also strongly recommend holding off on the fruit and nuts until after the diet. They're what crashed my diet attempts, too; twice I've made this same mistake. What happened was I became so pleased with the progress that chose to "ease up", but the addition of (a minor amount of) carbs & calories simply threw me off. Fruit is very much optional anyway; nuts maybe also.
Here are some of my faves:
-hard-boiled egg with sea salt
-deli meat with baby carrots
-rollups - deli meat rolled up with pepperoni, butter, and dill pickles
-snack sticks from US Wellness
-trail mix: 1 oz beef jerky + 6 Tbsp coconut flakes + TINY bit of dried fruit (usually apricot or mango, less than 1 Tbsp in this mix). Cut up into small bites. If even that little bit of fruit bothers you, leave it out. The jerky and coconut alone are yummy.
I put my spinach, mushrooms, olives, olive oil, and some seasoning in a tupperware and throw it in my lunch box. If you shake it up, the olive oil and seasoning make a dressing. It's a great low carb filler and makes a tasty snack! Hope this helps. You can also add eggs or any meat for protein.
Hope this helps!
I like a really dry beef jerky, because it takes a while and a lot of chewing, and is satisfying.
I second the suggestion to eat more veggies. I eat a big ass salad everyday at my desk (with feta, EVOO and vinegar) and it fills me up.
Depending on what we have in the kitchen, I also eat:
- hard or soft-boiled eggs (with salt)
- Sheets of toasted seaweed ("laver")
- dark chocolate (a couple of squares/day)
- roasted pumpkin with butter and salt and maybe a little cream. I used to warm it up but now I eat it cold at my desk.
- roasted chicken legs from the night before (again, eaten cold at my desk)
- plain yogurt
- sometimes I'll just snack on a piece of cheese (like brie or gouda). A little lasts a long time.