I have been paleo for about 6 months. I am a 5"7 125lb female. I am a dancer and train 3 times a week, I also crossfit 5 times a well and do bikram 4 times a week. Before paleo I would say I had a pretty normal appetite, but ever since starting paleo, I can't seem to get full! Is this normal? Any food suggestions to keep me full?
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on September 04, 2013
at 04:12 AM
I'll throw an idea out there: get a spice mix with MSG (monosodium glutamate), if you don't react negatively to it try spicing some of your meals with it. MSG increases appetite like nothing else and its fairly safe if you're not sensitive (e.g. headaches). The claim that it's an excitotoxin is based on junk science.
on August 06, 2013
at 10:21 PM
If I worked out that much then I would never feel full either! I am about your size, 5'8 127 lbs and I do bikram yoga 3 times/week and run 2-3 days/week. Any reason for the crazy workout schedule? I am very toned and slender with my current schedule and think that working out 2-3 hours a day would be overkill!
Other than mentioning that though, I notice that the 2 foods that seem to fill me up most are sweet potatoes and trail mix. It only takes a small amount of either to make me feel stuffed. When I want to suppress my appetite without eating then I find that drinking coffee or green tea helps a lot.
on August 06, 2013
at 10:18 PM
Do you mean 'full'...like tummy full or full like satiated / satisfied / no longer hungry?
Give us an idea of your typical daily food intake. Does your weight / BF % appear stable?
Just a wild guess....the fact that you're "never full" means you're hungry from your activity. More fat will improve your feeling of satiety. More low caloric density foods will increase your feeling "volume" fullness.