I am male, 18, 5'8, and about 169 pounds. I've been on paleo just under 2 weeks now and what I seem to notice in the last few days is that, I'm not too hungry anymore. I could easily skip breakfast and have dinner later on and I still feel like I could have skipped dinner entirely. When I do get a bit hungry, it's much easier to ignore, too. Because of this, I don't often have 3 meals daily and just have breakfast and dinner.
Do you think I'm eating enough in general? I'm worried that I may lose muscle mass or somehow become ill.
Breakfast is usually scrambled egg or an omlette, with 3-5 eggs, quite a bit of butter or coconut oil and maybe mushrooms, ham, cheese, onions, etc.
I drink adequate amounts of water, it helps me stay satiated. If I feel hungry and have some water, my hunger goes.
Lunch could be the same as breakfast if I have lunch.
Dinner? Depends. Could be some steak cooked in a good bit of butter, mushrooms, brocolli and some more butter. Vegetables need variation, I must admit (it's only ever really brocolli, mushrooms, sometimes peppers, some lettuce, etc).
I just want to know am I eating enough to sustain myself?
asked byrooky (193)
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on September 23, 2011
at 12:26 PM
As long as you are feeling satiated you should be fine.
Although our constantly "grazing", high-carb, processed food, 4th meal culture might disagree (because not eating 24/7 is not profitable!), If you're not hungry, you probably don't need to eat!
If you're concerned, however, you could use an online food tracker like http://www.sparkpeople.com/ to log your intake for a few days to make sure you're not going too low.