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Newbie, after Dinner.. SO Hungry!!!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 05, 2012 at 2:13 AM

So I had a dinner today of steamed zucchini "pasta" with pesto and meatballs. It was probably about 4 oz. of meat (6 golf ball, or slightly larger size meatballs) and about 1.5 zucchini. After about 2 hours, I began to get SO hungry! Is this my body adjusting to what is better for me, or do I actually need to eat more quantity? If I should just be eating more, about how much per meal?

Also, if anyone has suggestions for easy snacks too, that would be awesome!

Thanks!

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on March 05, 2012
at 10:09 AM

For breakfast, I had 4 slices of bacon, 2 eggs scrambled with peppers, onions, spinach, bacon fat. I also had 4 small pieces of "fried mush" which is like polenta (I know not so paleo, but I LOVE it and wanted to finish it, not just throw it out once "starting" Paleo). It was enough to keep me full for about 5 hours or so, when I got hungry and had what I mentioned above.

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:17 AM

Whew! I am replete but you're still making me hungry! Good thing I've learned to ignore that when it's just an impulse. :-))

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Until you stop being hungry. I could easily eat twice that amount.

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Enough so that you dont feel hungry in two hours. Aim for around 200g+ of meat and more veg.

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at 02:20 AM

Like how much more?

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:07 AM

1.5 zuchini and 4 oz of meat isn't even a nice appetizer... Definitely need to eat more.

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:11 AM

I had the same problem when I started paleo and it was an answer on PH that saved me! That person recommended this meal: ground beef, veggies, potato and eggs -- a giant fry-up. It seemed almost obscene to me to eat this much food at one meal but it filled me up, left me satisfied until late the next morning and I lost weight. I didn't eat this every night, of course, but often. After a few weeks I was able to start experimenting a little -- once my brain was convinced I wasn't on a "diet"! Here's the basic method: brown the (of course grass fed) ground beef (or lamb) with onions, garlic, spices (whatever you want), then add your veggies and continue to cook. Dice the potato and boil in a small pan. When potatoes are mostly done, drain and dump them in with the meat and veg. Crack in 2 (or more) eggs and stir it all together. Salt and pepper. Enjoy. Proportions I used at first: 1/2 lb beef, several cups of chopped veg, 1 medium potato, 2 eggs. I often steamed the veggies a bit first if I was using broc, carrots, etc. I am an average sized woman and had never, ever eaten this much food at one meal! Heaven.

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:17 AM

Whew! I am replete but you're still making me hungry! Good thing I've learned to ignore that when it's just an impulse. :-))

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41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on March 05, 2012
at 02:19 AM

4oz meat and 1.5 zucchini? Eat more.

65bba2aa1de77b31c373c1a390c43ca8

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:20 AM

Like how much more?

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on March 05, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Until you stop being hungry. I could easily eat twice that amount.

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Enough so that you dont feel hungry in two hours. Aim for around 200g+ of meat and more veg.

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on March 06, 2012
at 04:10 PM

How much fat are you getting? You might want to round out your meal with some coconut or a handful of nuts. If you are moving from a SAD diet complete with lots of night-time snacking, there may be an adjustment period no matter what you are currently eating.

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Eat more, your body is adjusting and crying out for carbs. A two week Atkins style diet will get those carb carvings out of your system. You will discover that snacks become a moot point but I like an avocado or a hardboiled egg. I like to drink a little homemade beef stoick to curb any hunger pains. Learn to cook and cook extra and nibble on that. Roast a chicken and you can get many many meals out of it, including some stock to make other meals. Stay clear of processed foods and grab a pan and make something. I would buy: Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Meal. a fantastic book by a very cool lady who is meat friendly- she was a butcher as well as the founder of Farm 255 in Ga.

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:23 AM

I'm thinking eat more but you didn't mention any other meals. If you'd already eaten a lot of nutrient-dense foods then you may just be reacting to a habit of snacking in the evening or even just used to eating different foods.

If, however, you didn't eat at least that much in 1 or more other meals and you weigh more than 80 lbs you under-ate. :-))

I agree with Eric that the best way to avoid evening cravings is to start with a large, dense breakfast. Now, in my case, that may be at noon but I still call it breakfast.

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on March 05, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Hunger at night can be caused by breakfast in morning. Try eating for a couple of days and see where it goes. Also make sure to get some sleep. What are your plans to eat for Breakfast?

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